this boy

this is a boy who takes a fedora camping. this is a boy who promised to find a piece of gold for his sister to make her feel better because she didn't get to go camping. this is a sweet boy.

eliot was bitten on the finger by a massasagua rattlesnake sunday morning while camping. after many many doctors, many doses of antivenin, we are home safe again. he is doing well. his body systems are good, now we are dealing with the long process of healing his finger. time will tell if and how badly the venom damaged his sub-tissues, (if you feel up to it, you can click here and here to see photos of his finger) we of course are hoping that it did not, but even if it did, we are happy to have eliot back at home with us. thank you kind friends for all your support and prayers and help. we love you greatly and feel your love in return. eliot says he is feeling better and doesn't want you to think his arm is broken just because he is wearing a sling. this boy. i love this boy.

{thank you donna for sharing your picture}


Blogger house on hill road said...

oh hannah! sorry to hear this. you have one brave boy.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Alicia A. said...

ok, hannah. I need details like: where was he camping? and was he poking at it or anything? how did you know it was a rattlesnake? did somebody catch/kill it?

(you can email me if you have time.)

we're campers, you know, and this is my secret fear. that something like this will happen to my littles.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous james said...

dear hannah, we are strangers to one another, but i enjoy your photos immensely and i happened to see your flickr posting and in turn your blog posting ... i just want to wish your boy the best and a swift and full recovery. best to you & yours.


12:06 PM  
Blogger quaint handmade said...

hope your boy mends completely very soon!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

your boy is indeed incredibly sweet. i hope he feels better very very soon. my thoughts are with you.

2:13 PM  
Blogger shari said...

thinking of you guys. eliot, hope you feel better soon!

2:17 PM  
Blogger beebee mod said...

Oh jeez...I can't even imagine. What a trooper and I really hope he recovers well and you feel better soon.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

Oh, the thought of it.

Heal well, heal fast.

2:34 PM  
Blogger affectioknit said...

Oh my goodness! I hope it heals well and fast!

2:48 PM  
Anonymous ileana said...

my goodness! what a sweet and brave little one he is. best wishes for a speedy recovery.

3:14 PM  
Blogger jomama said...

i hope he's fully mended very, very soon.
yucky rattlesnakes!

3:45 PM  
Blogger amisha said...

oh no! how scary. so glad that eliot is on the mend... sending warm thoughts to all of you.

4:03 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

I've been reading your blog since before Arlo was born. I'm thinking this is a good time to de-lurk. We are campers, too. Please share the details if you can. I think it would help lots of people. So, a huge medal to Eliot for courage! Best to you all.

5:11 PM  
Blogger Hillary said...

oh no! that's so scary! poor guy. I'm glad to hear he's okay and braving it well.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Mama Urchin said...

I still cannot believe this happened to poor Eliot. I'm still thinking of you all and especially your sweet boy.

4:40 AM  
Blogger hrsj said...

oh eliot you're such a sweet, strong boy.
i'm praying for you all.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous denice said...

awesome boy. and I am so glad he is recovering well.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

DeLurking to say. Oh my. Thank goodness he is on the mend. I wish your boy a speedy recovery and many exciting stories to pass on regarding his snake bit once he has healed.

8:08 AM  
Blogger molly said...

i just can't stop thinking how scary this must have been for him and for you.
does he have any other symptoms now besides a humongous finger?! poor baby. kisses.

8:45 AM  
Anonymous amydawnrose said...

you weren't kidding when you said family emergency... scary stuff hannah. i'm glad to hear eliot is safe and back home.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

i hope is doing better hannah - adie has been drawing robots for him all week - we'll get them in the post soon... xoox

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

delurking to say OMG. we homestead (which is basically camping EVERY DAY until the house is built) and I too would like to know more details--- this is a major fear of mine for my 3 yr old... I hope he heals well and quickly!

6:08 PM  
Blogger sulu-design said...

Hannah, I don't know why it takes a photo of a scarily swollen finger to make me comment (seeing as I swoon over all of your lovely posts but almost never say a word). Glad to hear your boy is doing better.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous shanna said...

hoping this morning and the rest of today are the best so far since the bite. you must be exhausted, all of you. i am thinking of you all. hang in there!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Meegan Blue said...

Oh my, you must have been so freaked out! I'm very glad to hear that he's on the mend. My thoughts are with you all. Such a BRAVE boy!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous nel said...

That must have been such an awful experience for you all and his poor little finger looks so painful! I am so glad he is ok and I hope his finger is on the mend. Take care.

6:26 AM  
Blogger bugheart said...

poor thing!!!
hope he feels
better soon.
the stories
he will get
to tell

3:20 PM  
Blogger driftwood shack said...

Dear Eliot, I am very sorry about your finger, I really like your hat it is very cool,I hope you feel better soon. Lots of love, Louis (aged 8 in the uk)

hope you feel better, Eliot-Louis Mum!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Scary stuff. Hope that little finger is much better soon

8:10 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, poor little guy. What a scare this must have been. Thank goodness he is ok, and joking no less. I love the fedora.

9:32 AM  
Blogger porter hovey said...

this little guy is just great!that's face . . . that hat!

7:04 AM  
Blogger shash said...

hi hannah, just reading this now. hope you all are doing ok! ox

10:57 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

Ouch!! I hope he doesn't have any residual damage. What a trooper. :)

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh i am slow as hell to this...poor wee soul. Hope he is okay and doing much better - what a trooper indeed.

Hugs to Eliot, and especially to you too!!! xox

7:17 AM  

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