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...
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...)