April 7, 2012
My preschooler fractured her elbow. It took hours and hours from our existence!!
First off, she fell off her scooter. On Thursday. When she would whine about it, I just figured she was, well, whinning. But come Friday, when she still wouldn't use it, I thought there might actually be a real problem. Who knew!
Here's the fake arm wrapping I gave her when she was whinning - you know, her "my arm still hurts", me "oh, let's just wrap it up - that'll make it all better" - -
And that is where the life got sucked right out of - and her - - we were there 5 HOURS. Seriously! Over 2 hours in the waiting room - what if this were a real emergency?!?! She kept busy coloring and playing on my tablet, etc, but after a couple of hours the life was sucked out of her too. Here she is early on in the fun:
So finally we were called back and I thought we'd be moving along and headed home - nope - we were in our little room in the ER for another 2 1/2 hours!! At one point I thought that this must be some crazy sociological experiment, to see how long people would wait in a closed room expecting to see a doctor. This is how they break your spirit, make you conform to ER standards. Killing time, taking pictures of ourselves:
At least in the little room we could stretch out on the "bed" and control our own TV channel - - watching TV, for hours:
More killing time with pictures....
we were there a couple of hours - I guess it could have been worse....
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