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.