So were we going downtown to do some quick souvenir shopping. We went down be the church of the spilled blood and stopped at a park on the way, so the kids could blow off some steam from the car ride. Damien hopped the low iron fence and jumped on the grass I was calling him back as Sergey sat on the fence, right in front of me, then Xavier cried, I turned to look at him struggle to get out of the stroller, that is when I heard a “Thonk” sound and turn back to see Sergey laying on the low rock wall.
I picked him up and comforted him, as grandpa got Xavier out, of the stroller. My hand holding his head was all sweaty so I went to wipe it off on my pants, and that is when I noticed the blood. Apparently when his head hit the stone it broke the skin and there was much blood (which is to be expected from head wounds, and not necessarily a bad sign). We put some wipes over the wound, put some pressure on and wrangled the kids back to the car. Grandpa got out his first aid kit, with some gauze, which I am sure felt better for Sergey than then scented (and probably aloe infused) wipes we were using. I tied a gauze bandage around his head to keep the pressure on but still let him move his head around, the cut was above the neck so it was hard to get a good hold.
Once back home at the In-Law’s I checked www.webMD.com to see if he would need a brain surgeon (because I am a paranoid parent just like most of you), and Grandma had cleaned p the wound a bit, and none of us liked how it looked, so I stayed home with Damien and Xavier, while Grandma and Grandma took Sergey to the hospital. About two hours later they came back, as I was feeding the other two boys. Sergey had a new gauze head wrap when he came in, and seemed in good spirits as he ate his ice cream.
Apparently he did have a few stitches put in, and will have to go back tomorrow for some more treatment, and a new bandage, good thing the hospital is close by. Grandpa said he did really well at the hospital, he never cried or screamed the whole time. Sergey also thanked the doctors in Russian, after they were done.
As you can see they like gauze here in Russia.
Sergey’s first words to me upon arriving back home were, “Papa we need to get walkie-talkies, so that we can talk to each other, and so I can call my girlfriend. I don’t have a girlfriend yet but if I call her then I will have a girlfriend and then I will have one more friend, see that is why we need to get walkie-talkies.”
After lunch Sergey and Xavier took a nap, and me and Grandpa went shopping, for a bath mat to avoid slipping in the tub. and a timer for time-outs.
When we got back from the store, we decided to go to the gulf of Finland and hang out at the beach, but that is another post as I am packing for my trip back to the USA later today, and it is 1:30am here now.
Hope to see you guys soon.