Friday, August 19, 2011

Twelve years ago at the piercing kiosk at the mall I made a bad call. Katelyn was five years old and we were getting her ears pierced. She was scared and instead of having one ear at a time done I had two girls pierce her ears at once. One ear piercing was really low and twelve years later it finally split resulting in what we refer to as her butt ear!

Butt ear no more.....Katelyn's earring hole split back in November, it looked like a butt crack.

We had to wait five months just to get an appointment with a plastic surgeon and another four months to get a surgery date. This minor procedure could not be fixed by a regular doctor or in the plastic surgeon office. Don't you think a little crazy glue and bam good as new. Heck no, surgical center $$$ surgeon cost $$$$$$ insurance covered NO! The price of vanity and accessories priceless! 



Twenty minutes or so later she was out and on our way. Several stitches and some sterile strips later in a couple months she can get it re-pierced. And my accessory girl once again will be wearing her favorite earrings and not have a naked butt ear!

Happy Friday all!

17 comments:

blueviolet said...

Oh man. I'm a wimp. I would have stuck with the butt ear!

Joyce said...

Soon her ear will be as good as new. Thank goodness she had you to hold her hand during the surgery and a daddy who might buy her a new pair of diamond earrings. hint, hint on the diamonds. :)
Now any advise for a butt scar stomach? LOL... All kidding aside I'm glad it is fixed and she is onto healing. Have a good one my friend. xo

Bobbi said...

Butt ear! That's funny!

That's crazy it took so long to get in with a plastic surgeon and have the actual surgery!

Mama Zen said...

Butt ear! I love it!

Ina in Alaska said...

Poor Katelyn! She definitely needs diamond posts after she heals, I agree with Joyce.

pve design said...

poor katelyn, ouch. thank goodness for modern meds and doctors to fix little tears and mothers to mend broken tears. you are a good mom.
pve

likeschocolate said...

I think this will have me think twice about getting baby girls ears pierced. Ouch! I am glad they were able to fix it.

Kwana said...

Ouch poor Katelyn. What a trooper she is. I'm showing this to my DD as a cautionary tail. She is always wanting another hole in her ear from the mall and I say no.
And I agree diamonds for her!

lisaroyhandbags said...

ouch! poor thing - but it will be good as new in no time! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Thank goodness. You are such a great mother! : )

Laughed so hard about the term butt ear.

I want a little girl so I can get her ears pierced.

Sonya said...

I sorta thought her butt ear was cute..lol Im glad she got it fixed though :)

Tezzie said...

Wow, that's a whole lotta work for one ear lobe! I guess one doesn't think about how important it is, until it happens to you. Glad she ended getting it fixed at last!

CM said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch! Well, glad she's able to get it fixed. Hope it wasn't too hard on the wallet!

Unknown Mami said...

I think I would have kept the butt ear too.

Leslie said...

Awww.. poor Katelyn. I am glad that she's got that butt ear all fixed up. lol ~ I swear, that is something that my family would do ( naming it)
I have a hole that is low on my lobe also.. I did it myself with a needle and ice cubes ~ the things we do as kids!!!

Lisa said...

So glad it was fixable. I know she cannot wait to wear earrings!

Mrs4444 said...

Aw, you're a sweet mommy. This is funny (sorry) but I'm glad it will all work out!