Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu
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Scalp wounds bleed a lot, or how we started our summer vacation.

I was awoken from a sound sleep around 0130 this morning by a crashing sound from the bathroom that sounded too big to be Biko hopping on or off the vanity counter. As I realize it was Vogon, he says he'd just tripped. I hear him open the toilet and be ill (he's had gastritis recently) and as I try to fall back asleep, he curses and says something about the wall, a bit of a mess and asks if I could hand him a washcloth.

Cut for potentially graphic medical content.Collapse )

Not Harry Potter, eitherHe returns after dawn and I hear him say he'd gotten 39 stitches before I fall back asleep. I doze off on the couch after feeding Laurel breakfast, then wake up to my phone ringing. It's techno1992 returning my call, so I fill him in on what's happened, then call the friends I'd called last night to do the same and leave a message on Vogon's folks' answering machine. While I'm talking to his friend, he comes out of the study for some ice and I stifle a giggle at the gauze wrapped around his head like a turban. He's curled up in the study resting now and Biko's been in there with him most of the morning keeping an eye on him so I'm going to doze on the couch again until Laurel's ready for lunch.

ETA 01 Jun: photos of the wall and his stitches are up at http://www.flickr.com/photos/oddharmonic/sets/72157606069916462/.
Tags: sick, vogonpoet
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