Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Hot Glue Gun To Her Head

Rooster was really excited about the jewelry box her cousin had given her.

It's one of those with a wind up music box and a ballerina dancer that spins around on her point shoes when the box is open.

She ran to get it, eager to show her father.

Unfortunately, she tripped over the carpet and crashed head first into the coffee table.

K rushed her to the ER.

Roo got the hot glue gun to the forehead treatment.

[Dermabond.]

The whole notion of head glue strikes me as odd...

Still, they tell us it will be less likely to scar that way, but I don't know.

This is her second encounter with skin glue on her forehead and I can see the first scar clear as day.

[Sigh.]

Otherwise, my Internet keeps going in and out, so I'm giving up for the week.

I'll have my blog control panel back to normal on Monday and will resume telling idiotic stories as usual.

Until then, later...

~OTJ

52 comments:

mark said...

Aww, that's awful. I swear by plain ol' over the counter super glue aka krazy glue. Sewing (i.e. stitches) is so old school.

PunditMom said...

I'm so sorry. I hope she's doing OK.

Assertagirl said...

Just think of all the stories you guys will have to tell her future husband...

Give that spot a little kiss for the blogosphere, okay?

Mary Beth said...

Poor Rooster! I've yet to encounter the head glue. Hope she feels better soon.

heather... said...

Poor little thing! I had Dermabond for my c-section scar. I can still see it, too.

Nicole said...

We made our first trip to the ER with my little boy last week, who also crashed into the coffee table. I was told about 500 TIMES at the ER that coffee tables are the #1 cause of head injuries to little kids. My son did end up getting stitches (Doc said his cut was too deep and wide for the glue) after I had him all psyched up that he was only getting a little bit of glue on his head. Will see how the scar thing pans out. Hope your little girl is doing well.

Sue at eLuckypacket said...

Raising my hand ... part of the glue gun to the head club: http://tinyurl.com/6cwabj

The scar is visible but fading, lo these ten months later.

All Adither said...

Oh, I've done that exact thing before. Head glue has gotta be better than Scotch tape though.

Jenifer said...

Head glue? At least it sounds less traumatic than stitches....

LSM said...

I highly recommend Mederma gel for scars. It makes a big difference. I'm so sorry to hear about the trip to the ER!

Grim Reality Girl said...

Poor Rooster! Someday she will get through this stage -- head wounds are awful though, they sure do bleed. I have a wonderful coffee table scar myself.... If pressed I would want a better story than the coffee table.... maybe you could brainstorm scar back stories with her as she gets older?

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Poor girl! I hope it heals up quickly and doesn't hurt too much!

Omaha Mama said...

So sorry for Room - I really thought it would be the ballerina getting her head glued. :-(

I wonder how they decide - glue or stitches? My B had a split on her forehead 3+ years ago and had 9 stitches on her poor head. Her scar is still there, but she wears bangs, so I never see it.

I hope all is back to "normal" for you soon.

Omaha Mama said...

I meant Roo - not Room! Jeez. That slippery index finger of mine!!!

flutter said...

ohhh Roobaloo! poor thing

Kelley said...

Moo had the glue treatment when she was a toddler. After smashing the back of her head open. Well I suppose 'smashing' is too strong a word, but who knew that such a little cut could bleed so much.

Thankfully it was under her hair, and she has dyed it black now. So if there is a scar no one would know. Unless she becomes a skinhead.

Smootches for Roo.

A said...

I have never heard of that. I suppose that's a good thing, though, that I've never had an injury that needed glue (KNOCK ON WOOD)!

Hope Rooster heals quickly.

Circus Kelli said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad she's ok.

The Woman Formerly Known as Jenn said...

I second the recommendation for Mederma. My daughter split her chin open in January and ended up with 4 stitches (doc said glue wouldn't hold the skin closed due to the size and location of the cut).

After she had the stitched removed, we started applying Mederma for Kids every day. 8 months later, the scar is still visible but much improved. We are still using the tube I bought in January! When it runs out, we will cease using the Mederma and just let time do the rest. I can tell it will be pretty much invisible in a few years.

Hugs and kisses to poor Roo!!

Momish said...

Oh, poor Roo! I hope she feels better soon. Coffee tables are evil in our house too. And dining room chairs. I can still see the scar too (I hear your sigh)!

Alikat Corner said...

Poor Roo! :( Probably as she gets older the scars will lessen.

Beck said...

Ack! Poor little girl.
When my oldest was four, she fell on a toy cash register and split her chin open - they had to do regular stitches on it and it was AGONIZING.

nikki said...

Poor kiddo!!!! I hope she's heals fast.

(Don't listen to Dirty Uncle Mark, he super glues his own nasty cuts up by himself!)

Mama Goose said...

We had a head glue incident a couple of years ago to the tune of $600. Last I checked, Crazy Glue was only .99 cents at the grocery store. We might go that route as I'm sure there will be a next time!

