Lost Innocence Essay, Research Paper
I think an event that proves I deserve the word ?lost? would be from this summer when I was
on vacation. It would be my loss of innocence. It all happened right after my dad, his friend and I
finished playing a round of golf. It was the very first time I had ever beat my dad. We were on our way
back to our friend?s house in Reno, but we stopped to get some gas and to call his wife and ask if we
should pick up some grub. We couldn?t get ahold of them, so we started back.
We pulled out of the gas station where we had parked and started to cross the highway to start on
our way back. We were almost to our turnoff when an on coming car ?T-boned? us. I can still remember
it?s squealing brakes. The Impact, as it hit us I felt as though I had been hit by a huge wave. The next
thing recall I was lying in the street covered in a shiny red liquid. Actually it was just glass and blood. I was
surrounded by people. My dad was holding a shirt to my head. Blood was spewing from all over my body.
Everyone around me was telling me to be calm. The highway patrol was there; they called the hospital. An
ambulance showed up about five minutes later. The men from the ambulance got out and tended to me
immediately. They rolled me onto a backboard and carried me into the ambulance. Then they stabbed a
I.V. into me. We headed south to Carson City. Although I thought they would work on me there they
didn?t. I stayed there shortly. They pushed me around the backboard all the way to the top floor. From
there they loaded me onto the care flight helicopter. On my way to my final destination, Reno. I then
parted with my new ambulance friends. The flight was loud, long, and annoying considering that I had
a concussion and my head basically glued to the board.
When we reached the Washoe Med. Center, in Reno, they rolled me into the X-ray room. It took
close to an hour to take all the X-rays. Next they put me in a hall and I had to wait for close to an hour.
They took the neck brace off so I could make myself more comfortable. The doctor showed up and said
they finally had a room for me. Then we went into the room and he prepped me for the removal of the
foreign objects. They cleaned out all of my wounds and started to remove the glass and gravel. He brought
in his tools, and the nurse brought in the Novocane. I counted close to fifty shots all over my body. After
he was done getting out all of the glass out from under my skin. They numbed me some more. Than they
started sewing. There was close to one hundred stitches. They gave me the prescription for some Vicodin. I
could barely bend my knees, but I still had to walk to the car. We started home the next day, but it would
still take weeks to fully recover. This was one incident where I lost my innocence because it was the first
major injury I had and accident I was in .