My 14 yr old has always been squeamish... About lost his lunch while being taught to gut a fish at camp.
Today I managed to cut both my thumbs simultaneously on the blades of a food chopper (not an idiot, I didn't realize the blade had come off in my parsley until ... Uh, well, I found it)
Anyhow I start calling for ds as both were bleeding pretty bad and I couldn't put pressure on both at the same time. He comes in the kitchen and asks " What?" His eyes get HUGE as he does a dance similar to my spider dance saying, " Oh! Oh! Oh!"
He gets the first aid kit, and starts chanting " It's okay. It's okay. It's okay" I have a sneaking suspicious this mantra was for him and not me as I had to Bark at him to get me two dishclothes and help me put pressure on ( EMT is out, too, huh?) hah!
When one stopped bleeding, I told him " now antibiotic on a band aid, poor kid's hands were shaking so bad that the antibiotic was written in cursive! He got that one on, finally and my other thumb hadn't stopped bleeding yet. He says "mom, I really gotta pee. Can I go and come right back?" I'm laughing so hard at this point!
" yes, baby, go pee, but be positive you wash your hands before coming back"
" yes, I will! Are you gonna be okay?"
" yes, just GO but wash your hands and come back!"
Luckily, the bleeding had slowed enough to dab away and have the cursive antibiotic put on the second band aid and put on the cut.
He asks if I'm okay, I say yeah, apparently a bit better than you! Two minutes later he comes back where I'm sitting and asks " mom? If that thumb doesn't stop bleeding, with you need stitches? Will you be okay? I assured him that if required, a cut like this would only required superglue because although a bit deep and painful, it was a small cut and the superglue we have here would work fine.
So, he will NOT be the doctor in the family! Gotta aim for robotics or mechanical engineering! Hahaha! Just thought I'd share!