Friday, 19 November 2010

Note to self

Note to self: Don't let your 2 year old stand up in the buggy because it will tip over and your 2 year old will land on his face on the hard floor in the Waitrose cafe and have a nose bleed and end up in the A&E department of your local childrens hospital.



I feel awful. Sam NEVER stands up in the buggy so it didn't cross my mind that he would do it today and that the buggy would tip over and he would hurt himself. We were having such a lovely day too having coffee and cake with the grandparents. The one thing I have to say is that when the NHS works well, it works really well. I was a bit concerned that his nose was swollen and also about concussion as he was very subdued so I popped into my local GP surgery. Within 5 minutes both a nurse and a GP had had a look. They advised me to go to the childrens hospital as they were a bit concerned that it might be broken. A mad car dash and half an hour later we had been assessed by the triage nurse and examined by a (very young and handsome!) doctor. We then waited 15 minutes for the doctor to consult with an ear, nose and throat specialist before being given the all clear to come home. They think its just badly bruised. What a great service. Thankfully Sam had perked up by then and was running around the waiting room laughing his head off. Thank goodness for the NHS is all I can say. Its bloody stressful this parenting lark!

9 comments:

  1. I do hope that he is ok. It will be hard for every time you look at him until it heals. The joys of parenting!
    Jille x

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  2. Oh bless you both! That must have been just awful. Hope he gets better soon.

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  3. Oh bless you both! That must have been just awful. Hope he gets better soon and you recover from the shock! My Sam fell off a stool at the sink & almost bit through his tongue a few weeks ago. The blood made me sick! He was fine in the end though.

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  4. Ouch! Poor little fella - these things happen in the blink of an eye don't they.

    Hope he's ok today :)

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  5. I am so pleased that Sam is OK and yes when the HNS works, it is bloody fantastic. I hope you are over the shock now too

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  6. Oh, ouch. Poor Sam and poor you!

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  7. Oh dear. He looks quite happy with his war wound in the picture x

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  8. Wish you'd put a warning on this post so I didn't scroll down to see what it was you were making your note about - can't stand blood but hope he'll be ok.

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  9. Poor Samkins! Thank god he is ok and didn't break it. Being a mummy is soooo stressful! Lucky he is a tough little boy and full of smiles. He looks completely unfazed. Roll out the wine to restore your nerves!!! Boys are rascals for accidents! xxxx

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