Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Put Us on the Map

The Middle School office assistant came to find me Monday morning.  "You need to go take a look at Mac's ear," she said.

"Oh no," I said.  The warning bell had just rung, and KK and I were just about to launch the World Savvy Challenge.  But, as any parent would do, I zipped over to the Lower School. When I saw Mac's ear, I understood my role.  It was completely bruised and bleeding profusely.  Also, Mac was sobbing.  Somehow, he tripped on a marker, which had been left on the floor, and snagged his ear on the metal part of a table.

A doctor mom who had peeked at it was fairly certain he'd need a stitch.  So, I ran back to the Middle School, grabbed my purse, and drove him to Children's.

"I'm so scared!" Mac kept saying. "I wish this had never happened!"  

"Me too," I said, "but you're going to be just fine."

"Does it HURT to get a stitch?" he yelled, repeatedly.

Let's be honest - it hurts to get a stitch.  So I kept saying, "They're going to make it as easy as possible.  You're going to be just fine."

And then?  Miracle.  No stitch.  Just an incredible amount of bruising and swelling.  People keep saying, "What happened to your kid's ear?"  Mac says, "My ear is really heavy, and it flops when I walk."  In a few days, this should work itself out.  In the meantime, it's purple and it protrudes.


Anonymous said...

Poor Mac...and mom! It hurts you when your child is hurt. Hope it heals fast! Love, Nana

LH said...

I feel sad for Mac. I wish this had never happened!!!!

mm said...

Does he still have to practice violin? I'm sorry for you and Mac.

jdoc said...

I did some zooming to get a good look at the ear. It really is purple, although the protrusion is harder to see. Poor guy. There was ice cream after this, right?

jhw said...

Poor Mac!