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- What is the Newborn Hearing Screen?
- The Best Hearing Aid Accessories for Kids
- Choosing Eyeglasses for Kids
- Great Hearing Loss Simulations
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Fall Down Go Boom
Nolan decided to take a trip into the TV stand on Friday. I could tell the gouge was deep enough to require attention, so I bundled him off to the pediatrician. Fortunately, the cut was on the forehead and they could glue it back together.
I am SO very glad for modern medical inventions. The glue was SO much less stressful than stitches: no shots, no need to come back to have the stitches removed. A few passes with a tube of medical-grade super glue, and our boy was patched up quite nicely. The cut looks MUCH smaller now that it is glued together (it was about 1/4" wide when we went in), and it should heal nicely with only a small scar.
The glue should come off in about 7 days, and he'll be good to go. He still wasn't a happy camper about the whole thing, but I was just grateful we didn't have to hold him down for stitches!
Nolan has been falling a lot lately, and complaining that his glasses are blurry. This is mildly concerning to me since:
1) His glasses are clean.
2) His vision went from normal to amblyopia in the space of 1 year. He has a history of rapidly changing vision... so it isn't out of the range of possibility that he's having issues because of his eyes.
We have an ophthalmology appointment on Thursday, so hopefully we can rule vision out as a cause to his recent clumsiness. Hopefully it is just "normal" incoordination, though!
Of course, Nolan is forever coming up with new ideas, and his latest is the glasses-as-money-holder. He's been walking around with coins stashed in his glasses ("for the library parking meters"). Fortunately, we've been able to convince him that his pockets are a better location for his spare change!