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Well, the medical profession is out!

I guess it's it's a good thing he is aiming for robotic engineering! Lol
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!"
" okay"
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!
by on Jun. 20, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on Jun. 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM

My dd and I are both pretty squeamish when it comes to blood and other body fluids, lol.

atlmom2
by Susie on Jun. 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM
I worked 8 years as a medical assistant.
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moobahlalala
by on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM
That's funny. I did the same thing with my mandolin one day, and my 3 year old was the only one around to help. He actually enjoyed getting to apply pressure and clean me up. I was surprised how well he handled it, but I guess at that age he's just curious. Maybe he will be a doctor one day.
Momofmenagerie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 2:58 PM
GOOD! There is getting to be a shortage as drs. Retire and none wants to deal with insurance so will not go that route!


Quoting moobahlalala:

That's funny. I did the same thing with my mandolin one day, and my 3 year old was the only one around to help. He actually enjoyed getting to apply pressure and clean me up. I was surprised how well he handled it, but I guess at that age he's just curious. Maybe he will be a doctor one day.

02nana07
by Ida on Jun. 21, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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 LOL sounds like you are right not cut out for the medical field.  At least he didn't do what my mother did I busted my head open and the dr had to stop treating me because my mother passed out after seeing all the blood. 

Momofmenagerie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM
Lol! Yes, there has been mornings where he's awakened and called for me and I feel like I've walked into a scene from Criminal Minds ... Bloody sheets , blood smeared on his face, blood still running like a faucet! Those are THE WORST! I know one doesn't just wake up as long as they can breathe, so it's totally not his fault, but idk even where to BEGIN when I see that! Seriously! Anywhere else on the body... I'm totally "super nurse " but the nosebleeds....idk why it freaks me out so bad! I even had the dr explain the anatomy of the nose, thin capillaries and stuff... Still, I CANNOT be calm!
* sigh* and my perfect mom status is debunked. BWAHAHAHAHA perfect mom! Yeah, right!


Quoting luckysevenwow:

Thats funny. A few of my kids are prone to them, I was too as a child, but one time with my DD will never forget me.


My littlest (3) kept trying to get me to go into the bathroom. She would do that all of the time and it was usually nothing, so I ignored her. Then my 11 year old comes out and says "Mom Vanna's (she was 8) nose is bleeding". Um okay, had her the tissue? It's not like they have never had them. Finally he is persistant that I need to go into the bathroom.

What I walked into was straight out of a horror film. The amount of blood all over the bathroom, dripping down her and all over the floor could only be described as massive. She was sitting on the toiled cause she had been using it and couldn't get up cause she needed both hands on her nose. One to hold the tissue and one to catch what the tissue wasn't catching. It took a good 30 minutes to stop it, we were seconds away from the ER. I swear she lost half her blood (probably not, but it looked that way).  


That was the one and only time, that blood has gotten to me.

Quoting Momofmenagerie:

Oddly enough , the only blood coming from my children that I flip out over is nosebleeds. I can't wrap my head around the fact that that much blood coming from someone's FACE is totally okay! Hahaha!





Quoting boys2men2soon:

Lol....  funny!     My oldest son can't stomach the sight of blood, either.    I actually can.......  yet I can not handle blood coming from my own child!     My son once had a puncture wound on his head...blood was pouring out and I could not find the wound.   I yelled for my older son to run and get our neighbor (my best friend).   She walked in thinking I needed her to kill a spider and gasped when she saw my 4 yr old calmly sitting on the counter with blood pouring all over and me attempting not to hyperventilate!





drfink
by Emily on Jun. 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

My daughter was HORRIFIED of blood as a kid and young teen but insisted she wanted to be a nurse ...Her dad and I decided to let her start her B.S.N. major but we were prepared to get the call she had changed her mind. It has never come ,she has done hours in the emergency and has told some stories that make me feel ill but she did fine.She starts her senior year in the fall and her dad and I are still suprised....lol.

The only thing that made her re-consider was a day she spent in L&D.A woman had brought her 14 y.o. son ,mom,hubby and friend.The woman was having a lot of pain and a loooooong labor...she would scream ,the teen would yell,gmom would wail ,hubby would shout and cuss  and the friend would start snapping at everyone..It lasted about 10 hours ,my daughter was ready to change majors and have a hysterectomy. 

Momofmenagerie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Hahaha @hysterectomy! I think many of us would have if up close and personal like she was!
That's awesome that she was able to " flip a switch " like that!

For the longest time my son would just say "something in science" in fourth grade I told him he'd better push the math scores up because they are inately intertwined. He does well in all courses, but must have heard me because he'll enter high school going into algebra two.
Awesome about your dd, you must not just be proud, but really pleasantly surprised, too!


Quoting drfink:

My daughter was HORRIFIED of blood as a kid and young teen but insisted she wanted to be a nurse ...Her dad and I decided to let her start her B.S.N. major but we were prepared to get the call she had changed her mind. It has never come ,she has done hours in the emergency and has told some stories that make me feel ill but she did fine.She starts her senior year in the fall and her dad and I are still suprised....lol.

The only thing that made her re-consider was a day she spent in L&D.A woman had brought her 14 y.o. son ,mom,hubby and friend.The woman was having a lot of pain and a loooooong labor...she would scream ,the teen would yell,gmom would wail ,hubby would shout and cuss  and the friend would start snapping at everyone..It lasted about 10 hours ,my daughter was ready to change majors and have a hysterectomy. 


Jessiejack
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Hate to laugh but it was funny. My DD has such the opposite reaction. She cut a big chunk of her finger off once. We were outdoors and she came out after it stopped bleeding to tell us and show us the big chunk. She would not stop looking at it.kinda creepy really. I hope you heal fast and with out infection. 

rn4carlisle
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Soo true but i panicked when i was 9 months pregnant naked in the middle of the night when my husband passes out after a LONG pee.i was thinking my chld was going to be without a father thinkng  he had a brain aneurysm or somethng.we nurses always think the worst.

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