A trip to A&E

The bank holiday weekend started so well but ended in tears!!! Jazmine fell down a couple of steps and banged her head so hard. When I picked her up it looked like there was a dent to the forehead where she landed!! My heart 💔

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I immediately put a cold compress on it and latched her on. The ONLY thing that calms her down even with a bang like this. I called#111and 5 mins later I had a paramedic call me back. He was great on the phone but told me I should go straight to A&E. Into the car and off we went! The last place you want to be not amind right now. Mask on and in we went. The doctor saw us almost immediately. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

A bang to the head is soooo scary. It happens way too often and it sends my heart cross ways. The dent worried me but the doctor explained that it would be very difficult to actually damage the skull. The dent was on the bruising and after examining her he said he was happy to send us home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Everyone had a mask on and when this doctor came to see me I could see he was smiling at me. Just through his eyes. He made me feel safe and that bit more relaxed. For any of you mums reading this who might be worried about how it might feel with everyone wearing masks around you when you’re in labour, I promise it will be ok. A few minutes into the conversation and I almost forgot we were all wearing them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Before we finished I thanked him for seeing us today and I also thanked him for everything he is doing right now. I couldn’t help but shed a tear as I said it. I’ve always appreciated midwives, doctors and nurses but maybe even more so in these current times. I couldn’t help but think about how they must feel going to work every day, away from their families and they continue to do so through this#pandemic. So thank you

#nhs, for everything that you do and are doing right now.


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