Friday, September 21, 2007

BRAD TAKES ONE FOR THE TEAM

What began as an innocent practice for an upcoming church basketball tournament, ended in the local emergency room. Late Thursday night, Brad took an elbow to the eye under the basket. He was able to clean it up a little and drive himself home for a spousal consultation. After Maren determined that stitches would most likely be necessary, the family's good friend Cathi came over to stay with the children so Maren and Brad could go to the ER together.

Miraculously, the entire hospital visit lasted less than an hour and a half. The ER doctor was a low-key, soft-spoken, very nice man sporting a beard and pony tail. Maren couldn't help but wonder if his Harley was parked in the employee lot somewhere. Brad mentioned that Maren should take a picture during the process. Maren hesitated, but the doctor said to get the camera. He took a picture of Brad and then told her to get in for a picture, too! Besides the fact that poor Brad is going to be wearing a nasty black eye for a while, the whole experience was rather pleasant.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow yall scared me there for a second. Bet that other guy felt real bad.

Kathy said...

Oh & thanks again for the advice.

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

I know a good lawyer.... just kidding. ;-)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Brad can make up some cool stories like, "you should see the other guy".

Stacy Hutchinson said...

I didn't know you were that desperate for a date. ;)

Scanlan Kazoku said...

Hi Maren,
It is Codi Scanlan. I got your blog spot from Heather's blog. Your kids are so cute! I just set up a blog page for our family. It is www.scanlankazoku.blogspot.com Tell Brad that Fred says hello. Later, Codi

jessica and bart said...

Bart is very impressed with Brad's injury. We hope he heals up quickly. And I'd talk to Lexi about that lawyer:-)

Nicole said...

Maren, have I told you how fabulous you look lately...well you do! Are you sure your husband wasn't roughed up by some guy trying to hit on you? Miss you roomie!

jessica and bart said...

please post another blog. seeing this picture is grossing me out. however, i do hope brad is healing well.

Jeni said...

Church ball is so dangerous...Brent broke his hand, Gerald blew out his knee and ankle...and now Brad has fallen victim to its power...it should be banned!

Margo said...

Oh boy, everyone is getting injured!!! Glad the ER didn't disappoint.

Heather said...

That is too funny! Glad Brad is okay. Hope his team won!!!