Stitches - Or Surgical Sutures
Anyone can need stitches/sutures
"Mrs. Craig, your son needs stitches." or, "Mrs. Craig your daughter's wound requires suturing." Either way you're not happy and your son or daughter is certainly not happy. However, it does happen and probably more with boys than girls due to their inquisitive natures. Regardless, stitches or surgical sutures are they are properly called, can happen to anyone at any time. Like when you husband was cutting the meat and the knife slipped?
The word suture means join and that is what surgical sutures/stitches do, they join together the edges of the skin that's been opened. Different types of suture are used; different styles, different threads, different needles...all depending on the size of the wound.
Now that we have the serious introduction out of the way, I have written a poem about stitches. Seems my grandson just had his first stitches which brought these thoughts to mind.
Poem About Stitches
They're sometimes called stitches, sometimes they're called sutures
But surely they effect the little one's futures
That needle and thread that's pulled through their head
As mothers watch on with deepening dread.
A fall or a bump that makes a deep cut leaving a terrible wound
No time to panic, no time to falter, mother must stay right in tune
For the wound must be cleaned so the doctor can glean
What he must do to this little one's bean.
Once the cut is assessed and the child is possessed
Of the shot that the doctor allots
The doctor will choose which needle and thread
Is the size that is needed to put in this head.
For there are many sizes and types you can see
That are made for this reason, a head or a knee
It seems that the stitches are made for the pitches
Regardless of what the little one wishes.
They're made thick and thin so they can go in
Pulling together that loosening skin
Bringing it tighter so it heals no more wider
And Mom won't be left all nervous and hyper.
There is no more catgut its nylon they use
To help them to heal, those cuts and that bruise
Without leaving behind a trail you can see
Which makes mother happy as happy can be.
They sometimes use glue instead of that nylon
But that's something that you must keep a close eye on
If the cut is too deep the glue, it won't work
And the doctor could look like a terrible jerk.
So the right needle and thread the doctor must choose
And make sure there is nothing left that can ooze
The wound is all closed securely and tight
Making sure that the stitches are fine and just right.
Now you can take your little one home
Making sure for a while he doesn't fall on his dome
Keeping him safe and not letting him fall
Because you must watch the stitches and all.
Have you learned anything from reading this poem
It surely is quicker than reading a tome
But remember the stitches you get will remain
And for a few days they will cause him some pain.
Very soon you will see they'll go out of sight
And all of your worry will end in a night
Remember things happen there's nothing to do
When accidents happen its no blame to you.
How to Remove Stitches
This poem was for your enjoyment though there is nothing enjoyable about having stitches. They are sometimes necessary and the doctor will choose the needle and thread necessary for your particular case. Of course you will have to keep the stitches dry for a few days but then life gets back to normal. In three to six days, depending on the location of the stitches, you can have them removed. However, I am a firm believer we need to see the humorous side in everything (and be thankful it wasn't worse). My grandson and his stitches are doing fine!
I hope you enjoyed this little journey into stitches. Please feel free to vote and leave comments.
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