Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hot Date

Monday night, Drew, Levi and I went to see Fireproof. We were enjoying the movie, Levi was behaving perfectly and then Drew's phone vibrated. He looked at it and said, "It's your mom." I told him to answer it and he did as he walked out of the not so crowded theater. As he walked away, I prayed that everything was okay at home.

It wasn't.

He came back in and said Sage fell and needs stitches on his head. I set Levi back in his car seat and handed it to Drew as he asked me "Where's the baby? Where's the baby?"

We ran/walked out with Drew going to pull the van up and me stopping to buckle the baby.

As I hopped into the van, I asked if he had heard Sage crying in the background. He hadn't.

We knew little information, just that Sage fell and needed stitches.

We hit the first red light. Got on the freeway and it seemed like we hit every red light on the way home.

I could only pray "Lord, be with Sage, be with my mom and be with Kolby." I felt like crying.

We got in to the house and all was quiet. All three of them were in the boys bathroom, Sage on mom's lap with a bloody towel pressed to his head. Kolby sitting in the now drained tub with a towel around him for warmth. Sage was calm and it was evident he needed stitches. It is on his forehead right by his hairline and it was deep.

Drew, Sage, Levi and I loaded up and headed to the ER. We got there at 8pm and after much waiting got home at 1am.

It was nothing like my experience last month. Sage was so tired he fell asleep around 11 in the waiting area, slept on the bed in the room and was angry when he got woken up to get stuck in his head.

This cut bled, a lot. As the doctor was trying to clean it and numb it, it was gushing blood. Drew was holding his legs and I was holding his hands and arms. Drew got the hard end. I had to sit down a couple times it was so gross. As the doctor was stitching it, with every stitch he made, it bled more. And Sage screamed. And screamed.

We promised WALL-E, a shake, a cheeseburger, anything for him to calm down.

WALL-E worked. Kind of.

So, last night, we went back to the theater and saw Fireproof again. It was good, we even got to eat dinner.

In the waiting room.

Back in the room. Waiting some more.

The final product.


  1. Oh my!!! Sage is not having the best of luck lately!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry this happened! I'm glad y'all got to go back to the movie though.

  3. unbelieveable! hopefully that was your last trip to the ER for a long time!

  4. Oh my goodness..poor little guy. that's twice in a short time! He sounds like he was a little trooper though!

  5. Ugh--the first stitches incident! How awful for you (and for Sage). I remember needing stitches in my head when I was 6, and my father shaking as we drove to the hospital. When the doctor asked him my date of birth, he couldn't even remember.

    And I thought God was punishing me, because I had been at a picnic, and right after my mom told me not to eat another chicken wing, I sneaked away to disobey her, and, in the process, fell and whacked my head on the corner of the picnic table. Hence the stitches.

  6. So many hiccups in life. 2 sets of stitches in one season. Hope there isn's much pain. So glad your mom is still there. Hoping for quick healing and some calm in the house of 3 little boys.

  7. Oh no- poor thing!

    Why didn't I ever realize that you have a blog? I just noticed it on the Whitmarshs!
    I am so excited!

    Congrats on Levi! I can't wait to meet him!

  8. So sorry Chuck!! That Sage sure is cute. When life calms down I'd really like to know how he did it.

  9. Poor Sage and poor Mom! So it's not just my kids that are accident-prone. :) Can't wait to see you guys! Weren't you the one who hates it when people take babies to movies???

  10. You poor momma...that Sage is going to put gray in your hair! By the way, congrats on Levi...I can't wait to meet him!!

  11. I'm so glad your mom is a nurse! I would have been freaking out if that had happened to me! I spent some time in the ER this summer with Ava, and it is not pleasant! I'm glad everyone's ok. :)

  12. I am dying over here. DYING. Isn't that just how it goes? Ah, motherhood!

    You were a real trooper, Sage!

  13. Oh my goodness! Hope you are all healing up well now. And getting REST!


  14. I don't think I'm ever going to let YOUR mom babysit my kids!! Ha ha ha

  15. Accidents happen....I'm sure Grandma was crying harder than even Sage! So sorry it happened though. Don't give up on those date nights. Love, Sharie


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