Friday, August 7, 2009

I don't do blood.....

Let's just say I'm a wuss....blood, stitches, needles, they all freak me out (makes you wonder how I managed to have 2 kids, right?). I've been known to get very lightheaded when other people and animals get stitched up and I have to watch. The occupations I KNOW I cannot do....vet, nurse, doctor, surgeon. Todd and I both know this and make accomodations (he held me down both times during childbirth so I could get an IV and an epidural - but I asked him too - much easier).




Well, this time it's me getting hurt and not Jessie. And I survived the blood bath.





Last night I washed and dried Oreo. He's a champ. So I walk Alli out, tie her up, wash her off, walk her back to the barn......and she refuses to go into the grooming chute. So I pull, she tugs, I pull some more. Round in circles we go. Get her half into the chute after 20 minutes. There are side poles that go up and down, but aren't attached so you can take them out. She whips her head around, and knocks one of the poles out.





And where did it land? Right between my eyes. I'm sure I said some very bad words, hung onto her, drug her up the rest of the way into the chute and tied her butt up.





Of course, there is blood EVERYWHERE. My favorite tshirt may very well be ruined. I got the worst of the bleeding to stop, blowed her dry.....she walks out of the grooming chute like a champ where I proceeded to tie her butt up in her stall.





Todd comes home from work.....starts laughing hysterically. Then he looks at it.....maybe you need stitches.......by this time I've taken the tylenol, taken the advil, considered an adult beverage (I didn't) and the bleeding has stopped. Nope I'm not getting stitches right between my eyes. He says it will leave a scar. Do I really look like I care?????


It quit oozing about 11:00 last night.....hopefully today it will not start up again. And I have strict orders from Todd to wait til he gets home to wash Alli, so we can try and figure out what her deal was yesterday.


At least it wasn't one of the kids.....I'd have passed out for sure:)


Kris

PS - and as for why numbers are down at most county fairs? Unless you have cattle and calves to pick from, it is a VERY expensive project - with the calf running you anywhere from $500 - $5,000 and feed running $100 a month. Come to think of it, I also don't WANT to know what I've spent on pig feed for Jessie's pig, that is running us $40 a bag and a bag lasts 6 days.......

21 comments:

SewAmy said...

oh no. I hope you feel better soon.

Patty said...

I know it’s not funny but your story made me laugh! When I was younger we were playing around in the yard; just twirling and running and jumping. My shoe flew off during the playing and hit me in the forehead; it didn’t hurt and I didn’t get scared until I noticed blood running down my face. The sight of blood back then just scared me to death! Thankfully I have outgrown most of my childhood fears.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Nice one! I'm glad things seem to have settled down. But watch for infection!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

What great stories you a tell your danghter's children!!!...LOL...like the time my female child broke my nose....!!
Love to tell that one to her boys!!

Take care....LindaMay

Shorty said...

Kudos to you for being a trooper! And glad you wrangled that calf after all. I hope you heal up fast and w/o a scar, my friend! And I wish you all the best with your animal interactions in the coming days. Hopefully that injury was just a one-time thing.

Gina said...

oh sweetie I hope things get better quickly. I hate to be the bearer of bad thoughts but are your tetanus shots up to date. You don't want to get anything because of the cut.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Winifred said...

Oh dear that looks nasty. Look after it.

I keep away from all animals bigger than cats. I'm a wimp!

scrappy quilter said...

Oh no I hope it heals nicely and you don't have too much of a scar.

Dena said...

Ouch! I know it isn't funny now, but years from now you'll tell the story to your grandchildren and laugh with them. Hopefully it won't scar.

RebeccaMom said...

Sorry to hear that this happened... and I pray it heals FAST!

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is going well for you.

Susan RN in Wooster OH

fullfreezer said...

Oops, I hope you heal up soon.
I do really well in the middle of the crisis then fall apart later. That adult beverage may have been on my plate (or in my glass!).
Judy

Nancy M. said...

Oh my goodness! I would have said a few choice words too! I hope it's not hurting too bad and that it heals well.

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh gosh, bless your heart! What a great story though!

jacquie said...

oh kris, how scary is that! i'm glad your ok...could have been so much worse. i'm like you....blood...arrrg! stitches...even worse. i'd live with a scar too!

APA said...

Oh, Kris. I hope you're feeling much better today. I know that hurt. But I can't help smiling. You're such a trooper and tell a good story. Hopefully it won't leave a noticable scar. You've doctored yourself well. It is easier to be the one hurt then to see another hurt, especially a child. You and Alli, well, you just had a time togther. But, I hope she'll be kinder to you from now on. And in the meantime, yep, I'd let the hubby handle her. Rest a little bit. You deserve it!

Happy Saturday!

Ana

Small House said...

OUCH!!! Dang, it looks like it hurts. I have a hard time even looking at peoples owies. Yours was no exception. Made my stomach turn.
Get better!
Sandra

Granny Lyn said...

ouchie-wowchie! Looks a little swollen, too! Barn wood? hope you have all your shots!

silversewer said...

Soak your shirt in COLD water with some salt in, it should fetch the blood out, then wash in the normal way.

Janice said...

Darn...I'm so sorry that happened.
It looks like it hurts. Good grief.
Glad it wasn't worse.

warren said...

Well...the good news is that it's going to be a really awesome scar!