saturday was grandma’s and grandpa’s 40th wedding anniversary AND grandpa’s 76th birthday (he knew the best way to never forget his anniversary was to get married on his birthday! he is a smart man!). we wanted to make it a memorable anniversary for them and boy did we know how to make sure they never forgot it!
we wanted to take them to outback for dinner, but didn’t want to wait in the long line to get a table, so we decided to order outback and bring it back to enjoy a nice dinner on the patio. it was a beautiful evening!
about halfway through the meal we heard a horrible crashing sound and some of us (i was not one of them) were able to witness the cause of the crash. kawena had stood up in her plastic patio chair only to tip over backwards. on her way down her head met the corner of the metal step on grandma and grandpa’s rv. i heard the noise (i was looking for something in our car) followed by grandma’s gasp and came running.
the first thing i saw was my sweet kawena laying on the concrete. then i heard her cry! my heart was in my throat as i ran to her and picked her up. as i did this, i saw the blood drip from her head and land, bright red, on the white concrete. i would be lying if i said that i didn’t panic and ache for her!
as i held her, mitch checked the wound and we determined we should go to the er because the gash looked big enough that it might need stitches.
she was incredibly brave. she cried for a short time right after it happened and then she was fine. in fact, by the time we got to the er she was happy as a clam and you would not have known that she had sustained a head wound!
so, we waited for our name to be called……
they called us to the intake room and then we waited….
and waited some more…..
then, finally, the nurse came and checked her head……
and told us that, sure enough, she needed some staples in her head. so, they gave us some numbing stuff to hold on her wound and we waited some more…..
then they moved us into another room and they washed her wound…..
then we waited even longer.
and we became impatient….so i snapped some more photos….
then we waited some more….
then we became irritated….
and then kawena had had enough waiting and she wanted to go home and be with her sisters. she kept asking where nani and lala were. it was very sweet!
the doctor finally decided that we had waited long enough (is it some sort of requirement that in the er you have to wait at least 2 hours to get help??) and decided to put the staples in. after my husband had some loud, choice words with the doctor, she not so gently stapled our daughters head. none of us were happy when we left that er! but i won’t go into that!
here are the staples….
and here is our little trooper….
who, by the way, promptly started jumping on the bed as soon as we got back to the hotel. she was scaring the poop out of me! she is one tough cookie and, like i said, the way she was acting you never would have known that she had just had staples put in her head!
oh, how i love our kawena! never a dull moment and always a bunch of laughter with this one!
happy anniversary grandma and grandpa! glad we could make your anniversary and birthday so memorable and a night that you will never forget!!