Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cody, you're killin me smalls!

Okay so I was going to blog about this yesterday but just didn't get around to it so posting for the 3rd time today. That is probably my record, but I promise I won't post another one today, ha!

So our little Cody is learning how to pee standing up. He has been potty trained for awhile but always sits on the toilet because he is so short he can't reach over the top yet. So he has decided in the last few weeks (with some encouragement) that it might be a good idea to be a big boy and try standing while going. So he has done this a few times. On Sunday night he decided he was going to be a big boy and try it again. So I waited with him for a min and he said "Mom, sometimes it just takes me a minute." so I told him I would go put Alex to bed and be back to check in a bit. After about a minute I heard the lid slam down and Cody just start screaming and crying. He couldn't even talk. He was just holding his little penis saying owie mommie. I looked and he had this huge bruise on one side and it was instantly purple. We sat with ice on it for about 30 min before he would finally go to bed. Poor kid. We took him to see the doctor on Monday and she said it looked more like he pinched it and had a blood blister there and not that it slammed down right on top of it. She said he would be fine since he wasn't experiencing any pain going to the bathroom or any soreness. OWCH is all I can say!

Then Tuesday morning we were all in a hurry to get out the door and to my MRI so I sent all the kids in to go to the bathroom while I was gathering up my purse and car keys. All of a sudden from the kitchen I hear Cody in the bathroom yell, "Mommy!", in that panicked voice. Then he started screaming and crying so I run in there and he is rubbing his eyes yelling something about his eyes. Well turns out he sprayed air freshener right into his eyes and had it on his hands so every time he went to rub his eyes it got worse. Being in a panic I just grabbed him and put his head under the facet and almost drowned him trying to wash it out of his eyes. Then he was screaming because the water was freezing and I had his whole head under the water trying to flush his eyes out. It was hard not to be mad. I kept saying "Why did you spray that in your eyes?" and he just kept saying "I don't know, I just wanted to smell it mommy". Awh, that was a crappy surprised getting your eyes doused instead of getting a little spray. After flushing his eyes I grabbed the bottle thinking, "Great now I am going to have to spend my morning in the emergency room getting his eyes irrigated instead of getting my MRI over with". Luckily it just said wash out with water and contact a physician if irritation persists rather than seek immediate medical advice. After a few times under the water and some saline spray he seemed much better so we headed out the door. The girls kept saying "Are his eyes going to break and fall out?" Where do they get this stuff?


The Bluths said...

Poor kid! I just showed Logan today that he has a little hole in his underwear that he can use instead of pulling them all the way off. He thought that was pretty cool. I can't believe it turned purple so fast. Smart thinking taking him to the doctor about it, I probably wouldn't have thought of that.

Spaces of Gray said...

You are so funny! That poor kid--he'll forever be protecting his "parts." I feel so sad for him.
Regarding the aerosol spray,I'm the same way--by the end of the day, if one of my kids falls, it's all I can do not to lose my shit and get mad at them for falling--it's not that I'm angry, per se, it's that I get tired of seeing them hurt, and I have no patience left to do the whole, "Oh, do you need Mommy to kiss it?" when what I really want to say is, "Can you get over your owie and fetch Mommy a nice drink?"
In other news, during chemo today I read that Matthew McConaughay's brother (seriously not nearly as hot as is ooh-la-la brother), who is named, wait for it, Rooster, named his son, wait for it, Miller Lyte. Seriously. Seriously.

Spaces of Gray said...

I forgot to ask you--how did you pimp up your blog?