Dean's first visit to the ER
As I was trying to get dinner together last night, Dean was climbing up on our kitchen stool, slipped and hit his chin on the corner of the stool. We first noticed the cut on his tongue since it was bleeding pretty badly. We let it bleed a little while and then had him drink a glass of water so we could see how bad the cut was. That actually made the bleeding stop and we figured that the cut wasn't bad enough to go to the hospital. As we were going to give him tylenol, Matt noticed Dean had a decent cut under his chin.
So, off we went to the ER. Our visit was as good as you could possibly get at the ER. We got right in and within a half hour we'd seen the physician's assistant. He decided the cut was about as clean as you could get and that glue would be better than stitches. That took about 5 min. while I held his hands and legs and a little fan. Matt held his head and the doctor held the cut closed. We were out within an hour or so. He really did quite well (only cried when the doctors were doing stuff to him and stopped when they had left) and seems to be fine. It's not visible straight on right now, but hopefully it doesn't scar too badly. We took these pictures after we got home from the hospital.
Attack of the killer fire ants
I have mentioned before that fire ants are my number 1 hated thing about TX. I seem to get bit more often than Matt, but I don't think I'll complain nearly as loudly the next time it happens after what happened to him two days ago! He got bit by 2 fire ants. At first it just looked a little more swollen than normal. When he got home from work yesterday the whole top half of his foot was swollen and he was limping. When we were at the hospital for Dean, we slipped a question about Matt's foot. He said it looked like an allergic reaction and to take benadryl and zantac. So, he did.
This morning his foot looked even worse. The swelling had spread further up his foot. So he went to our family practice doctor this afternoon. She thought it looked infected and prescribed him some antibiotics. She traced the swelling with a sharpie and told him to come back tomorrow if it was worse or back on Monday if it hadn't gone down. Hopefully the meds help. It's all discolored now and he has a blister where the ants bit him.