Well, my life was settling down to a new routine, but as all routines go, they get a little boring after a few days. Friday night, my daughter borrowed the car to meet up for dinner with her 2 half-sisters. As they weren’t able to get together for Christmas, this was their time to catch up with each other. I am always happy when they get together. Again, it’s about family and family comes in different packages. Before leaving the house, I cautioned my daughter to drive carefully and make sure she had her GPS to guide her. A few hours later, she called to say that they had had a good dinner. She also told me she got lost getting to the restaurant, but she did make it, although a bit late. Because it was still early on a Friday night, they decided to go roller blading at a nearby rink. Roller blading? I felt uneasy about it since she has never roller bladed before. I told her not to fall and if she did fall, “don’t hit your head”. She’s a good girl and always heeds my advice. She fell, but she didn’t hit her head. She fractured her right wrist. My fault. I should have listed all the body parts that I didn’t want her to hurt. She got home in tears with the severe pain in her arm. Off to hospital emergency. After the mandatory 3 hour wait, Dr. Orkin ordered an x-ray and pain killers. The x-ray showed an abnormality which he couldn’t figure out. He put a splint on her arm which looked more like a cast and advised us to come back Monday morning at 6:45 a.m. when the fracture clinic opened to have a specialist look at the x-ray and the arm. At 2:30 a.m. we headed home. I should have been happy with my boring routine.
No Sex Please – Busy in the Emergency Department!