After a mishap at his day camp, Zev had bit the inside of his mouth, but didn’t tell Marissa just how bad it was. They were heading off to the circus with a car full of kids when one of them pointed out how bad Zev’s mouth was bleeding.
“then I saw the gaping wound in Zev’s mouth! He didn’t just bite his lip — he bit part of it off! I felt my face get red and I jumped out of the car trying not to scare Zev or the other kids. I calmly asked my friend to look and she said, “We have to go to the doctor.” ”
Marissa had her husband join her at the doctor’s office since she knew she’d need some support with the situation, but little Zev was a trooper!
“The doctor confirmed Zev did need stitches, but said we needed a surgeon. Zev, for the first time, got upset. The surgeon took one look at him and said, ‘You need a plastic surgeon.’ Zev finally told me that he fell at camp getting into the sandbox. It didn’t hurt, so he didn’t tell anyone! This was the craziest part to me. If Zev bumps his head on his pillow, he cries for ice and a Band-Aid, but when he’s really hurt, he doesn’t tell a soul!!”
“It was the first time I really saw that he was his own little person. He wasn’t a baby. I felt like I was seeing him as a teenager. He asked for me to hold his hand — but then also asked when he could chew gum again! When the stitches were over, Judah and I took him straight for ice cream. If a toy store had been open I would have bought him ANYTHING!!! He handled it all so well.”
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