This morning started off great. Maddie woke up in a great mood and everyone got out of the door on time. Maddie and I enjoyed playgroup this morning and we caught up with some wonderful friends. Maddie did so well and warmed up a lot quicker than normal.
Maddie at lunch.
Maddie took a great nap and I began working on one of my projects for school. Around 3:00 I got a phone call that Caleb was in the nurse's office and he was very upset. He had hurt his hand and would likely need medical care. I asked her if he could take the bus home so I could evaluate the hand and take him to the hospital if needed, and she couldn't understand why I would want to do that when he "needed" medical care. She kept saying how upset he was and how she wasn't sure if he was able.
One, she said there was no blood, just a scrape where the door closed, and bruising (as there should be for this type of incident). Two, I knew that his hand hurt and that's why Caleb was so upset. I did not feel as though he was in so much pain that he couldn't take the bus home. Because Maddie was still napping and I'd have to pack stuff up (including her), it would take me a lot longer to go and get him as opposed to him just riding the bus home. Finally, I talked to someone who understood what I was saying and they caught the bus. Thankfully, they hadn't left just yet. Also, just so the ones who don't live here know, the "bus" is actually a large van. It's a very nice vehicle with kids from our neighborhood. Nothing like we used growing up, so him taking the bus was no worse than him riding in my car.
Caleb made it home and was still crying when he walked through the door. I looked at his hand and it didn't look that bad, so I put some ice on it, gave him some medicine, and elevated his hand. I let it rest for about thirty minutes and the swelling only intensified. He said it still hurt, and I had a feeling that something else was going on. After telling Daniel what all was going on and how things looked, he told me to just meet him at the hospital.
I am hopeful that Caleb's hand heals quickly and he doesn't have any issues completing his work in the meantime. He had today off from his homework, but his "strong" hand is still good so he'll be able to keep up his good work. He's doing a wonderful job with his Egyptian journal. I'm very impressed at all of his knowledge in that area.