We signed Mason in and it was going to be about an hour wait, but it was fine because one of the nurses came and put some numbing gel on Mason's head so it would be numb by the time we went in to see the doctor. Mason didn't even mess with the cotton ball on his head for the full hour we waited. He just played with us and the toys until the nurse took us back. We waited for about 5 minutes for the exam room to open up because a little girl had a bead stuck up her nose, so she was in there with her mom and the doctor. (We were talking to them in the waiting room). Once the room opened up, the nurse took us to the exam room and we waited for the doctor for about 5 minutes. The doctor came in and said that he was going to prick around his wound to make sure he was numb, but if it bothered him then he would need a shot. He also asked if we would need a restraining board to make sure he stayed still, and we asked if he could suck on a sucker instead. Matthew and I both felt that restraining Mason would probably make him upset. The doctor said he can work with whatever makes him comfortable, so Matthew and I laid Mason on the bed, gave him a sucker and put a show on my phone so he could watch while the doctor sewed him up. The doctor pricked around his wound with a needle and Mason seemed fine, he even pricked inside his wound and Mason didn't move at all, so he decided that he wouldn't need the extra numbing shot. As soon as we heard that he wouldn't need the shot, Matthew and I both felt a little more comfortable, but we were still nervous how Mason was going to do while getting stitched up. It took 6 stitches to close up the wound and Mason was FANTASTIC through the whole thing! He didn't budge or anything and didn't even care what the doctor was doing to him on his forehead. Before going in, Matthew and I both had high hopes for it to go well, considering Mason sat very still for the face painter at my nephew's birthday party, but still you just never know. Once we were done Matthew and I felt SO much better. I know it was just something that can get stitched up, but you never want your child to feel pain and go through something like this or something worse. You keep going over in your head about all the WHAT IFS? and it can really drive you crazy in the moment. Accidents happen and that's life. You wish that you could take your child's place in every moment that causes them pain, but unfortunately life doesn't work that way. You just have to remember that it could have been worse. There is always a positive in every negative. You may not see it right away sometimes, but it's there. At the very end, I told Mason that I give him the right to cry every day for the rest of his life if he want's because he made this experience the best it could have been.
My strong boy! Even if it leaves a scar, girls will dig it.