Sorry for the radio silence on Friday. We had a lot going on and it just didn’t feel right to put up a post that was happy and cheerful. I was reeling from another school shooting that I must admit I have just become accustomed to. When I heard the news I just thought to myself, “Oh, another one.” That was it and then carried on with my day. It hit me later in the evening that it was such a bad reaction to have to the news. We can’t become use to it or numb to it. We need to take action and do things to make change happen. Sending Hudson to Kindergarten has been eye opening this year. It’s been so scary sending him off on a bus where I had no control of what the bus driver did and the other drivers out while he was not under my watchful eye. Then he was gone for 7 hours without my protection. It’s been scary to not know what he is up to all day. At first I was afraid of kids being mean to him, but in todays world we need to be afraid of so much more. I’m not sure what the proper answer/game plan is to get change, but it’s something that need to continue to talk about and advocate for until change is made.
While I was holding on to my kids a little tighter at the end of the week we had our own little emergency at home. The boys and I had finished homework on Thursday and we were relaxing in the play room just chatting about our day and playing. No TV or distractions were on. Asher was on the floor playing with our dog, Bear. One second they were playing and Asher was discussing wanting to ride him, which Hudson and I told him was a horrible idea and not possible and a second later something ticked Bear off the wrong way and he was attacking Asher. Asher was originally behind him but with the force of the dog he was on the floor curled in the fetal position screaming for help. They were literally at my feet. In a moment I grabbed Bear off him and grabbed Asher. Blood went everywhere and I saw that Asher had two cuts on his face. We are still sure if they were bites or something that happened from his claws.
The next couple of mins were a whirl wind while I tried to put pressure on the wounds and stop the bleeding, got a hold of Jon, called the Pediatrician and then Urgent Care.
We ended up at Urgent Care first where they told me they could stitches. We got seen right away which was great but then we were told that since the cuts were on his face we would be better off at a Plastic Surgeon’s office. So, they bandaged him up and off we went.
He actually feel asleep on his way to the surgeon’s office and then stayed asleep during our hour long wait. Once he woke up the doctor was ready so the timing worked out perfectly. Seeing him get the stitches were torture. They had to strap him down from his shoulders to his ankles and even with the restraints he was still moving a bit and screaming over the pain.
In that time Hudson made friends with the cleaning man who kept him company during the stitches and discovered where they had their stash of lollipops for patients.
Once it was over the crying stopped and our brave boy was really to go to Target to get a toy for being so brave. We were quite the sight. I never grabbed a coat on my way out so, I was still in my blood covered shirt. Asher was also in bloody clothes and a blood stained face with now two lines of stitches.
You should have seen the cashier at Target. He just starred at us in shock. We gave him the whole tale and Asher ended up with a discount on his toy.
He is on the mend and has been quite the trooper. He stayed home from school on Friday and requested a PJ day, so that is what we did. His eye is now swollen shut and purple, but that has slowly been going down. The stitches will dissolve on their own and their should be no scarring.
Our family dog who has been with us since he was a pup and is now 10 years old is currently with my in-laws, because both boys are scared of him and honestly I’m terrified of him.
So, it was a double bam end of the week for me. Lots of emotions. I will get back to all of the pretty stuff you love to see on my page next week, but I just had to let you know what was going on.