fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Sunday, May 23, 2010

One of those weekends...

Seriously? Seriously?

Saturday evening, we are all just about to settle down and watch Avatar (2-D), when...

...my boy is curled up screaming--SCREAMING--and there are drops of blood here and there!


My girl poked a glow-stick--a glow-stick!--into the boy's ear. Seriously, child? Seriously? What in the world prompted you? Wha-? What? Why?

This could mean a perforated ear drum! No, no, no, no, no, please, please, please, please: No. It's almost summer break! Junior Lifeguards, the pool, the beach, surfing... All that could be off the list. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, please, please, please: No.

Very, very, very, very fortunately, a preliminary look by the ER doctor tells us that most likely no: No perforated eardrum. *exhale* The ear drum looks to be just scratched. An ear-nose-throat specialist will have to see the kid on Monday, but--thank you, thank you, thank you--from the look of things, he'll only need to stay clear of water for a couple of weeks. (When told he'd have to even be careful in the shower, he said, "Okay, I just won't shower." Think again, buster).

Anyway, the kid was back to his mentos, Diet Coke and his usual self today.


Millie said...

Oh dear...I'm very glad he's ok. How frightening.I was just looking at my son's finger last night, where his sister shut the bathroom door on his finger and almost took the top off! That was almost 5 years ago, when he was 1! I still shudder when I think of it all.

*Sweet*Caroline* said...

Oh my dear - how awful - and then I'm glad everything turned out quite oK!



Tas said...

It is always a worry what kids will poke up orifices! Thank goodness it wasn't worse!

michal said...

So glad to hear he's OK! Kids will always give you reasons to worry, ha? It never ends!

Lola Nova said...

Oh good gravy! Thank goodness it wasn't worse and I hope he only has to be wary of water for a short spell. Just yesterday I caught my girl trying to shove a gummi bear up her nose. I had to remind her of the last time she put food up there and the painful doctor visit that followed.
Puzzling creatures they are indeed.

Crafty Mama said...

Oh yes, we love the diet coke and mentos. Glad the boy was ok...that's pretty scary stuff!


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