Danny gave Patrick a forceful shove and Patrick retaliated by whacking Danny on the head with a pair of binoculars from a Chick-Fil-A kids’ meal. (Note – the binocs are from our California days, sadly there’s no Chick-Fil-A in Paraguay.) The curved edge of the binoculars cut Danny’s head open, leaving a deep two-inch gash that immediately started bleeding heavily.
Danny and I (and his stuffed animals “Poopy” and “Poopy’s Mommy”) headed to the Emergency Room where one of the Embassy nurses met us. It was about 90° outside and the air conditioning at the hospital wasn’t working. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait long.
The doctor numbed Danny’s head and then, to restrain Danny, two assistants wrapped a blanket around him and his stuffed animals. They held the blanket tightly while a third assistant held Danny’s head still. Due to excessive thrashing from the patient, the doctor stopped after two stitches although he had said four stitches would be better.
Hopefully we won’t be back to the Emergency Room any time soon!