Well he not only stepped on it, he lodged it through his heal and then broke it off inside. He was hysterical. He hobbled over with the broken part in his hand crying. Beau took a look at it and told him to hold still while he tried to see if he could pull it out. It was lodged in pretty deep and every time Beau attempted to pull it out he would flip out screaming "Don't touch it! It hurts!" At this point Savannah is feeling horrible for not putting the toothpicks away. There is always something about learning a lesson the hard way that drives the point home rather than mom just trying to tell you why you should it.
We decided that it would be best if we had the doctor help. They could at least numb the area. So we called up the pediatrician during the after hours and scheduled for him to come in. Beau took him up while we headed to church. All went well. As you can see from the picture he had a good size piece lodged lodged in the foot. Beau said he went hysterical over getting the shot to help numb it. It took Beau, the Dr. and another nurse to help hold him down. "He's a tough little guy," one of them commented. Yes he is.
They were able to get it out without having to cut it open or without it splintering. He brought home the prize in a jar, and spent the afternoon watching a movie relaxing. My favorite part was when the girls all got home from church and they ran over to see the tooth pick, and asked him, "Did you cry?"
"No. I screamed."