I am posting pictures of the first break intermission stage and the final product as well as some of the others I have done. There is one of mine hanging in my brother's home right now that I don't have a photo of anymore, but it was one of my favorites.
I am sorry if this is too much for your stomachs, so this is your warning. . . This is a pretty graphic photo of my daughter's head injury. First I will tell you the story to give you time to scroll quickly.
Gracie was with her dad and they were hosting a birthday party in her honor (the BIG 1-0!!!) Well, they had their festivities going which included a pinata to bust. A little girl was hitting it and on the last swing when she accidentally let go of the bat, causing it to fly straight into Gracie's forehead with a pretty hard SMACK! At this time, I was working at home and got a call from her stepmom (thank you!!!) letting me know they were rushing her to the emergency room to get checked out as she had split her head, then she told me everything that had happened. Needless to say, I rushed to Temple to meet them there and be there for Gracie.
I got there and took the first picture you see on the left. This does not do her injury justice as it is completely covered in hair that is matted by blood and Lidocaine.to numb it prior to stitches. When they started cleaning it out to prep for the stitches, I was able to get a close look at the injury, which was almost too much for me to handle. I was going to snap a picture to show the extent of the injury but decided against it. I am sure I am not the only mom who HATES seeing their child in pain and struggling. Gracie did amazing, just sitting there and letting them work at it.
While Gracie was there, she got to tell the doctor and nurses about how she hadn't even had a bite of her Lego cake or opened any presents. To her surprise, a hospital liaison brought her a wrapped gift and a card from the staff who had been a part of helping her. She got to open her first present and it was a Hello Kitty Lego set! She loved it and she now loves to tell the story of how she came to receive 10 stitches for her 10th birthday. Check out the neat card in her After picture.
Later that night, Gracie's stepmom sent me a photo of the wound after having had a chance to clean it up a bit in a bath.