Friday, August 8, 2008

His First Stitches


Well, Caleb got his first stitches today. The rite of passage for every boy, unfortunately, being a Stover and a twin means he will probably get more than his fair share in the future(yes, I've already warned them about the dangers of barbed wire fences). Today was a very windy day and he had his hand on the door frame when the door slammed shut. I heard him yell and knew there was a real problem. It popped the thumbnail off and his finger looked like pre-cooked meatloaf in the school cafeteria. Fortunately it's not broken, but he did get five stitches. Ginger took him to the hospital and got a firsthand glimpse into the efficiency of the Polish healthcare system. She counted seven different rooms and lines that she waited in with our hurting son. Definitely not the best way to run a hospital but what can you do? He's doing fine and thinks the stitches are cool but he's bummed that he can't play Star Wars Legos on PS2 for a few days. All that's left now is for the Stover family tradition where dad removes the stitches. Just don't tell Ginger about that one.

6 comments:

dad stover said...

OUCH! Glad he is a tough guy....all those scars from home stitch removal just made you look more manly.....besides think how many polish doughnuts you can buy with that money saved.....

Kathi Hayes said...

We're praying for you, Caleb.

Amber said...

Wow! I hope that he is doing better! Lucky for me I have only ever had two stitches! :D Lol, I'm glad you all have this blog, I haven't talked to ya's in forever! :D Glad your doing so well.

Sarah Moses said...

Our second daughter got her first broken bone on the same day. She broke her nose. I hope Caleb is doing as well with his injury as Kiersten is with hers.

The Stover Family said...

Sarah,

How is you daughter's nose? I took Caleb's stitches out last night, his finger has healed up well.

Sarah Moses said...

Kiersten is doing well. You can hardly tell that she did anything. There is just a little bit of bruising left. Thanks for asking.