It’s been a while since I last posted… give or take a few days. 2 nights ago, my little boy got into an accident at home while I was away taking my wife to work.
Apparently, he was taking a bath and he stooped down to soap his feet. What he didn’t realize was that he was too close to the wall and the soap dish’s water drain (a little pointed spout) was just above him. This wasn’t the type of soap holder that’s usually seen with 2 suction caps sticking to the wall. This one was ceramic and installed “into” the wall.
After soaping up his legs and feet, he stood up… so quick that he didn’t realize how close he was to the pointed object. BUMP!!! Right on the top of his noggin!
And as with all head cuts, these usually tend to be very bloody. So, with all the water from his hair that came from the shower together with the gush of blood from his injury, it flowed all over his face… and down his body.
According to my dad (who was at my place and saw the incident), my little girl was freaking out and crying… scared and filled with concern that her big brother’s condition might get worse. So, they immediately applied first aid, they cut the hair around the affected area and placed medication for the wound. They called me up as well as my wife via cellphone… I was on my way home then and my misis just arrived at work.
I rushed home and checked if everything was ok… the situation was handled competently and my little boy was already getting ready for bed. A few minutes after I arrived, I got a text message from my wife informing me that she was told (ordered, actually) to head back home due to what had just happened.
Next day we took our kid to the hospital to have his wound cleaned properly and for a routine checkup just so we know that “we’re in the clear” with regards to complications that may arise due to the sensitive area wherein my boy had been hit.
He underwent a “skull series” to make sure there were no fractures (Thank, God!).
I just hope it doesn’t happen again… although we know that accidents ARE indeed accidents. They occur unexpectedly. But to the best of our abilities, we can somehow minimize the probabilities by taking all necessary precautions and preparations.