Monday, 26 September 2011
Still in pain, still posing as Napoleon...
First week of school and J had a tumble playing lunch time football. He collided with another boy who ran across. J tripped and landed on his shoulder. The school nurse phoned, "Mrs G, J has injured himself playing football. Can you come get him and take him to A&E ?". I picked J up, I thought he would be able to walk to hospital which is practically next door to school but he couldn't even make it to my car in the car park.
We arrived at A&E, J looking very pale. Fortunately we don't have to wait as children are seen immediately at this hospital (beats King's College hospital in London where stabbing and gun shots are the emergencies! ). They dose him up with painkillers, took an x-ray, proclaimed, "you have fractured your left clavicle!", slinged him up and sent us home.
He is still in some pain but the left is a blessing because he is right handed and will not miss out on school. He is gutted (NOT!) about having to take time off piano but his XBox trigger fingers on both hands are working in tip top condition! This afternoon he is going to work at a local charity shop for his community service...I hope he will be ok.