Although my son is an adult living on his own, he called me from the ER today to tell me that he has to undergo the series of shots for rabies because he got bit by a raccoon! His girlfriend does rehabilitation work with wild animals, and a raccoon they'd just received and not yet processed or vaccinated bit him, then took off. As a precaution, he is getting the full rabies series. Ouch!
But he started the phone call, "Hi Mom..Now don't get upset, because I'll be fine....."
GRRrrr! Doesn't your heart just stop in your chest when they try to reassure that way? I've also had phone calls that started with:
"Mom, please don't be mad, but..."
"I love you, Mom. I really do...."
"Mom, we're all okay now, but...."
"Madre! Hey, I'm at the hospital with...."
"Please don't tell Dad...."
I have gray hairs from every one of these!