In other news.... Braden has taken to falling over on his bicycle lately and today was a doozy! He fell over and landed on the back of his head, started screaming as is usual and I didn't honestly know what was going on until Sam turned the back of his head toward me and asked for something to stop the bleeding! I was in shock for a few seconds and then got some towels. It wasn't bad. It did bleed a good bit, but head wounds usually do even if they aren't bad and that was the case with this one. He has a lovely bump accompanied by a bruise with a tiny "hole" where an obliging rock took a wee bit of skin out of its way. The cleanup and doctoring were more traumatic for Sam and I than him, I think. I don't believe our hearing is going to recover from the dramatic screaming it endured. Peroxide was involved....need I say more? The atmosphere changed when neosporin came upon the scene and after the application of said salve, he resumed life sort of as normal. The motrin helped, too, I think. ;p Anyway, we had a long and involved discussion of how we were going to prevent any kind of oozing aftermath from getting on his pillow and sheets and ended in deciding to lay down towels in the hopes that he would move as little as possible. Yeah, we'll see what comes of that in the morning.
There was one interesting side affect from all of this. Zekey, who is normally very calm when he gets hurt, was fake screaming and crying when he fell down or bumped into anything after that. I think he wanted the attention that Braden was getting. We had a good tickle, hug, kissies and snuggle session, so I think he may go back to his laid back self. Well, one can hope, right? Sam and I are still trying to figure out how to get Braden to cope better. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming....!:)