You learn a lot about a person when they are under pressure or scared. Karsten and I had a great time together last night after he split his head open at church. He was so sweet through the whole process. He was scared of stitches, but so peaceable about his fear. I will try tonight to get the video I took in the ER posted here (you can see it on my FaceBook site if you are a member) and anyone can see the pictures here. We had a great three hour one-on-one time that better showed me how he is learning to deal with pressure and hard times. About an hour after we reviewed one of his memory verses (“What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”) he told me that he was still thinking about that verse.
He was very interested in the pain scale posted on the wall. I told him that I thought his pain might reach a Six, but he assured me it would only get to One, maybe Two.
I’ve had stitches in my forehead three times, and it was much more interesting being able to watch over the process. He was a gem throughout, and the nurses’ first words after she finished sewing was that Karsten was as “good as gold” and “most adults aren’t that good.” During the stitching, I thought Karsten had even fallen asleep. Karsten said the pain was about a one or two.
It wasn’t the best way to spend the evening of Chrissy’s birthday, and it got us home at about 12:30 this morning, but it was still a good time because I got to know my son better…and Karsten says so too.