DS is good thanks
. We both slept really well last night. We were exhausted.
Luckily the cut only hit some muscle and no tendons or nerves. I sliced my own thumb open many years ago and required micro surgery as I got both nerves, so I was very anxious yesterday. If he had chipped the bone or a tendon or nerve, we would have had to go to Sydney Childrens.
I know how hard it can be for parents to sit and watch their kids in pain (and very bloody) and have to wait. But I also know we weren't anywhere near as urgent as some of the other kids there. Maybe the Dr wanting x-rays and a goot look in the cut was overkill in hundsight, but I'd rather he was over cautious then just stitch him and send us on our way.
The difference between this visit and the 6 hour visit I had a few years ago with DS was that we were kept informed. Last time the Dr looked at his head injury (about an inch from his eye) and said it needed to be glued, then disappeared for 5 hours! We had to wait for the shift change, the next Dr on duty took at look at DS rushed us into the treatment room and we were done in 15 minutes. The nurse who had been there with both Drs said the first was too scared to touch DS' cut, due to it's location, but was too cowardly to tell the Registrar and ask for help
The second Dr was head of peads and was really peeved that we'd been left waiting for so long so I have no doubt the first Dr got a bollocking.