Our son, Brandon, had tickets to a concert in Joshua Tree, California. He and his girlfriend Melissa, rented a car so they could take Odin, his 165-pound Great Dane.
They had just arrived when
Brandon abruptly injured his back. It was one of those “last straw” moments
when he hardly did anything, but managed to tear a disc! He couldn’t walk or
stand and said his pain level was eleven.
Melissa dashed him to the nearest emergency room, where they couldn’t do much. And here is where we learn how very much Brandon is like his mother, and cannot have one mishap without more bizarre mishaps piling on.
First of all, as Melissa picked him up at the curb and was trying to help him out of his wheelchair, a BEE flew up Brandon’s shorts. Who else has this happen?
Brandon called the car rental company and asked if his girlfriend could bring it back for him.
Absolutely not, he was told. His was the only name on the forms. Brandon explained that he couldn’t walk or drive, but their only suggestion was to have the car towed, for $150.00!
Instead, Melissa drove it to half a block away, then Brandon carefully crouched behind the wheel and drove it in. CRAZY! And it turned out the folks there didn’t even care, as long as the car was back.
That night a friend told him that sleeping on a mattress topper on the floor might help his back, so Brandon was just drifting off when the Great Dane, asleep on the sofa next to him, STEPPED ON HIS EYE! And now he has scratches on his face.
you, he is three-for-three living my same life.
Maybe he should start writing a blog.
Meanwhile, sorry for the DNA, Brandon.
Try to avoid
injuries by sitting still at your computer and watching my Youtube Mom life
hacks right here.