Monday, August 23, 2010
Poor Isabelle went for a trip to her friend's block yesterday. They were riding bikes down a big hill and Isabelle fell off and landed on the bike breaking both bones in her wrist. I took her to the hospital and we waited 2 hours to see someone which was just about 6:00 by then. We had to wait for x-rays which were done by 7:30. The doctor told us one bone was broken and she would have it plastered soon. Five minutes later we had to be ushered to another part of the hospital which went into lockdown because a psychiatric patient had come in with a machette and they had to make sure he couldnt get into our part of the hospital, which was downright scary. About an hour later we were let back out and had to wait for the plaster to be done. Our doctor had forgotten about us. Another doctor came and apologised and said he would do it as soon as there was an available room. Midnight came and Isabelle went into shock and I had had enough of seeing her in so much pain. I went to the doctor's station and complained and didnt leave until they got us a room to do her arm. 1:00 this morning I was able to go home with her. I have to say that was one of the most draining nights of my life, and Paul had stayed home because we thought it wouldnt take that long! I think today I will be calling the place to make a complaint as so many nurses and doctors said she shouldnt have been left there for so long and gave us a complaints form. I really do hope my little girl never has to go through things like that again. She has plaster up to her armpit and is having lots of medicine today. Okay, I feel a bit better now getting that off my chest!