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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

we closed the place down.

it definitely wasn't anywhere i actually would want to be, i can't imagine anyone who would... & yet it was packed. every seat was filled & the door kept swinging open. more & more people continued to enter & yet very few seemed to ever leave. at first we waited patiently & when they called our names quickly, i got excited. but that excitement faded quickly. they ended up just herding us in another direction... not much going on there. although we did manage to scrounge up a few books & magazines to help pass the time. i tried to avoid looking at the clock because that actually seemed to slow time down. but, suddenly we were all alone... slowly, every other person had been poked, prodded & sent along on their merry little way. & yet little gavin & i still sat, bundled up in our pajamas, huddled around my cell phone watching cartoons. by this point, the "open" sign had been turned off & the doors locked for well over an hour. wanting to get home to his lovely wife, i assume, the security guard finally asked me whether i still needed to be seen. just as i was about nod yes, the door i had been eyeing for over two hours finally opened & out walked a nurse calling our name. we jumped up, nearly tackling her as we raced towards the exam room. imagine my surprise to find out we had waited all night for the doctor to perform a procedure i could have easily performed on my kitchen table, costing me a total of 5 bucks. although i was definitely relieved i didn't have to pin gavin down as they stitched up his split chin, i do have to admit that i was a little frustrated i had waited all night for them to apply super glue. okay okay, so it wasn't really super glue, at least they had a different name for it. but, it's basically the same thing & i know for a fact that you can use super glue to hold together cuts & gashes (jeff always takes it on his surf trips for such purposes). life with boys can always be so exciting.

13 comments:

Ashlee said...

I think they make you wait just to see if you'll leave before they actually have to help you. :0) Glad to hear your son is doing ok!

Holly said...

Aww man! Sorry for the frustratingly long wait--grrrr. Glad it was easily glued (that's the stangest thing, but kinda cool too) and he is okay.

Summers Camp said...

Nah, I'm pretty sure it IS just super glue... *B

Aranne/Dan said...

Glad to hear your son is doing okay. Now he'll have another scar to add to his childhood of "being a boy"!

Jenny said...

my four year old has been "glued" three times. love that stuff. but the last time a nurse in training did it - waste of time. she did the thinest possible layer, and it came apart the next day. i just stuck a butterfly bandage on it and we were done. sorry you had to wait so long. how yucky.

April said...

Glad it wasn't too bad, sorry you had to wait so long

Lacey said...

And I'm sure they'll charge you $300 for the superglue! Happy to see you blogging again!!

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The Grahams said...

Jackson is definitely all boy too, but luckily we have managed to avoid any major injuries and doctor/hospital runs..... but i just know it is coming and that I am going to freak out when it does! It seems like you handle it so well! Hope Gavin heals up quickly

Lindsey said...

Oh, dear! I'm just waiting for one of my kids to split something open. And frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.

Lindsey said...

Oh--
I've talked to drs. I know who use super glue on themselves when they get a cut.

mama jo said...

can't believe after all the waiting that they wondered if you still wanted to be seen!