Thursday, May 25, 2006


Most of my family and friends know that I am truly blessed that my children are generally calm and pleasant. I know we all think Jayden can be exhuberant and Eliana is tenacious. But, in general, my kids don't cry unless they are truly hurt or waking up from sleep.

So, Jayden managed to get a tiny little splinter in his finger. Unfortunately, fingers don't like to become homes to foreign objects. Hence, the area near the splinter is a little red and swollen. The finger is saying, "Get this thing outta me before I get really mad!" Well, I am not sure what sparked the terror in him, but when I try to get near Jayden with tweezers, needles, or medicine, he SCREAMS HOLY HELL! I have not heard him scream like that since we had to put Lidocaine on his mouth when he got herpes! He was SO LOUD I thought for sure the neighbors were going to call CPS on me.

I thought for sure that he would calm down later in the day and we could try again after dinner. OH NO!! I was seriously mistaken! I thought perhaps picking out the bandaids (he chose Batman) would help. NOPE! Not that either! Right now he is playing with his new toy boats in warm water in the kitchen sink so he can soak his finger. Maybe it will loosen it so I can pull out the splinter while he is sleeping.


The Pizzitola Family said...

Good luck Lynda, Joe and I had to practically sit on rebecca screaming and fighting to get hers out. Hope yours goes better.
PS...I still haven't sent you a check. Email me the address again...can't seem to find it. Sorry, I'll get it to you asap!

Lori said...

I did a search on google about getting splinters out of a toddler.. I thought there were a few good suggestions there. I sympathize.. you knows my girls can be screamers... I don't know how I would do it if they kept screaming in pain with me.

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