So, here I am....on my way to the hospital with a patient (stable patient) in the back of my ambulance when my phone starts ringing....I hit mute like I always do when there is a patient. Well, after multiple calls in a 5 minute period (and I mean multiple) I looked at my cell and there were calls from daycare AND my husband (who by the way was at work, in MRI WITH a sedated patient on his exam table). A little panic hit and I had my partner call my husband to see what was going on. He said daycare called him because they couldn't reach me and said "Hi, Mia is ok just need someone to come and take the pea out of her nose". OK this is a first for us....we take care of patients-strangers- strangers kids--not our own child....our child would never do that. We are now PROUD members of the "she did that?" club! We did laugh at first, really they cant get a pea out of her nose? I was relieved to hear that she hadn't fallen off the jungle gym and broken anything. Good thing daycare is just a block away from the hospital.
After I off loaded my patient in the ER we (my work partner - Kerri & I) headed over to the daycare (in the ambulance I might add). You always make a statement when you pull an ambulance into a daycare-frantic faces appear. There I find Mia, happy as a lark not only with a pea stuck waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up in her left nare but I see a bruise - ok it's a shiner- on the right upper lip. Now that upper lip got me more excited than the pea did. I asked Mia what happened to her lip (now swollen and pretty colors) and she responded with "I got hit by the horsey" ????????? horse? I will find out more about that later. I took her into my ambulance-she has been wanting to see the inside of a rescue and this was the perfect opportunity for her to see where mommy works. She was a trooper, didn't cry or even whimper she just sat real still, let me look up in her nose with a light and pull the pea out with my handy dandy hemostat. Of course I had to let my partner take a peak too (I know....that's what paramedics are like-gotta see everything)
Pea out, pictures taken and back into daycare we go with the all important question, where's the horse?
Mia and her playmate were playing on one of those "springy horses" you know the steel ones you see at the park - yep....that one. She was at the front while someone was rocking on it and whamo right in the kisser-she got it!
I'm not sure how to handle all of these lumps, bumps and bruises............I have a little girl-a sweet little girl who apparently is a tom boy to the 100th degree!
Here's a few pics for your viewing pleasure. Oh I can't wait til she grows up and I get to tell this story to her :)