The Family Moore

The Family Moore

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sean is hard-headed!

And we're glad he's hard-headed - we made our second trip to the Emergency Room on last Saturday.

We were invited to a friend's home to watch the Alabama football game.  After the game their two boys and ours were going to make use of their pool.

Well, they also have a trampoline and so all four of the boys climbed aboard and set about having a great time.  They had been on and off the trampoline several different times during and after the game with no problems - until the last time.

Literally as Mike was taking a breath to tell them it was time to go we saw Sean go dashing into the house with the other three on his heels.  As we get to the door one of the boys announces that "Sean split his head open!"  Yikes!!

Turns out there was a basketball hoop nearby and the last time he bounced up, he came in under the hoop and smacked into one of the hooks that hold the net in place.

After evaluating the situation we saw that he did indeed have a bloody spot on the top of his head:

So, we dropped Kerri off at home and Mike took both the boys to the ER (Zach wanted an adventure).

When we were called back to triage the nurse asked if Sean had been in recently - she recognized him from his first visit four weeks earlier!  Mike informed Sean that being on a first-name basis with the nurse at the ER was NOT a good thing.

The best part for Mike was when they began poking around the boo-boo, Sean quickly asked him to come over so he could squeeze his hand so it wouldn't hurt as much.  Sean told Mike that he was going to squeeze hard enough so he would know how bad it was hurting, so that he could feel the same thing.  LOL!!

The next stop was the treatment area for an evaluation of possible stitches, staples and a concussion.  After everything was cleaned up it turned out that he did not split his scalp, it only took a shallow gouge.  (So, yes, Sean scalped himself!)

Well, by the next day of this adventure Sean's scalp had healed incredibly quickly:

And by Monday:

We are thankful to God that Sean had only a minor injury and that he heals so quickly.  It seems he is our little crash-test dummy: he has cuts and bruises all over and nothing seems to slow him down.

On a lighter note, we want you all to know how very blessed we feel for all the prayers you send our way every day.  There are so many little things about this process that defy earthly expectation and, as a good friend of ours said, the only way to "explain it is through prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit."

Praise God!

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