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Friday, July 25, 2008

Never A Dull Moment...


Two posts in one day! You know something must be happening at the Ferbers...you're right! Evan was hanging out at Caitlin's house with Jonah when I got a frantic call from her brother, Jerid.

"Ummm Mrs. Ferber???...Evan hit his head...and he's bleeding...really badly...and I think he might pass out...and I don't think he can walk home..."



I rushed across the street to find Evan sitting on the floor with his head in his hands. When he looked up at me, his face and glasses were covered in blood and he was extremely pale. It was hard to tell exactly what kind of injury he had so I tried to wipe away some of the blood to figure it out. Gaping wound on eyebrow? Check. Time to leave for Urgent Care. We drove to the very nearby Urgent Care, but because I was having a hard time keeping Evan awake, they told us to go straight to the ER, where they would probably do a CaT Scan. It's only a few miles away, but it's down a road with a very strict 35 mph speed limit...which I did not obey and got honked at and lights flashed at, but too bad. They were so nice there and we got in relatively quickly. Evan, despite being nearly unconscious, flooded me with a barrage of questions, especially when he heard we were going to the ER..."am I going to have surgery? ...will I have to spend the night??...what's a CaT Scan??" Fortunately he didn't have to have a CaT Scan.


Evan was soo brave! He had 3 stitches inside the cut and I think I counted 6 on the outside...and he talked non-stop through the whole procedure because he wanted a running commentary of what was happening. After a stop at Starbucks for his favorite Java Chip Frappacinno, Evan asked if he could go bike riding when he got home!..ummmm NO! I did tell him he needed to come up with a better story for how he got his stitches than he hit his head on the bed footboard!


If you're so inclined, below are more pictures (that he asked me to take with my cell phone) of the procedure. These pics are mostly for the VeStrand boys...although they've all been there/done that! Hard to believe that out of seven children, this is only the second time we've had to get stitches? Adrienne got stitches in high school during color guard practice when she tossed her rifle and caught it with her lip...




Evan wanted me to be sure to let you all know that he was WIDE AWAKE during the stitches, but he just had to keep his eyes closed.






Bruce arrived just as the doctor was finishing up


Is it really bad that I was composing a blog post on my drive home?

6 comments:

Jen said...

Now Evan will have a cool battle scar! Hope you're feeling better today! We miss you all.

Debbie said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That picture of him getting stitches makes me queasy. I'm amazed that I ever gave birth. And Steph, I just wanna tell you something. You are now a bona fide blogger. Composing posts no matter the subject matter, the time of day, or the circumstances is totally normal when you have crossed the line from casual to hard core. Welcome aboard....I'll see you in the 12 step class I have yet to form....

Trooper Thorn said...

That is a summer time tradition: facial stitches. All my kids have them.

Ali said...

Josh has the same scar - he was 3 days from his 3rd birthday and got 3 stitches! He'll be 21 (yikes)in 2 weeks and I can still see them hidden behind bushy eye brows!

Steph said...

you're funny debbie! I saw a t-shirt on another site that said " I Might Blog About This"

Jen Flint said...

Ouch! I hope he's feeling better.

Oh and No, it' snot bad that you were composing this post on your way home. At least I hope not I do it all the time. Anytime anything happens I think "how will I blog this?"