Friday, December 26, 2008

I don't want to be smaller!!


I thought of something funny that did come out of the recent ER visit with Gage, when we first got there, after a few priliminary checks, they did decide to put in an IV after they first told him "no, don't worry, no iv's". Well, he watches them like a hawk! I mean he scrutinizes the needles, even watches intently as they enter his body no matter how much I try to get him to look away. This time, as the sharp metal entered his vein to drain three vials of blood needed for testing, he said "Katherine, that hurts...ouch!" he always calls the nurses by name and is quite good at remembering names with faces...he always wants to know their names since he would never allow someone to interact with or remove fluids from his body without at least knowing their name. He tells the nurse "why are you collecting blood? I need that, will you please stop? I don't want to be smaller, and taking that out will make me smaller...see look Katherine, my arm just got shorter!!" and what's so funny about all of this, is that he was VERY SERIOUS. He was not smiling one bit, he's quite the salesman. He has a knack of trying to convince people of any and everything, believable or not...

5 comments:

Naomi said...

too funny! He sure is a unique, one of a kind kid, isn't he? What a gem

tammy said...

Gage is MY hero. I think about all this little man has gone through in his short 7 years of life and it gives me chills. HE IS AMAZING! I have only been following your story for about 6 mths now, since I found you after finding out about Aiden being deaf. You and your lil' ones have provided me so much courage and hope. Gage's recent battle has provided even more strength. His perserverance, determination, humor, gotta love life attitude, at SEVEN, amazes me! He must have a pretty damn good role model! ; )

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

that is too funny. it is interesting that besides a few specific things I actually remember my hospital stays in 4th grade as having been..um...fun!

leahlefler said...

Seriously- when this kid becomes the CEO of some company, I want to buy stock. He sure knows how to convince people!

Here's to no more hospitilizations until it is time for the new implant/removal of the old implant!

Nicole said...

Too funny! That's one excuse for avoiding an IV stick I can honestly say I've never heard....and heard 'em all!