Holden got his first CAT scan today. I'm sure it's just the first of many glorious trips to the emergency room for him. Hopefully the next ones will take place in our homeland, so it's easier to communicate with doctors and nurses, and where they actually provide people with hand soap in the public bathrooms. But whatever....
Mike got home on Saturday night and this morning we were all very happy, having just extended our visas (60 more days, 60 more days!) and having just learned that our baby is a girl (Eliza, Ruby, Anna, or Lucy???) We were even planning to take off for Kenting tomorrow, which has been called the "Hawaii of Taiwan." But this morning Holden decided to put a blanket over his head and run as fast as he could at our very sharp and lethal door handle. He hit his head hard. We're talking blood on his hat hard. We thought it would be okay. Head wounds usually look worse than they are.
Then the vomiting started. His eyes were droopy. He said he felt "weird" and that his jaw hurt, so we took him to the hospital. He got stiches and lots of x rays and a CAT scan and luckily everything looks okay. But he couldn't keep any food or water down. We stayed at the hospital till after 5:00pm, when Mike convinced the doctor that Holden might be more comfortable at home. I don't usually go against what the doctor thinks, but since I didn't know what the heck anyone was saying, I was sort of out of the picture. Anyway, Holden is home and hasn't thrown up in a while. He has a bandage on the side of his head, and nifty custom-made hairnet to keep the bandage from slipping. He has assured me that he can "still think," and has already asked for bacon, so at least I know his personality is intact.
Blog soon to follow about how I kind of hate my OB/GYN and how I madly LOVE the newest Rocky movie (please see poll).
P.S. the entire hospital visit, including the CAT scan and medicine, etc., cost a little less than $300, which is amazing considering that we had to pay for the whole thing ourselves. What a deal! I mean if you are going to get a head wound, Taiwan is the place to do it, man.