A Wasted Trip?

What a nightmare today has been so far! Up at 6.30am and poor Hubby didnt finish work until 2.30am so he was a right grump. Had to get the little ones up too as we needed to take them with us because we had nobody to babysit them. It was a nightmare!!

You see Annabelle my 15year old has a problem with her shoulder dislocating . I mentioned in my blog yesterday that we were at the hospital. She doesn’t need to do anything for it to pop out either. We have only just needed to go to A&E recently because before when her muscles relaxed eventually it went back in but it’s not on it’s own now.

They had tried gas and air in A&E but the it didn’t work so the plan was to put her under using General Anaesthetic today.

So we arrived today and we see a Dr Elbo who’s the on call surgeon working on the adolescent children’s ward at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

One of the first things that I found reassuring was when he said , ” When i was reviewing the case notes last night “. Oh my Lord what a shocker I knew this guy was going to at least be familiar with my daughter’s problems and we’d only been waiting in the room for 15minutes he wasn’t young ( sorry Dr Elbo) so he wasn’t just keen ,he was just a bloody good Doctor!!!!

So he had reviewed the notes and discussed them with a colleague, we discussed them and it made sense to us that actually with Annabelle’s shoulder popping out through nothing it’s better as she is not in discomfort, it doesn’t look too displaced at the moment, so just to strap it more secure and wait for the MRI (next Wednesday) because who’s to say that 10mins after she’s had the general anaesthetic it won’t pop out again. If she’s going to have the general anaesthetic it should just be ultimately to fix the problem.

So do I think it was a wasted trip apsolutely NOT . Dr Elbo is a credit to Blackpool Victoria Hospital . I trusted him . Unlike in the clinics where I’ve felt Annabelle’s has just been like cattle at a cattle market sometimes. So thankyou for your time and looking after my little girl this morning.

Joanne Quinnell

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