Actress Kristen Bell recently shared an Instagram post featuring a situation many of us mamas know all too well—a trip to the ER.

A door vs. kiddo incident (of which the door won) landed Bell’s daughter in Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ emergency room with a finger injury that the actress describes as, “Smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut.”

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First emergency room visit. One hairline fracture and a finger smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut. Thank you so much to @childrensla for the amazing care, thank u Dr. Olsen, and Sonia our child life specialist. Did you know that when you enter the emergency room at @childrensla you immediately get a "Child Life Specialist" trained to make sure your child knows what happening? And to make sure you understand all of what's happening and your choices? It made us feel so safe. And @childrensla follows up the next day with a phone call to make sure all is well after the trauma. Excellent care all around. Thank you to all who helped my baby. (Ps I'm not attaching a pic of the finger because there was literally burger popping out all over and it as pretty gross.)

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Along with the pic, Bell gave a heartfelt shout-out to the hospital’s staff, writing, “Thank you so much to @childrensla for the amazing care.” The A-lister added, “Thank u Dr. Olsen, and Sonia our child life specialist.” Bell went on to post, “Did you know that when you enter the emergency room at @childrensla you immediately get a ‘Child Life Specialist’ trained to make sure your child knows what happening? And to make sure you understand all of what’s happening and your choices? It made us feel so safe.”

Even though you can almost see her daughter’s finger in the photo, Bell added, “Ps I’m not attaching a pic of the finger because there was literally burger popping out all over and it as pretty gross.”

While you can’t see Bell’s daughter’s face in the pic (the actress keeps her children’s identities private), the pouts make it clear that no one was having fun. The not-so-happy kiddo got plenty of well wishes from celebs and social media followers alike. Actress Evan Rachel Wood commented on the photo, writing, “Aww buddy! Feel better soon” and actor Justin Long added, “Aw pal- so sorry for her!” And we totally agree!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Kristen Bell via Instagram 

 

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