So we were on top of our day yesterday. The school projects were done. We had been to the conferences. We had bought party supplies for Lilina’s party so I said let’s go to the park and get some exercise.
Walsh rode ahead of me on his bike and headed to his favorite bike trail toward the back of the park. The trail is of course a big windy hill. I was walking behind with the girls. Long story short, he fell and hurt his leg.
Luckily we had several friends at the park who could help me. So one school friend’s dad stayed with Walsh at the bottom of the hill, another friend stayed with the girls on the playground while I ran to get the car. I called the pediatrician while going to get the car and the doctors were all gone but the nurse answered and told me which urgent care place they liked. It was very close, affiliated with the local hospital and they had an X-ray machine.
So I bring the van back and park close to the back fields. I carry Walsh up the hill (I had to stop a couple of times. He was heavy and yelling because it hurt any time the leg got jostled.) The friend’s dad carried his bike and our other friend got the girls to the car for me.
I drove home to get my purse and grabbed just a few things I thought we would need while waiting.
What would you grab heading to the ER or urgent care with kids?
Walsh did end up having a broken leg – a spiral fracture of the tibia. An orthopedist looks at the X-ray from home and doesn’t think he’ll need surgery but he is in a lot of pain. We’re supposed to call them today to find out when they can put a cast on it.
Here’s my list of what I grabbed to go the ER: Tylenol to give to Walsh for the pain and an ice pack, purse with insurance card and money of course, water bottles for all, granola bars because who knows how long you’re going to have to wait and it’s was 5:45 p.m., magazines off the table, iPod and and iPad.
All the items worked out great. They actually took us very fast. He was X-rayed and diagnosed within an hour and they started pain medication right after that. We were home in 2.5 hours, which I thought was pretty darn good.