July 12, 2006

Stitches Are Out

Today Kate got her stitches out. It wasn't the easiest task but Kate was a real trouper. Of course out of all of the doctors we could have gotten in our pediatric office we got the one with the shaky hand. It was painful for me to watch. Once it was all done and the steri-strips were applied a nurse gave Kate a lollipop for being so good. This was Kate's very first lollipop and she really enjoyed it except for after a few minutes when the stick started to fall apart and get in her mouth. Blech!

A steri-strip side note...steri-strips never seem to come off perfectly by themselves. It's always a corner here and a side there. As each small piece lost it's stick Ken and I would trim the steri-strip so the rest would continue to adhere as long as possible and the stray loose pieces wouldn't bother Kate. It's just a little trick that seemed to work for us. Also, as bits of the scar became visible we would use mederma (2-3 times a day) and sunscreen (a 50+ SPF stick) religiously. So far so good in the healing process.
Posted by Jean-Marie at July 12, 2006 02:19 PM
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