Miss 16 played basketball at school this week and fractured her elbow. It is in a sling and she is miserable! Of course only she would injure herself during the last week of school. She doesn't like to miss school under any circumstances and only stays home during the holidays because there is no-one else at school. The injury meant a visit to the emergency department. A much more satisfactory emergency department visit than last week's visit. (Different hospital!) Miss 18 had an allergic reaction last week and had to stay overnight in the emergency department. Along with five other patients in beds. A couple of days later I heard the minister for health in our state government talking on the radio about how great the emergency departments in our state are. That's right, six beds in the emergency department waiting room overnight, that's a great way to run a hospital!
So I have been having a busy month. Waiting in emergency departments and at doctor's offices. (For related and unrelated doctors visits!) It all takes so much time. As we were leaving the hospital last night we had to make an appointment to see a doctor at the fracture clinic next week, and it turns out that next week is October! I mean, I knew that, but it's still surprising! Roll on October!