Marissa Jaret Winokur - Marissa Jaret Winokur Opens Up About Young Son's Fat Lip Drama14 August 2012
Marissa Jaret Winokur Opens Up About Young Son's Fat Lip Drama
Mum and her babysitter took little Zev to hospital recently after the kid cut his lip so badly it drenched his T-shirt in blood.
In her parental blog on People.com, she writes, "The doctor confirmed Zev did need stitches, but said we needed a surgeon... The surgeon took one look at him and said, 'You need a plastic surgeon.'
"The plastic surgeon came in and had a very grown-up talk with Zev about the stitches and the shot and what everything meant. Zev listened carefully and calmly, and closed his eyes as directed.
"I did okay, too - until I saw the shot. My husband took his jacket off and started sweating and I rubbed Zev’s head gently. My little boy was so brave! In the end, Zev got 19 stitches. He cried a little, but when the doctor asked if it hurt he said honestly, 'No, I’m just scared.' I couldn’t believe how calm he was.
"It was the first time I really saw that he was his own little person. He wasn’t a baby. I felt like I was seeing him as a teenager. He asked for me to hold his hand - but then also asked when he could chew gum again!
"When the stitches were over, (husband) Judah (Miller) and I took him straight for ice cream. If a toy store had been open I would have bought him Anything!!! He handled it all so well.
"The next morning he woke up with a fat lip. It hurt me more than it hurt him."
The Tony Award-winning actress, 39, welcomed Zev via a surrogate in 2008.
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