Sunday, August 30, 2009

A little comic relief!

My son Jake, 18, hurt himself at the beginning of the year. That is not the comic relief by the way! He was messing with a shotgun shell and it exploded and hit him in the neck. Thank God he wasn't hurt bad, but the shell casing caught him in the neck. We rushed him to the hospital and he had to have a minor surgical procedure a few months later. This is how our day went:

first thing in the morning - about 5:45 -

me: did you take a shower?
Jake: no, why should I?
me: the dr said to take a shower and wash your hari and neck before your surgery.
Jake: can't I just tell him I did?
Me: get in the shower
Jake: oh, okay

Jake gets out of shower - oh, there wasn't any soap in there.

before surgery:

Me: did I tell you the story about dad falling yesterday?
Jake: no, is it funny?
Me: tell the story
Jake: that is the funniest thing ever
Jake: uuoop (the sound Brian made before he hit the floor)

Brian comes into the room

Jake: uuooop
Jake: uuooop
Jake: uuoop
Brian - Jake, are you okay?
Jake: laughing uncontrollably
Brian: what is so funny?
Jake: can't talk he's laughing so hard
me: I told him that you fell yesterday getting out of the shower
Brian: why is he making that noise?
me: that is what you sounded like before you hit the floor
Jake: trying to breathe through the laughter

Jake gets his drugs before they take him into surgery

Jake: I can't see straight
me: it's the drugs
Jake: I think I can read the eye chart
me: what eye chart?
Jake: E
Brian: uncontrollable laughter

Jake giggling on his way to surgery

Jake after the surgery is over
Nurse: do you know these people
Jake: what people?
me: we are right here
me: does it hurt?
Jake: NO, hands Brian the cup with the metal out of his neck
Brian: inspects it and asks Jake what part of the shotgun shell it is
Jake: what are you talking about?
Nurse: he won't remember any of this and will repeat himself several times
Jake: hands Brian the cup with the metal in it - look at this
Brian: you already showed it to me
Jake: no I didn't goes to sleep
Jake: how does my neck look?
me: I don't know it has a bandage on it
Jake: chicks dig it
Nurse laughing
Nurse: Jake, you need to get dressed to go home
Jake: why? is it over?
Nurse: yes it's over and you are going home now
Jake: do you have a mirror? chicks dig this stuff
Jake: I'm starving - can we stop at Taco Bell?
me: not sure that is a good idea. How about some soup when we get home
Jake: I hate soup
me: you might throw up Taco Bell
me: okaaaay

At the Taco Bell drive-thru

Brian: what do you want to eat?
Jake: I can't remember the name of it
me: a burrito? refried beans?
Jake: nachos bell grande
Brian: are you sure
Jake: yes
taco Bell employee: here's your change, have a blessed day
Jake: why does he want us to take the bus?

Get home and he is eating his nacho and burrito

he is scooping the chips and he missed the side of the bowl - he uses his whole arm to get the bean stuff on the chip.
me: do you need a napkin
Jake: no why?

he now rubs his nose and has the stuff on his face
me: you have food all over your arm, hand and face
Jake: no I don't
me: yes - look at your arm
Jake: oh, can I have a napkin

his phone rings, he answers it

Jake: yeah
mumbling I can't understand
Jake: I got some pain meds
Jake: belches extremely loud and long - laughs
Jake: that was funny
Brian: maybe you should get off the phone
Jake: looks at Brian and belches again very long and very loud
Jake: uncontrollable laughter
Jake: to the phone - I gotta go

After that he laid down and slept for a few hours. He doesn't have any memory of any of this now. I'm glad that we can laugh about this now!

Enjoy your day!


  1. haha! Oh man surgery can take ya for a spin! I had surgery last year and it was the weirdest thing! It's refreshing to read a blog from a woman who has older kids! :)

    Thanks for visiting mine! And congrats on your first grandbaby! :)

  2. LOL! SO funny! :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face! And thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day! :)

  3. great story! As long as he's OK, I guess it's alright to laugh :D

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

  4. Best of luck to your son and his surgery!!

    Sassy Chica

  5. Thanks for the comments! I love them :)

    futuremama - yes, surgery can make you do some strange things!

    Mama Mel - glad you enjoyed the post!

    carma - it wasn't so funny at the time of the accident in Jan or the surgery in April, but I'm glad he is okay and we can laugh about it now.

    Sassy Chica - thanks for the well wishes. He is fully recovered now!


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