怖〜い話 A Scary Story
A Scary Story
Lately our life was quite peaceful without any big incident. Peaceful in terms of not having to rush into an emergency hospital or things like that. One day, however, when Halloween was right around the corner, it was my dancing princess who all of a sudden was visited by a misfortune....(- -;)
Very often, when we go out or come home, we let princess stand at the front porch of the house. There is a bar for her to hold onto. Princess, who loves being outside, contently stands there, keeping good balance. However, that day she lost her balance for some reason. BANG!!! At the sudden huge noise, I flew out of the garage where I was doing the laundry. There she was, lying on her back.
Dragon also dashed out of the house. Hearing shrieking screams of princess, the two of us held her up and tried to bring her inside the house. Then something came into my sight. Something red on dragon's hand, then something red streaming down princess' cheek!! "It's BLOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She must have hit her head against the wall behind her. Yes, we were in a panic the next moment. Dragon and I held down struggling princess, went through her thick hair and finally spotted the wound. It was about 3/4 inch long, wide open, looking at us. "NO!!!!!! We have to go to the hospital!!!!" We jumped on our feet again, put princess in the car and took off to the nearby emergency hospital.
By the time we arrived at the hospital, princess was calm and there was no more bleeding. During the ride she even made a few laughing noises (^ ^;). It helped that we knew well about the hospital since all of us had been taken care of there at least once. Soon Casey joined us from work, making me feel a bit relieved. Although the waiting part was hard, between each administrative procedure and treatment, princess was fine. All she needed was three staples punched onto the wound. From the time of the injury, it was three hours later when we finally came home. However, I would say the ordeal was very short. I even imagined full anesthesia and shaving her hair. I don't know if this is due to advancement of medicine, but all they did was apply some numbing cream around the wound and then stapled the wound together. What an awesome job at lightning speed!
The wound healed smoothly. About two weeks later, this knockabout came to an end when our home doctor pulled out the staples. In this crisis, however, there was a joyous discovery. Dragon did a great job. Needless to say, he was physically a great help when holding princess up. A few seconds after he saw her bleeding, he was already wiping the blood with absorbent cotton, holding a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in his hand. When I was in panic, not being able to find the house keys, he quick-wittedly said, "We can use the spare key now!" He was so trustworthy that I don't know what Iwould have done if I was alone. At the hospital, when I explained what had happened, dragon pointed out a mistake I made in my description of the Princess’ fall. He attended his sister the whole time as if the princess had two daddies (^ ^;). While Casey was afraid of looking at the blood, he carefully watched every single thing that the doctor did.
He was later praised by his two grandmas, uncle and aunt for what he did to protect his sister. He might be suited to working in the field of emergency medicine. He doesn't seem to think it is a bad idea either. If he is to become a doctor in the future, will it be thanks to princess (^ ^;)?
By the way, let me add one thing to this story. There was also a childlike aspect of this heroic dragon. On our way to the hospital, he was sobbing from the shock of seeing a lot of blood. Every time we got stuck at a red traffic light, his sobbing got worse. Let us call him a naive hero.
by danceofdragon | 2010-11-10 13:27