About the lack of pictures, I'm saving up all my flickr room for Christmas pictures. So, prepare yourself for a major overload!
Yesterday we had our second bout with the superglue. Judah was walking outside on his way to go to lunch and fell and cut his forehead. He seemed ok, but the cut looked pretty wide to me. So, after checking with the nurse, we decided to head over to Prompt Care. I love Judah's pediatrician, but unfortunately, he had already started his Christmas vacation. Also, his office is alway super quick and I wasn't so sure it would be at Prompt Care.
We actually got in and out in about an hour, which could have been much worse. They told me that they would need to put in a stich and he wouldn't like it so we'd have to hold him down. Thankfully Dr. Stanley did the glue last time (in his chin), so I asked for that. They said yes, he held very still, it was over quickly, and he even got a sticker. The doctor remarked on what a GREAT patient he was!
Every encounter I have with doctors/hospitals/medical procedures makes me realize how important it is to be informed. Going in not knowing anything leaves you in the hands of the doctors. Just because they are medical professionals doesn't mean they know everything.
The area that I think this most applies is during labor and childbirth. I read so many books, talked to people, and looked up information online, so I went into childbirth knowing what I wanted and what I didn't want. I knew that I could say no to an induction, no to an "emergency" c-section. I ended up having really incredible childbirth experiences and I think a lot of it had to do with being informed.
But, even in small little situations like having a cut forehead. I'm so glad that we avoided screaming, holding him down, stich removal and had an easy procedure and quick recovery!