Thursday, November 22, 2007

waiting...

9:15am- phonecall from the school:" Could you come by the doctor's office, your DS2 slipped on a football this morning, and his arm hurts? We took him to the doctor."

9:30am- Doctor's office (and waiting only 5 minutes, if we had an appointment, we would have waited for 3 hours. Or possibly 4...)- kid looking gloomy, doctor examining arm... " I want you to get an X-ray of this. Do you want to drive yourself, or would you like a taxi?" We decide to drive ourselves. After all, it is only an hour. (Thankfully we have a hospital in Nordfjordeid- otherwise it would have taken us two or three hours to get to one!)

9:45am- stopping by the store to get a cocacola and some bisquits and fruit. Stopping by the school to pick up his bag, and have a few words with the teacher.

10:45- arriving at the hospital in Nordfjordeid. The arm hurts. Icepack is no icepack anymore...

11:15- X-ray.

12:15- a nurse comes by- sorry, but the doctor was needed somewhere else, you might have to wait for some time.

12:45- " Mom, I'm booooored.I've read the Donald-pocket at least five times now. My arm hurts!"

13:00- The doctor turns up, an inturn from Poland? Speaks rather good Norwegian, though. Checks the X-rays. " I think there is a fracture, but I will go check with the radiologist to be sure."

13:05- Doc comes back- "yes, there is a fracture, look(shows on the computerscreen). I'll get a nurse to come in and put a cast on"

13:10- Nurse arrives, puts on cast, doc tells us to come back in four weeks to remove it, and take another x-ray.

13:20- pay and drive back home.

The kid doesn't even want to go shopping! Hmmm...

13:30- crossing the mountains in snow!!! But here at the coast it rains.

14:30- finally back home. Oh, no, I've forgotten to feed the sheep!!!

22:00- DS2 in bed, with a painkiller.

My knitting? I dropped it on the floor when I got the call...
The boy will be fine. It was his right hand though, so he won't be able to do much writing the next couple of days!(not that it bothers him- quite the contrary...)

I'm going to make a nice cup of Christmas tea- with oranges, nutmeg and vanilla- it's been an exhausting day, even though I haven't done anything!


Have a nice day- and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating that day today (and now I know the Canadians celebrated in October...)

15 comments:

monica said...

My son just had a fracture too. Playing American football though and at school. Hope your son is feeling better soon. The waiting everywhere is stressful.

That cup of tea sounds lovely.

Helene said...

Stakkar!

Heldig at du har en skole som bryr seg da! Min sønn falt i gym for vel ei uke siden, og brakk kragebeinet. Han ble bare sendt i garderoben uten noen form for hjelp eller oppfølging. Greide selvsagt verken å kle av eller på seg, eller noe annet for den saks skyld. Takket være snill medelev fikk han da på seg sko og fikk transportert skolesekk og gymbag ut av idrettshallen. Der stod han ute i gymtøy (t-skjorte) i en halvtime i minusgrader og vente på at jeg skulle kjøre ham til legen, og senere til sykehuset. Trenger jeg å fortelle at gymlæreren ikke står særlig høyt i kurs hos meg??

Tammy said...

Oh no! With 5 boys, I'm feeling very thankful that we have an Urgent Care a couple miles away!

I hope DS2 feels much better soon!

Yarnhog said...

Ouch. I hope he's feeling better.

YarnThrower said...

Sorry to hear of your son's arm, though glad you took some time to relax when the ordeal was over. Strength to you!

Thank you for your kind Thanksgiving wishes!

Rani said...

UGH! What a day! That was probably the best damn cup of tea you've had in some time. You earned it!

Stay warm up there!

Rani

Anne said...

What a day. I hope your son is feeling better! They do heal fast, but it is scary indeed for moms when young ones break bones.

Tracy said...

Hope your son's feeling better son, poor boy! Luckily the young do heal from fractures rather quickly :o) Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

Brit-Arnhild said...

Days like that are terrible......

Good luck to your son.

Rebecca said...

I hope your son feels better soon, a fracture is no fun.

Christmas tea, yum.

Kristy said...

Oh goodness, your poor boy! I hope he is resting and mending well. Those are hectic, exhausting days. Things like this are the reason I keep some sort of knitting project in a ziploc bag in or near my purse at all times. The less prepared I am, the more these needs for quick knitting seem to arise. :)

Kristy said...

P.S. I'd love to have your Chrismtas tea recipe.

Caroline said...

What a day you..and your son had. My son incrediably hasn't broken any bones before, but he's scared us quite a few times with soccer and American football injuries. i try to convince him that swimming is the best sport. You hardly ever hear of swimming injuries!

The angels you posted in your last entry are darling.

Janice said...

What a day! Broken bones are no fun! Hopefully it will heal well. Glad it wasn't your arm.... would be hard to knit with a cast!!

Min said...

Oh no! What a day that sounds like. I spent Friday night and all Saturday morning in the hospital with DH and another kidney stone but he still went away on Saturday night to Australia for work.

Fortunately I didn't have any sheep to feed and have a domestic helper to make sure the kids got fed. I hope you did some knitting whilst drinking your tea.

I hope he's feeling better soon.