Friday, January 18, 2008

Kids, Don't try this at home!

So when Kassidy was a baby and we went to Disneyland every week, we bought her a 14K gold Mickey Mouse ring. It was WAY too big for her so we tucked it away until it would fit. I found it yesterday and decided to give it to her. She loved it and it fit perfectly on her ring finger.

This morning I woke up to get the kids ready for school. Kass and Kam were already awake so I told them to come downstairs and Kassidy said, "Mom, can you get this off my finger?"



"Uhhh NO! I can't!!! It doesn't BELONG on that finger!" SO in a panic I called my mom to come stay with the other 3 kids and rushed Kassidy into the doctor's office. They didn't have a ring cutter there so they sent us to a different office where they were able to cut the ring off. They said the swelling should go down in a day or so.



Needless to say, she won't be wearing a ring again until she's engaged!

16 comments :

~Melissa~ said...

Oh ouch! Look at her finger!!

Deb in OPKS said...

Yikes! What a way to start the day.

Me said...

Oh geez. Did she freak out?? I would have. When I was pregnant and started gaining weight, I decided to take my wedding & engagement rings off before I couldn't get them off. Well, I waited a little too long. I couldn't get them off and I panicked. I finally managed to do it, but man, it's a sucky feeling.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

She didn't freak out until I freaked out! LOL I asked her why she didn't wake me up and she said she was worried I'd be mad! I was like holy cow, WAKE ME UP next time!
When they were cutting it off she got all teary but she did good, she said it didn't hurt, it just scared her. They gave her a HUGE package of Starburst candy when she was done.

Christine said...

Don't think too much about it. My 11 year old did this. Thankfully we were able to cut it off with wire cutters.

Jen T. said...

Do you ever have a dull day in your house?

I can't believe this happens often enough that doctors actually keep ring cutters in their offices.

Poor thing--ouch! I hope the swelling has gone down by now!

And shame on the doctor for giving Kass Starburst! Didn't they get the sealant memo from the dentist, lol?

Wishing you a low-key, doctor-free weekend...

Patty said...

Ouch, ouch ouch! Poor Kassidy. I hope you have an easy weekend, with no emergency trips to the doctors office! Plus praying for Kennedy's trips to Vandy next week.

Kacey Bode said...

Owww!! I'm glad she not too tramatized!! Good thing your mom is close by!!

susan@motherjungle.com said...

Thank goodness. Another success story!

Christina said...

Man! I would have freaked out!!!! Thank God they could take it off and I am praying that swelling goes down quick!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Well they were actually going to send us to a jewelry store at first but then one of the doctors there said that the other office had a ring cutter... I don't think they used it too often though because they had to search for it... then like 8 doctors came in to look at her finger!

She doesn't get the sealants on for a couple more weeks so I told her to enjoy the starbursts while she can! LOL

It's still pretty swollen, but hopefully it will look better tomorrow.

We have to go back to the doctor tomorrow to get Keeghan his 3rd rocephin shot... he has an ear infection... again! At least it will be a quick in and out though!

Tammy and Parker said...

I've been surfing tonight and saw that your family has also been blessed with a little one with Ds.

I'm Tammy. Mom to Parker. Nice to meet you. :)

Tammy and Parker

Kari said...

Oh No that looks sore!! AWW Poor little girl!

Stephanie said...

Owwie!! That looks painful. Btw, you have been tagged. Go to Aiden's page to find out http://aidenwyatt.blogspot.com/2008/01/love-and-hate.html

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I had to have my wedding and engagement ring cut off my finger when I was preggo with Gabi! I was just swollen because I had barely gained any weight. Only 7 pounds! I found a jeweler who did it!

Four Powells said...

Ouchie Mama!!!