Lose a body part, that's how! Not only do you get to stay up late (why do these things always happen at midnight?!), but you also get that coveted alone time with a parent (I guess the ER counts as being alone since hardly anyone there spoke English, and even the staff seemed to ignore the fact that we were there....in pain...without makeup on...and no blowdryer packed.)
Here's the patient sans his appendix.
I have to admit, I've enjoyed being able to give him extra-special attention while everyone else is gone- and I love the way he doesn't flinch right now when I kiss his feverish head over and over (it may be the Vicodin, but I'm pretty sure it's my Gentle Reassuring Motherliness that is calming him down and making him drowsy...)
There's just something indispensably endearing about a 15 year old boy who needs his Mommy.
Are there any other spare body parts on these guys?.......