So since there hasn't been enough sickness and drama in the Hicks household recently we thought we would end the week with a LONG trip to the local clinic! The kids and I washed the van and while I was outside putting everything away Xavier had a little run in with the coffee table. He came to me a little dazed and said he hit his head while he was chasing the cat. I had a look and noticed it was a pretty good gash so thought we better head to the ER. The coffee table he ran into has rounded corners so I figured he was going pretty fast to split his head open that much! I was pretty sure our local walk in clinics didn't do stitches but my gut instinct told me to stop and ask on the way. I'm glad I did because they indeed do stitches and said the wait at the ER was 8 hours tonight!! I explained to the super nice receptionist I had all 5 of my kids with me and really didn't want to wait in the tiny, sick waiting room. She told me to pull my van around to the side window and she would wave me over when it was our turn. I am so grateful she was willing to do that because it ended up being a 3 hour wait!! We got there just before 5 and hadn't had dinner yet. Luckily I had a couple bags of gold fish to tide the kids over.
We watched a movie in the van, took a little stroll around the parking lot and played a gazillion games of what time is it Mr. wolf. By the time it was finally our turn the kids were done!!
The doctor had to ask the nurse to come and take the screaming, starving banshees out of the room so he could concentrate on what he was doing! I must say I was a little embarrassed but I understood the kids frustration. I was on the verge of throwing myself on the floor and screaming too!
The doctor did a great job and Xavier was really brave! He said we needed to come back in 5 days to get the stitches removed and I laughed out loud. He understood and decided instead to give me a quick lesson in removing stitches! This was our first time getting a baby stitched up and I'm proud to say we all survived!!