Give Roo an extra squish. I hope she's feeling better soon.

Don Mills Diva said...

That'll teach her to get too excited...:-)Hope she's feeling better.

Tabba said...

hugs and kisses for Roo!

corgimom said...

Ballerinas are known to be contagiously clumsy...
Give Roo hugs and anything she asks for as that will surely prevent any scars from forming!

Kyla said...

Oh no! KayTar got her nose glued back together Mother's Day '07 and she has a scar, too.

Poor Roo!

Jennifer H said...

Poor thing! My son fell when he was 18 months, and they glued the cut. Now he has a handsome scar through one eyebrow. It's well hidden unless you know it's there, but in the wide open it would be noticeable.

Has anyone tried the scar fading creams they have now? I've wondered how well they work.

GRAY MATTER MATTERS said...

I just wanna warn ya, when the child services people show up because the ER reports that your kid had two head traumas in the past year try not to answer the door in curlers with a ciggie dangling from your lower lip. I've heard things go downhill from there.

Anissa Mayhew said...

Poor baby! I hope she's been pampered and smooched within an inch of her life and living in the glory. My son had dermabond for a split chin incident..he still has a scar but its pretty cool because he calls it his "Indiana Jones" scar.

apathy lounge said...

If I had a dollar for every head wound in our crew of guys? Well...I could pay cash for this semester's college tuition. Almost.

shaz said...

oh no, poor little kid. hope she is better soon!

ImpostorMom said...

I actually had Dermabond on my C-section incision and was glad to have it. Much easier to deal with than stitches or staples.

Hope Roo feels better soon!

the new girl said...

I live in fear of those days. My stomach dropped just reading your *blessedly spare* description.

Poor Rooster Girl.

furiousBall said...

oh man, poor roo. hope she's doing better and i also hope she's milking her injury for lots of ice cream

Gwen said...

Ahh, the glue. We've had too much experience with it, some good, some not so good. Hope Rooster heals up nice and purty this time. And if not, there are always bangs, right? (or the plastic surgery--code name: "revision"--our pediatrician keeps offering). Anyway, I think scars make us interesting.

FishyGirl said...

Poor thing. The glue works great, though, and my niece's scar is barely noticeable three years later now. Hope it works that well on her, too.

Damselfly said...

I think I would faint if that happened to my child! I hope the Rooster (and you!) will be OK.

Gottlieb said...

Sunscreen the scars, even a bandaid.

It's exposure that sets it all in. Trust me, the boy has a frequent flier card for the ER.

GoteeMan said...

hope Rooster feels better, and heals up nicely. Always a bummer when stuff like that happens...

J/

Velma said...

Oh, man! My boy had the hot-glue-gun to-the-head treatment, but unfortunately it was back in the days when we were struggling with his sensory integration. He kept pulling it off in his crib - gag. Now he happily shows everyone his "Harry Potter" scar. Poor Rooster!

JoeinVegas said...

Glad you will have the blog control panel under control, too bad you can't control the rest of us from leaving idiotic comments like this one.
Sorry about the head - but it is fun to see kids so excited. (before the thump that is)

JCK said...

TWICE! I'm so sorry. Those trips to the ER are always a nightmare. We've had a couple. Maybe our girls could compare forehead scars...

Hope Rooster is back to her little big girl self by now.

Denguy said...

There's just something weird about gluing your head back together.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh, ouch! Poor little thing! It is so awful to see their faces go from complete elation to complete pain in just a split second.

Walter said...

Well at least she didn't close up an opening somewhere like her nose or ears. Hope she's back to normal soon. Enjoy your blogs - got a link to yours on mine!

Redneck Mommy said...

My children are riddled with scars. And we've tried everything from the dermabond, to superglue to stitches to my favorite, "Suck it up buttercup. I can't see your brains, so you'll be fine."

I hope the Rooster is healing fine.

I miss you J.

Paige said...

Sorry to hear about Roo.

Otherwise feel your pain about internet. You must have Comcast, just like I do.

It was not a good week to have deadlines, let's just say.

Jerri Ann said...

We made our first journey to the ER and encounter with glue last night. Here my mom and cousin were rushing us out the door, I drove like maniac putting ice on it even though he screamed and scowled and we get to the ER and we wait and wait and wait. Finally, an hour or more later and definitely 2 or more after the accident, we got the whole glue thing. I was hoping it would prevent it from scarring but .....if it didn't help you guys...ack...and of course, in my opinion, if it hadn't taken an hour (with no one else in the entire ER but us), then this precious glue might be more hepful...but we shall see.

Right now I have a purple headed 3 year old running through house screaming like a wild kid refusing to settle down for the life of him....and I have my pj's on tonight, I do not want to go to the ER in my pj's

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Poor baby!

Have you tried the mederma lotion? I have had pretty good luck with that on scars.

Aliki2006 said...

Oh no! Poor girl..I hope both she (well, primarily the Rooster) and your internet are on the mend soon.