Thursday, June 14, 2012

Is There a Doctor In The House?

Isn't there always a doctor around when you need one?

Heart attack at 30,000 ft, there is probably a doctor on board.

Five care pile up on the freeway, there is probably a doctor on the same freeway.

Woman faints in Nordstroms, probably a doctor there too.

Where isn't there a doctor? Well at my house when we need one!

Yesterday we were celebrating a cousins birthday and the kids were doing something they weren't supposed to do. That something was turning the big leather recliner onto it's back. They were warned. And that is usually when somebody doesn't listen and then somebody gets hurt.

And she did. My daughter did. Smacked her pretty little forehead on a tile step that was behind the chair. There was blood. There were tears. There was panic. There was no doctor.

The doctor got called alright. I took a picture of the orange sized lump on her forehead and the copious amounts of blood streaming from her nose and asked "should we take her to the ER". Mind you it was already 8:00 pm where we were. 10:00 pm where he was and I am certain he was asleep. The lump had developed in less than the time it took for me to rush to her, seconds. The blood was scary, I was afraid that she had knocked her teeth out.

He called immediately to ask a few questions and walk me through a neurological exam. The verdict: watch her.

That was a good move. A trip to the ER out of state would have been a serious set back. I didn't sleep well that night worrying if she had a head bleed and I should have just taken her to the ER.

I was positive that she was going to be black and blue in the morning. But, morning came and the orange sized lump had less defined edges and it was a little blue, but no black. Maybe it is saving the big bruising for tomorrow.

Can't wait to finally have the doctor in the house!


  1. Even when you live in the same house, he's not around when you really need him. Is that crazy??
    So impressed you were able to pull off a neuro exam with his help! Glad she's doing better. Always scary when it's your kid!

  2. My heart aches for you! There was a doctor everywhere when I was growing up...except at home, because my dad was always working at the hospital. Now I see the same thing in my husband. The only positive thing is that we have medical connections so we can get free consults. But nothing like having a doctor around when something actually happens.


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