Hard Headed Monkey

Mark, the two year old took a tumble on Saturday.  He didn’t fall far, but hit his head on a board.  I’m used to the boys’ antics and was not overly concerned.  I carried him to the steps to comfort him, when I saw blood coming from his ear canal.

I don’t know about everyone, but that’s when alarm bells began ringing and panic wanted to take hold.  I was sure his eardrum had burst.  We spent the afternoon at Urgent Care in North Charleston, where we learned he had somehow lacerated the inside of his ear canal, but his ear drum was intact.

The doctor was more concerned with where he had struck his head and insisted on x-rays.  Thankfully the little monkey is fine and only has one heck of a knot to show for it.


#1 boogiemum on 10.23.07 at 8:31 pm

Oh, man, do I know that feeling. Nothing much like it in the world. I am so sorry you had to go through that but am glad to hear your little monkey is fine 🙂

#2 Heidi @ Carolina Dreamz on 10.23.07 at 11:33 pm

Oh I’m so glad that he’s okay.

Heather, please email me about the urgent care that you go to.. I only know of one, and its also in North Charleston and I can’t go back there… but I did need an urgent care, this week, and just layed here suffering instead.

Mom’s have a way of making urgent needs delay, when we can.. ugh, I know. My back is out.. I can move again now.. but its so frustrating.

I don’t have a PCP anymore. Its been a whole year.. I can’t believe it. I don’t have an HMO, so I don’t have to have a PCP, but its frustrating to not have a doctor, too. Trust is a big factor, for me..

Back to watching my home town on fire. My mom lives right near that stadium that they’ve set up as RC shelter, so she’s in a good area.. not that she can breathe, though.. One of my blog friends, in Orange County, has amazing smoke photos out her back door!


#3 Taylor on 10.24.07 at 11:39 am

Oofh! Scary! Glad to know he’s ok.

#4 Margo on 10.24.07 at 6:35 pm

A knot headed monkey – that’s the best kind. 😉

#5 Joan on 10.24.07 at 11:12 pm

Yikes! Scary. Thank goodness he is okay.

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