By Shirin Yadegar
Shirin YadegarCries of anguish filled my home’s empty halls. I dropped the party supplies I was arranging for my 4 year old’s birthday party and ran to the hall where I found my 8 year old daughter face down, immobile on the door track leading to the yard.

I quickly picked her up . Her face was a sea of blood. She was screaming in pain. I took a deep breath and handed her to my husband. I ran to the sink and prepared a wet napkin to wipe her face. She had a deep cut about 2 inches from her forehead to her eyebrow. It was deep and ugly. The entire left side of her face was swollen.

Luckily, my brother, who is a plastic surgeon, was there helping me set up for my 4 year old daughter’s birthday. He took one look and told me to ice it and that he would be right back.

Twenty minutes later he came back with needles to stitch her. He calmly explained what he was going to do. He talked her through the entire process while injecting her with numbing medication. He was so gentle that Bella was able to stay still. My husband was also calming her by telling her to take deep breaths.

After what seemed like the longest 10 minutes of my life, Dr. Danielpour was done and Bella was relieved that it was over. She joined the party as if nothing ever happened.

I was so proud of my 8 year old’s bravery and felt so lucky to have a plastic surgeon in the house.

I share this story because, as parents, we always tend to overreact and when we do our children overreact as well.

My husband and I both remained calm because we knew my brother was taking great care of our little girl. If we were nervous, Bella would have been nervous too.

Thanks to my brother and Bella looks like she just has a scratch and that scratch will soon be gone too.

My advice to all parents is to have STITCH MD saved in your phone in case this ever happens to your child. The last thing you want to do is be uncertain and have to rush to the ER where a resident may do the wrong thing for your child. 1.855. stitchla