|NB the small man fast asleep in the middle!|
The doctors and nurses were really nice and Jacob was fine, strictly speaking I don't think he needed to go but I just wanted to be sure as I was worried about his mouth healing strangely but they have assured me its a very minor and common injury to his frenulum (the small fold of tissue that secures the lip to the gum) which can be easily torn and will heal fine on its own (phew). The A&E department in Haverford west had its very own children's waiting area with toys and colourful seating so we didn't have to worry about keeping him quiet or contained which was brilliant and something I haven't heard of before!
At least my mind was put at rest. I have taken some teasing from my mum, a few times when someone has knocked themselves or got a paper cut she asks me if we should go to A&E. I'm choosing to ignore that! The baby is so precious I would hate to think that I had not taken action when I should have.
I've been really emotional about the little accident, it's made me feel a bit nervous about looking after the little man. He is growing up and it's going to be hard to protect him. He dealt with it all really well though and I think that learning that he will get hurt sometimes and everything will be ok is probably all part of growing up into a strong and confident person.
Unfortunately about 3 hours after arriving on holiday a few days ago Jacob's dad also had to go to A&E - when unpacking some groceries he cut his finger very badly on a broken bottle. There was blood everywhere and its a very deep cut. A few butterfly stitches and dressings have sorted it out though but it has meant he can't go in the sea or do any washing up (the lengths some people will go to to get out of chores!!). He is fine though thank goodness but I'm not happy about the frequent visits to the hospital - I just hope that's it for this holiday!
|Walking in the river that runs to the sea on the Nine Wells rocky beach|
|Panorama Newgale Beach|