Motherhood is full of many firsts, unfortunately the first accident your child has is going to be one of them. However, you’ll both get through the first big accident with a little help from CareNow.
As a new mom there are many wonderful “first” moments you get to experience.
The first smile. The first laugh. The first time you plainly hear “mama” cross their lips.
Unfortunately, there are going to be many other firsts that don’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy.
The first real cold. The first tooth (when it’s coming in.) And the first accident.
Hopefully for you, a bandage and a magic kiss from mama will make that “first” moment all better. However, there is probably going to be that first real moment (as evidenced by Facebook feed) when a kiss isn’t going to make it all better. You need real medical help because there’s blood, pain, or a broken bone that you can’t make go away all by yourself.
(Yes, this is the part of parenting that really sucks.)
For me, I remember that “first” moment like it was yesterday. I had been home with my son for an extended maternity leave (about a year) working from home, and the time had finally come when I needed to go to a meeting. Until then, my meets were playdates – Jackson, me, and a diaper bag. I felt so anxious – first to put on adult clothes (those that once upon a time fit me in the work world, but now didn’t look or feel the same) and second because I had to talk to people about something else besides my new kid.
I was so *beyond* nervous. And the meeting was just one hour – you would have thought it was a whole week the way I was acting.
My husband took off a few hours to watch our little baby while I was out, and then I would return home to reclaim my throne of mama.
Should be a piece of cake, right?
When I rolled out of my meeting and turned on my phone to let the boys know I was on my way home, I found a voicemail from my husband already waiting for me:
“Hi Honey, (all nervous and shaky sounding), Jackson pulled my razor on him and he’s bleeding. It’s pretty bad. Call me when you’re on your way.”
Are you kidding me???
I rushed into our house and my husband gave me the play by play:
He was getting ready for work and Jackson was in the bathroom with him. For two seconds he turned around to wipe his face, and in that time, Jackson (who was beginning to crawl at the time), pulled the cord to his electric razor and it fell on him – the side of the razor just graced the side of my son’s face to create a cut along his eyebrow.
All I could see was the towel dotted red as I reached to hold my son, I was just devastated. Then, my husband had to return to work, leaving me to figure out what to do for our baby, who while bleeding, seemed to be reasonably content and unbothered by the events.
All kinds of things were running through my head, but I knew we needed to see someone now. I had often passed by a place nearby called CareNow. Although I wasn’t sure exactly how it worked, the name signaled that it was exactly what I was looking for.
As I entered the clinic, I was greeted warmly by the woman at the desk and she asked how she could help. Even in my crazy anxious state, she understood my gibberish and assured me that the doctor would see us as soon as possible. We took a seat in the lobby and in just a few minutes, our name was called and we were lead to a bed for them to take a look.
Once I was standing back from my son and the doctors, for the first time that morning, I took a deep breath.
It was gonna be ok.
The doctor let me know there had been no real injuries, just a small cut that required one.whole.stitch.
He was going to be ok.
In just a few minutes and a small bandage later, we were done and on our way home – all before lunch.
Thankfully, I was able to get the care now that we needed with a little help from CareNow.
When you are sick or injured, the last thing you need is a long wait at the doctor’s office or emergency room. You deserve quality medical care that’s also convenient. That’s why CareNow is dedicated to reducing your wait while improving your health. Next time you or a loved one is under the weather, visit a CareNow urgent care clinic to feel better fast. With over 110 urgent care clinics around the United States and 30 locations in DFW, CareNow is ready to serve you near your home, workplace or school. Their clinics are open 7 days a week and stay open late to provide care when you need it the most.