怖〜い話 A Scary Story

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ここのところ、大きな事件がなかった我が家。救急病院に駆け込むような事態もなく、そういう意味では平穏な日々。それが、ハロウィーンも間近に迫ったある日、舞姫に災難が突然降りかかってきたのです、、、(- -;)

出かける時や帰って来る時、私たちはよく舞姫を玄関前のポーチに立たせます。つかまるところもあるし、外が好きな舞姫は上手にバランスをとりながら、いつも気持ち良さそうに立っています。ところがその日は、どういうわけかバランスを失ったようです。突然「ドカーン」という音。私はガレージで洗濯をしていたのですが、慌てて飛び出したら、舞姫が仰向けに倒れていました。

家の中にいたドラゴンも飛び出してきました。二人で泣き叫ぶ舞姫を抱え上げ、家に入ろうとした時、ドラゴンの手に何やら赤いものが、よく見ると舞姫の頬をタラーっと、、「血だーーーーー!!!!」後ろの壁に頭をぶつけたんだ、、、はい、それからはパニックです。必死で抵抗する舞姫を押さえつけ、びっしり生えた髪の毛をかき分け、やっとのことで傷を探し当てました。2センチくらいの傷がパカッと開いてこっちを見てるではありませんか。「こりゃいか〜ん!病院に行くぞ〜〜!!」二人で飛び上がり、舞姫を車に乗せて近くの救急病院に走りました。

病院に着く頃には舞姫も落ち着き、出血も止まっていました(車の中ではへらへらと笑う場面もあり(^ ^;))。家族全員が一度は世話になったことのある病院なので勝手もわかっていたし、まもなくケーシーも仕事から駆けつけたので、私も落ち着けました。一つ一つの手続きや治療の合間の待ち時間が辛かったけど、舞姫は終始元気で、結局、ホチキスを3針打たれだけで済みました。怪我から帰宅まで3時間の試練でしたが、私の中では、全身麻酔やら髪を剃ることなんかを考えていたので、あっけなく終わったとも言えます。医療の進歩というのでしょうか、傷口のまわりに、神経を麻痺させる薬を塗っただけで、髪の毛も一緒くたにホチキスで留めてしまう早業、、、恐れ入りました。

傷は順調に回復。約2週間後、かかりつけのお医者さんでホチキスを抜いてもらって、いちおうこの騒動には終止符が打たれたわけですが、悪いことばかりでもなく嬉しい発見もありました。ドラゴンがものすごく力を発揮してくれたのです。舞姫を抱えるなどの力仕事はもちろん、出血していると分かった途端、とっさに消毒液と脱脂綿をもってきて血を拭き始めたり、家の鍵が見つからなくてパニックの私に「今はスペアの鍵を使えばいいよ!」って機転を利かせてくれたり、とても頼もしかったのです。ドラゴンがいなかったら私一人でどうなっていたことか。お医者さんに状況を説明するときも、私の間違いを指摘してくれたり。病院ではずっと立ち会って、まるでパパが二人いるみたいです(^ ^;)。血が苦手なケーシーを尻目に、お医者さんのやることも一部始終じっと観察してました。

今回、立派にお姉ちゃんを守って、グランマ、ばびぃ、伯父さん伯母さんにすごく褒められて、しばしヒーローとなったドラゴン、案外救急医療の世界に向いているかも。本人もまんざらでもなさそう。もし将来ドラゴンがお医者さんになったとしたら、舞姫のおかげということになるのかな(^ ^;)。

そうそう、立派だったドラゴンも、病院に向かう車の中では、さすがに血を見たショックで泣きじゃくり、赤信号にひっかかるたびにさらに「うわぁ〜ん」と泣いたりして、子供らしい面もあったことを付け加えておきましょう。ナイーブなヒーローでした。

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.
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by danceofdragon | 2010-11-10 13:27