While I could ramble off a list of things that I would like to be doing for the new year, there is only one that truly matters.
To not just to hear what is being said, but to truly listen more.
So I get a phone call this morning that both of my kids are in the nurse’s office, one with a bump and one with a gash. The school recommends for me to come take a look at the gash and after checking it out I take my five year old to the doctor. At 930 am it was a cut but appeared to need to be pushed together and could probably use some glue. The school office said that it seemed like she could return right after and it should be a quick fix.
When I got to the doctor’s office they told me the soonest appointment would be at 12 ish. They then said I could wait for the doctor to check it out. I asked if they could just take a peek to let me know of it required stitches or could be glued back together. Flash forward almost an hour later and the doctor takes a look and tells us we need stitches and have to go to the hospital. After waiting for one hour plus the gash expanded and now it past the point of being glued as we had hoped.
While I understand that doctors are busy and that people have appointments, I guess I had expected for someone to assess an injury sooner than an hour plus. Livid and upset after spending all that time in the waiting room for one of the best doctors in San Luis Obispo, I am then sent to the hospital.
So what the bottom line here?
#1 – If your child gets a gash in their chin, break out your first aid kit to put a bandage of some sort on it to keep the wound together. Check out this link for more info. Do not depend on the regular physician to take care of it because there may be a chance it will get worse while waiting.
#2 – Go straight to the urgent care of your local hospital because you may spend double the time waiting. Doctor’s office do not always care if there is blood flowing (unfortunately) and will stick to their schedules. Save yourself the frustration and go to urgent care (especially if your insurance plan covers it).
When I picked her up I thought no big deal, some skin glue should take care if it and now it turned into needing stitches. I’m sorry that I wasn’t that parent that demanded more attention and I guess this will be another lesson learned.
Since none of my other children have any food allergies, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how this happened. As I was talking to the doctor’s office all I could think about was my delicious wheat bread floating away into the ocean and waving farewell. My dramatic self is going to have to do some adjusting, but it seems so late in the game to find out now that wheat will have to be absent (for now) from his life. End rant.
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Since my last post yet it feels like an eternity.
Guess that’s what happens when writing at least every other days ceases and life happens.
My life has seriously become imbalanced with my long list of to-do’s somehow shifting the gravitational force and wreaking nothing short of havoc in my daily activities.
At a certain point, all I can do is take it one day at a time. One task at a time. One tantrum at a time and just breathe. I must remember why I work so hard and what motivates me to keep moving even though my body may disagree.