My daughter was riding on her Razor Scooter down a big hill when she took a very bad spill. A neighbor carried her to the house, and when I came downstairs (because of the crying), she was a bloody mess (literally).
I hate when my kids stub their toes let alone are bleeding in multiple places! When my kids are injured, I go in an extreme panic mode and always want to fly off to the hospital. I’m not quite as bad as I was when my son was a toddler, but it’s still there to some degree.
Luckily, my wife is a little more calm than I am (although she said she felt sick to her stomach too, seeing my daughter so badly hurt). My daughter had very bad scrapes from hitting the concrete with her knees (her left one looked more like half of a red ball replaced her knee… it was so bad), elbow, fingers, lip and forehead.
Her left front tooth socket was even bleeding! I got a flashlight and checked to make sure her jaw and gums weren’t damaged, then relaxed a bit more once I determined it wasn’t that bad. I then check her knee and elbow, the elbow was fine, and she was able to walk, so we chalked it up to just bad scraps.
So the problem in these scenarios is that we shouldn’t overreact! Even though your child may be screaming bloody murder, they might be better than they appear and sound!
Just a quick check on your injured child could save you from an expensive hospital visit. I have a friends wife who runs the kids to the emergency room even for colds with a moderately high fever. This is why health insurance is so high!