A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Y3 - 222/365: Stunt-Man Strikes Again!
It all started as a normal day. A little playing, a little colouring...and then...
We had a bit of an accident when Ryan was chasing a ball across the room in a game of footie with Mommy. He tripped over his feet and landed head first into the entertainment centre. He got a small abrasion on his nose along with a small bump to his eyebrow.
It doesn't look as bad in the photo, but you can tell it's going to be nasty tomorrow.
Shortly after Matt got home from work, after I spoke with someone from NHS direct, we decided rather to be safe than sorry and took him to A&E to get checked out. The wait was going to be at least 2 hours, so we checked with pediatrics who gave him a quick look and suggested since it wasn't broken and he wouldn't need an X-ray, we might get seen faster if we went to the walk-in centre down the road.
About an hour later at the walk-in centre we were seen by a doctor, who I felt wasn't very good with children as he poked at Ryan and didn't try to be nice about the fact that he was in pain. He repeated the same thing, that it wasn't broken and he was completely fine. He didn't really give us any other info but asked if we had any other concerns so we brought up that Ryan has had a cough well over a month now and it wasn't going.
The doctor actually made us strip Ryan down just so he could have a listen to his chest! And he wasn't gentle with this either. Then, he essentially sent us from the room without any suggestions on how to treat the cough saying he was finished and we had to redress our son in reception!
Wow! Quality care AND great social skills!
Anyway, I suppose we're just really happy in the end to know that our little man is okay.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!