Tyler went to his friend's house. Several boys usually get together and skateboard in the alley behind the house. Tyler was gone about an hour when his friend called and told me that Tyler jumped a post and fell and hit his head. I went to pick him up and his friend's dad had put an ice pack on Tyler's head. He said that he thought Tyler needed stitches. As Tyler's friend's dad is a coach, I knew that he was familiar with mishaps. I called Stephanie and told her what had happened. She told me to take him to the hospital and she would leave the house and meet me there. Tyler was in agony during the trip to the hospital. Emergency rooms aren't the fastest places. The triage nurse examined Tyler and cleaned the wound. The doctor examined his head, his knee, and his fingers. He said that Tyler would need staples but first he wanted an x-ray to check for a concussion. The x-ray showed no concussion. Stephanie felt faint while the doctor used the staple gun. I was worried about her passing out. I knew that the pain from putting in the staples must have been excruciating from Tyler's reaction. We left with prescriptions for an antibiotic and pain medication. Tyler stayed with us since we didn't want him to be by himself at home the next day. I got up several times during the night to wake him up as is protocol for head injuries. After the drama, I learned that Tyler was not skateboarding. He just tried to jump a post.
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