Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Saturday we headed out the Honolulu Zoo, as my cousin's son was turning 1.

I didn't know this but the zoo now has classrooms which you can have events/parties in...whoo!

I dropped off my Dad and brother near the entrance and went to park the car.

The parking lot is not free anymore, nope you need to pay up-front for the amount of time you plan to stay according to your license plate number.

I paid for 4 hours ($1 an hour and non-refundable).

As I was walking to the entrance of the zoo, I saw a fire truck zooming down Kapahulu Avenue with its siren and lights going.

Then I see my brother running towards me.

"Dad fell down...", he says...

He fell backwards and smacked his head on the pavement...AND because his skin is really thin, tore the skin on his right forearm.

Luckily 2 angels helped by applying pressure while we waited for the ambulance.

After taking down information, I went back to the car and gave my stall to another car, telling the driver that I had paid for 4 hours so she could use the stall until then. (I hope she didn't get towed or ticketed!)

When we arrived at the ER, we noticed that Dad didn't have one of his hearing aids...eep, we hoped he hadn't lost it.

After a negative CT scan, his head was stitched up, his arm was taped up, and since they cut his shirt when they brought him in, they gave him a donated t-shirt to wear home.

We then went back to the zoo parking lot to see if maybe we could find the other hearing aid...

whew! it was still there AND it was working.

To the 2 angels, "thank you!" and thank you to my aunty and uncle who stayed with us at the ER and then bought lunch for us afterwards...and to whomever is in charge "up there" I think we've had enough "drama" and "excitement" to last us until infinity, so if you have anything else in store for us, please save it for another year...Thank you! xoxo Kat


genkitummy said...

Oh no Kat! I'm glad everything worked out at the end, but that sounds like too much excitement for you to handle. I hope that your dad is recovering well.

jalna said...

Aiyaaaa!! Hope Dad is doing okay.

KirkK said...

Whew....I'm glad things turned out ok. You've had enough stuff going on for now.

K and S said...

Jalna, he's a little wobbly but doing fine :)

way too much excitement Genki :0

Kirk, I know, right?!

Take care everyone!

Lindsay-Jean said...

Oh Kat. Goodness what a stretch for you.

Happy Little Bento said...

Oh my goodness! How terrifying it must have been for you and your brother. But so very happy that things turned out well. Your mom looking out for your dad? My mom often experiences similar things. <3

K and S said...

indeed LJ!

I'd like to think so Sheri. It definitely could've been worse.

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

After what you've already been through...I give you and your bro (and the rest of your fam) credit for still hanging in there in times of stress. To find your dad's hearing aid after all!

K said...

Oh goodness, I'm so sorry that all of that happened but I'm glad that it wasn't as bad as it could've been!

K and S said...

gotta be my mom "helping" us find that hearing aid, Rowena :)

so true K!

Take care you two!

gtrine said...

Oh, Kat. Hugs.

K and S said...

Thanks Pica :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

So glad everything was alright in the end!!!

K and S said...

we were too Su-Lin!

Take care :)