Saturday, August 21, 2004


We spent yesterday evening in the ER. Favorite Husband went fishing and left his pole out, and Sonshine got the fishhook embedded in his hand. Since he was being crazy and wild, it went in almost as deep as it could go. We cut the line and took him straight away to get medical attention.

The doctors gave him Tylenol with Codeine, and Versed. After he was really drugged up, he lost his inhibition, and my normally taciturn Sonshine began talking. We were actually able to get him to identify letters he knows (usually he clams up if you try to test him). To distract him, we played a game called "Sonshine Garden" where we decided which vegetables and fruits we would grow on which part of his body. We decided to grow potatoes in his ears, carrots in his nose, etc. The game wore thin, however, when the wait got so long that we were growing okra and planting things on his buns.

Long story short, they did get the hook out, and our little boy ended his ordeal by falling firmly asleep in the car on the way home.