Just kidding, I’ll keep it and my son but today did give me a mini heart attack. So let’s set the scene.
Little guy and I are at my office, he’s in the pack and play with his toys and I’m on my computer. He’s having a melt down throwing his toys outside the pack and play because obviously then he can get out. I tell him he’s fine and finish typing my email. I look back seconds later and small fry has a mouthful of blood.
I grab a napkin take him out and try to soak up some of the blood. He wriggling out of my arms to get to his ball and play. I’m checking his toys, the side of the pack and play and there’s no blood. His mouth still has blood coming out and I can’t see where exactly its coming from. First thing I think is of course you are wearing all white today. I’ve now called my mom four times, my best friend, my nurse sister and finally his father who actually answers the phone. I explain the situation and neither of us really know what to do so I’m like I’ll just take him to the Doctors. But now I’m like where do I go? I have Kaiser, I don’t think I can just go to his pediatrician. The ER is 30 minutes away, that seems too far. Where is the local urgent care? Why the fuck don’t I know where the urgent care is? That should be like a prerequisite to having a human. Then my mom calls and says come over here first. PERFECT.
So I load my vampire into the car and drive three minutes away to my moms. She takes him cleans his mouth and locates the source of the blood. Because you know my Mon is a real Mom and can handle any curveball you throw at her. She gets him a sippy cup of water and BAM my kids back to normal and he’s stopped bleeding. When I tell her I was about to take him to the doctors she just laughs.
This whole time I was ready to call out my safe word and have it be over. It was the first time I saw a “real” injury on my son. I didn’t freak out per se but I internally was very worried about my miniature person.
Being a new parent is stressful and I know it will get easier over time. But the same as these horrible local fire taught me I need to be more organized with the important documents and be ready for anything, I should also know what to do if my kid has a medical emergency. So for the month or so I am de cluttering my home and getting organized as well as finding my local urgent care.
Happy hump day everyone.