Well I got to ge on the other side of the fence this past week. My 12 yo decided to leave just 1.0 cm of his ear attached, Fx a clavicle and a finger. How? On his bicycle!! We have dirt bikes, quads and jet skis..he did this doing jumps on his bike!!
Thankfully ?? A stick pierced his ear & kept it in place until we got to the ER.
After being transferred to a trauma center he recieved Hyperbaric Txs which I must say I was sceptical about...he is doing well. The ear is intact and hearing is fine. The tx's made an incredibly awesome difference, visibly after just 2 hours!!
Things I found interesting about this experience....
1.) He refused his sisters request to go in the house until I arrived because he didn't "want to bleed on moms floors" even though he was shocky at 160/100 and shaking like a leaf on a tree in a wind storm.
2.) He did a crab walk up the gurney at the ED because the resident had on "dirty" gloves and insisted that he change his gloves before he touched him. It was Betadine on the gloves LOL
Can you tell he is a Nurses son??!!
3.) Once the nurses at the recieving facility found out that I was a nurse they spent LESS time with him assuming that I would meet his needs. Even though I empasized that this was NOT my area and bowed to their knowledge.
Anyway, he has one more reconstructive surgery to undergo...he is rather asymetrical at this time and then all will be well. Boys will be boys right?! So because his bike was wrecked we decided to buy another dependant on passing grades/catching up on schoolwork. What are ya gonna do? LOL
Can I please stress the importance of helmets here? even on "just" a bicycle!!