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  1. Well maybe Twain was right when he said, “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.”

    Comment by Talmadge East — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 2:48 am

  2. Sorry to hear about your son. hope it’s not broke. I’ve had two ER trips in the last five years, and I’m resolved that unless there’s bleeding involved, I will take my kids to the doctor’s office as long as it is physically possible. I used to work in an ER and it’s really sad the way people are kept waiting.

    Comment by bryan — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 6:04 am

  3. You actually called 911 because he fell off a bike? I’m sorry to hear the little one got hurt. Maybe it won’t be too bad for him. I know what you mean about ERs, aweful! At least with an accident you don’t have that extravagant copay.

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 7:37 am

  4. Jan,

    He was having a hard time staying awake at one pointn (even when people were direclty talking to him), which caused enough concern to call 911. Which was likely an overreaction, but you know how it goes with one’s children.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 9:15 am

  5. I hope he’s back on the diamond again really soon!

    Comment by Matthew Shugart — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 9:41 am

  6. I’ve called the hospital before with questions, but I thought 911 was for different types of emergencies. That’s all.

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 10:17 am

  7. Sorry about your son.

    I broke my thumb rather badly last Tuesday. I arrived at the ER at 8:30pm and got home at 4:15AM. Almost eight hours for two x-rays and a cast.

    Comment by Matt — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 10:22 am

  8. Jan,

    911 is both fomr emergency police help and emergency medical help.


    Sorry to hear about the thumb (I hope it wasn’t on your writing hand!). And I can easy believe 8.5 hours in the ER.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Tuesday, March 7, 2006 @ 10:41 am

  9. I remember when you fell off your bike when you were ten and got a concussion and 2 black eyes. I guess this is payback! Give my nephew a big hug! I’m glad he is feeling better!

    Comment by Jill — Wednesday, March 8, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  10. It’s a matter of limited resources. Your boy was assessed and given a low priority. Had he started having a fit, throwing up blood, or something like hat, the whole scene would’ve changed.

    When I had my stroke (last March) it was straight to a bed, then upstairs where I was kept under observation for a few days. (Minor-transient-ischemic event, but they couldn’t have known that, thus the treatment.)

    Expect Mid-Kid to be off the field for a few days to a week. Even if it’s “only” a compression fracture, it can be painful and may require immobilization.

    Comment by Alan Kellogg — Wednesday, March 8, 2006 @ 1:11 am

  11. Alan,

    First off-sorry to hear about the stroke.

    And I do understand the triage situation-it just isn’t any fun. In fact, I must say that the staff was quite nice and professional-just swamped.

    His arm is currently immobilized pending the advice of the orthopedist.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, March 8, 2006 @ 7:26 am

  12. Jill,

    Thankfully he isn’t anywhere near where I was after that fall. Of course, back in the Dark Ages, we didn’t wear helmets!

    And I will convey that hug!


    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, March 8, 2006 @ 7:28 am

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