Thursday, April 28, 2005

First Cut

What's the scariest event that can happen to you at work? Getting fired? Falling down the office steps? Getting stuck in a lift?

Or getting a call from the creche where you left your two year old, a stranger's call, a call informing you that your daughter fell down and cut her chin and the bleeding stopped but she is sleeping now and they don't know what to do and can you come as soon as possible and you don't even know who the fuck is calling and all you want to do is to slam the phone down and run like a hare, run to her, run and be by her side?

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Nothing major, thankfully. She was pushed by some snot-nosed kid onto the steps where she fell and cut her chin. Sindha and I took her to Manipal Hospital, where they put in four stitches and covered her chin in gauze bandages.

The kid is taking it pretty well, everything considered. She even thanked the doctor on the way out. Tomorrow might be hell though, I suspect. I'm taking the day off anyway.

And the lady who called? I still don't clearly know who she was. She told me "my sister is alone at the creche". I said,"so who am I talking to?". She kept quiet for a few seconds and said "I am her sister's sister". Ah, of course.

20 comments:

  1. What a scare. Glad she's ok.

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  2. I am so glad she is ok... ya know I got a cut on my leg when I was pushed by my estate bully when I was about 2, and I think my father would have killed the kid had my mom not stopped him.

    Hope doc gave you something to give her for the pain.

    And Rachu thanking the doctor on her way out was a class act. My dad says when the doctor was stitching me up, I just sat there calmly watching the docter sew it up as if it were a documentary. Children are so much more resilent especially young nair girls.

    Hope it makes you worry just a little less.

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  3. Ow! That must have been horrible. I am glad she is well though.

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  4. OMG!!! That is so scary! and four stitches is no joke.

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  5. that's bad. Glad it's not too serious. And, Rachu's one helluva gal...take care.

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  6. Thank god it was nothing major. You should thank both the sisters and your stars for this.

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  7. Oopsie! Seems like a bad cut. Brave girl!

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  8. Been there! 14 stitches without anaesthesia. Was 4 or 5... Didn't show much resilience though.

    Good to hear she's taking it well. Best wishes to her. And you take care.

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  9. just this morning niharika fell down and cut her lip..nothing major,but the blood sent me into near panic..rachu seems to be a brave girl,just like my little one. glad she's ok .

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  10. Glad to know she's taking it well. A Get well soon hug from unca Sam.

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  11. Ouch! 4 stitches on that tiny a chin :(

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  12. wow ! that's the third incident !

    parag's daughter also had a fall yesterday..

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  13. glad she is fine now. :)

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  14. Creches can be cruel places sometimes... hope she recovers speedily!

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  15. 4 is huge for a 2 year old. Good you are taking the day off. Take care

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  16. Good to hear that she's alrite.

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  17. Glad nothing serious. The perils of parenthood:)

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  18. Eeks!

    Take care of the kiddo!

    Glad nothing major happened!

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  19. eve_l_incarnataMay 4, 2005 at 8:25 AM

    Poor Rachu, and poor parents!

    I'm amazed that she'd thank the doctor on the way out.

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