Wordless Wednesday — Olivia Got Nine Staples in Her Head!

by Janice

Wordless Wednesday

My brave girl got nine staples in her head this week!

Olivia never stops bouncing. I call her Tigger. This week, my little girl who never stops moving, gashed open her head while playing in the viewing area at the ice rink. Jackson was at his goalie practice and Olivia was keeping herself entertained playing with another child and somehow she ran/bounced into the sharp underside of a countertop.

Olivia was SO brave at the hospital, spending more time chatting with staff and giggling with her dad and me than she did crying. When her doctor cleaned and exposed the almost two inch long gash that sliced right through all the layers of her skin, Olivia just squeezed me as tight as she could and didn’t even cry. Of course, when the staples went in, she couldn’t hold in her screams. It was heartbreaking and I was very queasy by the end of the whole ordeal.

She had eleven staples – the doctor removed and redid a couple – and so the final count is nine staples in my sweet girl’s head. I am just so grateful all is well now and my girl is back to her bouncy self. Although I am really trying to get her to bounce a bit less and a lot more safely!


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Written by Janice, co-founder of this Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Smellyann January 30, 2013 at 1:04 am

Poor BABY!!! Ouch. I hope she’s back to her old self before you know it!


2 @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman January 30, 2013 at 1:18 am

ohhhhh poor baby! I’m glad to hear she is going better now. WOW – Poor Mama too. I would have been freaking out.


3 Candy January 30, 2013 at 1:36 am

Oh my goodness what a brave girl! I would have been freaking out too!! So glad it wasn’t worse. Hold her down from now on ;)


4 Colette S January 30, 2013 at 2:33 am

Ouch!!! That’s so hard to read, I know how you felt! It’s so hard to watch our babies in burdens.

I hope she heals soon.


5 Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

Oh my gosh! What!!! She is definitely braver than I would be! Oh, your sweet girl – good on her for being so strong! I hope she heals really, really fast and that the staple removal will be pain free for everyone! :-)


6 A Rural Journal January 30, 2013 at 5:56 am

Ouch! Poor thing — looks like a nasty gash.


7 marina January 30, 2013 at 7:00 am

Oh no!!That sure is one brave little girl!!


8 prasti January 30, 2013 at 7:10 am

oh my goodness! poor thing. i can understand the difficulty in watching your child in pain. i hope her wound heals quickly.


9 Jenny January 30, 2013 at 7:21 am

wow poor baby. glad she’s ok :)


10 Jill Robson January 30, 2013 at 7:22 am

Brave girl, i’m with you on the queasy feeling when you hear your child in distress, there is nothing worse. Brave Mum and Dad too.


11 JOY January 30, 2013 at 7:54 am

Ouch! Bless her little heart!


12 alicia January 30, 2013 at 7:59 am

Oh wow. So glad she’s going to be ok. That is one brave girl!


13 Lolli January 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

Only Livvy would be giggling in the hospital bed like that. Hope she’s feeling fine and heals fast!


14 Star Traci January 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

Poor baby! I’m so glad that she’s okay.



15 HomeVenn January 30, 2013 at 9:16 am

How horrible. You are right that she was super brave. But it also takes a super brave parent to watch stitches being put into their child’s noggin. The squeamish stomach takes out more than a few.


16 Anjanette aka. MommaYoung January 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

Oh Janice poor thing, but I bet it was harder on Momma..


17 another jennifer January 30, 2013 at 9:33 am

Oh no! Glad to hear she’s ok. My 7yo has been to the ER twice. One staple in his head and 7 stitches in his arm. He was a trooper at the ER. Now if we could only slow them down…


18 TaMara January 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

OUCH! That looks so painful! What a brave little girl.


19 Onica {MommyFactor} January 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

Oh wow. I’m glad everything was taken care of with minimal tears. The first time I took my son to the ER for an open wound, I was more upset then he was. That’s parenting for you


20 Karen A. Nelson ( January 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

Bless her heart! Glad she is doing better now. Staples don’t sound like a lot of fun.


21 Paula J January 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

Poor thing!! Just reading the story and seeing the photo was difficult…



22 Desiree Eaglin January 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm

OMGosh! That looks so ouchy!


23 Tonia L. Clark February 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Oh that looks awful! My son broke his wrist when he was 4 1/2 and I thought I was going to pass out looking at his lifeless arm! This is much worse! Yikes!
Sure glad they didn’t have to shave her head. Here’s to a quick recovery and a brave little girl!


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