I lied. Mr O Jnr 2 and I spent three hours in our wonderful Royal Children’s Hospital. I haven’t been there for years and this is the new, bright and shiny RCH! Even so, not much fun and no frolicking - but it was Friday! Mr O did offer to come with us, but I really couldn’t see a need for two of us to sit in the waiting room for three hours!
There is actually a small shark in that fish tank, but do you think I could catch a shot of the shark? Not a hope!
Day 3 at high school and Mr O Jnr 2 got his knee stood on. Four kids and this was our first trip to the RCH, so I can’t complain!
I came home from work to a young man in pain with a very swollen knee. Hmmmmmmm, I thought: possible kneecap injury, ligament, maybe even a crack. Better get it checked. Hey, I’m a mother – that is what we DO! I also gave the patient a painkiller. Consequently he slept most of the time in the waiting room.
So, three hours, an x-ray and some crutches later we left with a diagnosis of sprained/strained medial collateral ligament. Elevate the leg, ice for ten minutes every four hours. He get’s out of dishes duty for a few days. Hopefully he will be right in about 48 hours and if he isn’t, off to the GP for a check-up.
This was Mr O Jnr 2′s first experience of an Australian hospital. He was pretty impressed. Many thanks to the RCH for their usual wonderful care!
Just because I think that darn fish tank is stunning, here is another shot of it! Now to bed for me!