A Henderson Fire Engine
Gavin on the Fire Engine
Gavin with one of the crew
Sunday started off like any normal Sunday, or so I thought. I was
giving Gavin & Tyrone a bath and had left the bathroom to go into their room and get their Sunday clothes layed out. Then I heard a bang, a splash and Gavin let out a big cry. I ran into the bathroom and he had pulled the shower curtain across halfway and somehow slipped and bumped his chin off the side of the bathtub. At first he was just crying and then I saw blood on his neck. When I looked closer and had him tilt his chin up, I discovered he had split his chin open. I could actually see some fat from his chin. It made me a little quesy, but I called Lucas and he came and helped me get both boys out of the bath. We both agreed that Gavin would need stitches. Lucas took Gavin to St. Rose Dominican Siena hospital and were seen right away, because the E.R was completely empty. Lucas called me on his way home. They had gone to the hospital and were back within 2 hours. It was amazing. Lucas said it was really sad, because the nurses had to strap Gavin down and wrap his body up like a burrito in order to stitch his chin. He was screaming "Daddy, let's go home, all done." I would have been bawling if I were there.
The highlight of the hospital trip for Gavin was that he saw a fire truck outside the hospital. Gavin is really into fire trucks lately and it's funny because there is a certain rivalry between police officers and fire fighters. Gavin was gushing about the fire truck and the firemen. Lucas said to one of them, "it's pretty sad when the son of a police officer is obsessed with fire trucks." The firemen then gave Gavin a tour of the engine and gave him a fire hat. Gavin was seriously in heaven and soon forgot all about his chin. It's funny how you never know, starting your day, how it will turn out.