One of the worst has happened today :( my little Rainbow, being the rambunctious toddler that she is now, stuck her finger inside the stand fan... And I wasn't able to get to her on time. HUHUHUHUHU :'((((
But God is good because it didn't chop off her finger. But of course she got cut and it bled :( Funny thing was she didn't cry loudly and long. It was more like a whimper and a short cry and that was it. Anyway I can keep telling myself that but I still blame me :( This is one of the hard things about having a toddler but having no household help. I wish I was Alice Cullen so I can see the future, prevent it from happening, and also be able to run to Rain in the speed of light so I can protect her. (And of course I'd be pretty, flawless, and won't age)
I sort of panicked more when I discovered we ran out of hydrogen peroxide and iodine at home. All we had was alcohol and cotton (Bad Mommy!) So I just dabbed her finger with a cotton with a tiny bit of alcohol and covered it up with a band aid. The alcohol part was easy because she didn't cry. I was expecting her to cry because I knew it would sting a bit. But all I got was a whimper. I was the putting the band aid that was challenging. (Note: Later on I was told by the doctor that I should not put alcohol because the sting might really hurt for toddlers.)
Back to my story... Fortunately my sister who lives a few blocks away didn't have work so I asked her to accompany me to the nearest clinic because I just wanted to make sure her cut was dressed up properly and of course to make sure that everything was alright.
We went to this small hospital along C.Reymundo in Pasig. It was pretty decent. It was no TMC or St. Lukes but it looked clean. They checked Rain's cut and the ER doctor prescribed Mupirocin. He says this is a good ointment for cuts for the whole family. Then he asked me to be the one to buy it from the pharmacy beside the hospital. Okay fine. Good thing the pharmacy was just a few steps away.
We went back to the ER after buying the ointment and then they cleaned Rain's cut with hydrogen peroxide, iodine, and then added some of the Mupirocin. When the nurse finished applying the ointment (and Rain had already calmed down), the doctor asked me "May band aid po kayo?"...
(Up music: dramatic/suspense background music = TAN TAN TAAAAAAN.... )
Seriously?!?!?! A hospital that doesn't have band aid supply? Really?! I would have to be the one to provide that?! Yes I have a box of band aid but I left them at home since I knew we were going to the clinic and assumed they would be abundant with simple first aid kits! Sheeeeesh! (This would make a great Pinoy hospital drama series episode ala-Greys Anatomy. It'll star our own Dr. "McGwapo" (McDreamy) and not having band aids will be the gist of the episode.)
To be fair, they did have gauze and medical tape. I still insisted they dress up Rain's cut even with the gauze because I didn't want her to accidentally eat the ointment in case she puts her hand in her mouth. I spent P400 for the hospital's ER service. Excluding the ointment which was around P250. Hay life!
Toddler-hood is a crazy stage. Rain isn't even 2 years old yet! I'm bracing myself for the "Terrible Twos". I heard it's real? Lord help me! :-S
|Always have first-aid kit!!! Bought this kit afterwards from Watsons for only P99|
|Taken this evening. She's fine and actively playing peek-a-boo with me :-)|