Sunday, November 23, 2008
Needle in a toe
This last week was an eventful one to say the least. My son Michael came in limping and complaining of his toe and foot really hurting. After looking at it Kara and her Mom took him to the ER late at night where they found out Michael had a sewing needle in his foot that went into the bone! They sent Kara home and told her he needed surgery to take it out.
For two days we searched for surgeons who could complete the surgery immediately. We found the children's hospital in San Diego and went down there for the night. We spent a night at a hotel on the beach (Michael said he wanted to see the ocean before surgery). Kevin and JJ stayed with Grandma so Kara and I could have some special time with him.
We got to the hospital in the morning and the surgery was done later that afternoon. Michael was so brave...it was really cute. He watched TV on my phone while waiting and when the nurse came to take him he said he was ready to get the needle out of his foot. We waited for an hour and then came to see him in Recovery. He was laying there sucking on an orange popsicle, still groggy from going under...it wasn't local anesthesia. When the nurse asked him how he felt he said, "Dizzy, really dizzy." I was so proud of him for being so brave and so grateful he is okay....