Kids are prone to accidents, it’s true, and something we learn very on is they are more resilient than we think. Until you have to take that 1st trip to the emergency room.
Our story begins with Eleanor and Camden sitting on the bed watching a movie, when all of the sudden we hear a very loud thud, and seconds later a cry. Mike and I rush to the bedroom and find Eleanor on the floor crying in pain. We didn’t see blood and all looked fine, so we sit her up and went about, but 20 minutes later she was still upset and crying and we knew something wasn’t right.
We tried to take off her shirt and she refused to move and that’s when we saw an extra bump on her collar. Mike and I had a moment of “what do we do?” This is the 1st time we’ve had something happen to the kids. Should we go to Urgent Care, the emergency room, call the doctor? We were literally dumbfound. What’s worse is we didn’t know where our closest hospital is located. Yes, we’ve lived here for over a year, and we’ve always talked about looking it up, but never did. Talk about a #parentfail. What if this was a life or death situation?
We finally called a friend in the area and asked where they would go, and then we started pulling together all these things we thought might be needed. Snacks, toy, ipad and yes the insurance card.
Mike took Eleanor to the hospital and it turns out she cracked her clavicle. Something very common for young kids and it also heels pretty quickly and doesn’t need a cast, she just wears a sling for a week and takes it easy. Of course the best part for Eleanor was the fact that she and Dukie got wristbands.
What this really taught me is that we need to be more prepared in case of an emergency. So we’re putting together a list of the doctors, hospitals, and an emergency bag so we can just grab it and go.
So tell me do you have a plan for an emergency situation? What would you recommend?