But, about an hour after we got to the beach, the high school nurse called. Buzz had been elbowed in the nose in gym class and it wouldn't stop bleeding. Buzz is sort of prone to nosebleeds anyway, but if the nurse was concerned I thought this might be a bit of an emergency. Not enough of an emergency, however, for the nurse to call an ambulance, but enough that she figured he should go home and relax the rest of the day. I was a little confused.
So, I had to leave the beach. Poor Lightning didn't want to stay without me, so I was able to sign him out and bring him with me.
By the time I picked Buzz up, the nurse said his nose had been bleeding for 40 minutes!!! Really?! Thankfully, I had already called the pediatrician (I have an "in" since my MIL works there) and we were on our way. Buzz said he felt fine and his nose really wasn't "dripping" anymore. And of course, by the time we got to the doctor's office, the bleeding had stopped. He said he had no pain and there was no bruising. We were just supposed to watch it for swelling and bruising by morning, but the doctor said he was probably fine.
What a day. Lightning's beach trip was cut short, Buzz was assaulted in gym, the day was a wash!
In the end, it was kind of a nice "mommy and boys" day at home. Surely, nothing bad can happen at home, right?