Lucy in stitches

–Edit:  Just got a message from Erica at Intermountain Healthcare/American, who asked if she could share this post (and related pics) on their Facebook page.  With that, I’d like to share some omitted details.  The folks at Intermountain (AF) were awesome.  We got in fairly quickly (they were super busy) and they really had a sense of how to keep Lucy calm, as well as her parents.  Thanks for your help, guys!

This afternoon while Mom, Dad, Nancy, Mark, Nandy and Reed were at Cracker Barrel, I got a call from Wendy, who was in hysterics.  She was freaking out and all I could make out from her words was that Lucy had split either her lip or head and that she was bleeding profusely.

So we rushed out of the CB and I drove us up to American Fork Hospital where we met Lucy (Mom and Dad came with us.)  We got in rather quickly and they started to work on her.

First, they wrapped her head with pink tape (which held a numbing, icy thing in place over the cut.)  After 30 minutes, they took that off and gave her shots to do deeper numbing of the gash.  Once she was numb, they stitched her up.

It was really sad and to be honest, at one point, I had to put my head down on Lucy, because I thought I was going to pass out from watching the procedure.  Here are the horrific pictures, as well as the happy ending.

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2 Responses to Lucy in stitches

  1. Erica Hone says:

    Hi Nathan,
    My name is Erica and I work for Intermountain Healthcare/American Fork Hospital. I am so glad to see that Lucy is doing okay and absolutely love your post. I am actually wondering if you would mind if we shared your blog post on our Facebook page? We will understand if not 🙂 Just shoot me an email and let me know.

  2. JaKell says:

    love to see the last picture of her smiling. Thats no fun to go through, my son did the same thing in about the exact place and size when we were camping and was around her same age, breaks your heart to see them go through it. Glad she is doing well 🙂

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