Stopped at a stop light near an in-patient long-term care hospital, Ove glared as nurses carefully abstracted a patient, tubes and all, from an ambulance.
Sensing a teaching moment . . . why? Why do I always take the bait?
Sensing a teaching moment, I said, “Ove, did you know that sometimes people get so hurt they can’t breath.”
He looked at the patient.
“Sometimes, they get so hurt, they can’t walk or talk or eat food.”
I let this sink in.
"Sometimes, they get so hurt, they lose their legs or arms."
I let this sink it.
And then Ove spoke. “Mom, sometimes they get so hurt they even lose their eyelashes!!”
“Yes, that happens,” I said.
“And then they go to the dentist. He gives them a new eyelash.”
He let this sink in.
It's taking awhile.