Last Monday was day number 5 of Natalie's staples. The doctor said to wait 5 to 7 days before getting them removed. Her head looked like it was healing up just fine and I didn't want to risk the skin growing around the staples. We decided for Family Night we'd play doctor. Doctor Brad decided it wouldn't hurt to put a little numbing cream on the head before the procedure. We also let her watch a youtube video of a man getting his removed so that she'd know what was going on.
The anticipation of the removal was far more traumatizing than the actual removal.
(That's not blood it's the medicine Brad put on.)
She has a little scar but unless you look in her hair for it you'd never know.
Natalie said, "I never want to have to get staplers again." Hopefully, that's motivation to be more careful. :)