Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Things Miss Bilateral Overhears



Well, today we emptied the pool for the summer, Gage just had to run his fourwheeler thru all that water...BIG FUN. We then headed up to the cabin, this little hunting like cabin past the field behind my house. My husband build it (even though he don't hunt) when I was pregnant with Gage. All of the men friends gather there from far and wide ever so often to do whatever it is men do, with no electricity, no water, just a cabin and a camp fire. Anyway, the four of us were walking around and Brook picked up their shovel, which is real but only about two feet long. She was digging around in dirt, ant beds whatever she could find. She found some soft soil and said "look everybody" and WHAM slammed the shovel right down on her toe (she was wearing flip flops). I jerked her up and told Chad under my breath "she's nearly cut it off" and as the blood poured I jumped on the four wheeler that was nearby and rushed her back home telling her "don't look at it, don't look at it" When we got home, Brook still crying says "Is my foot still back at the cabin?" she had overheard me say that she nearly cut it off (I meant her toe)to Chad. Gage would have never picked up on that with his one ci had it been him in that painful situation. I cleaned up her toe and realized the bone was intact and all we could really do for it was peroxide, antibiotic, gauze. It was the big toe and we may lose the nail in a few days but she'll be fine, as long as it doesn't get infected. WHEW! Next time, I'll have to be more careful about what details I verbalize.
p.s. that's why B has on house shoes, I had so much gauze wrapped around that toe, she couldn't put her tennis shoes on...no more flip flops outside.

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

OUCH! Poor thing! Glad she didn't lose a toe.

...pretty darn impressive that she heard you, though!

kristi said...

That sounds painful!!! But cute that she thought her foot was back at the cabin. Hope it heals okay!

leahlefler said...

OMG! I'm glad her toe is safe, but my goodness- that's a story that will be told in the future. I'm glad her toe is OK!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

OUCH!!!!!!! we love our flip flops...but that would keep us from wearing them forever.

andrew picks up on little stuff like that too.... ya gotta be careful. isn't that great??!!

Nicole said...

Ouch!!! Hope her toe fills better soon!

Loudest Mom said...

yOUCH- You made me cringe through the computer. Not much bothers me (blood, gore), but that one got me :)

Glad to hear you didn't leave the toe behind (good listening Brooke-LOL)!