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    Default What a Christmas Present for Son...not Pretty

    My son on Saturday night was rushed up to emergency so they could stitch a gaping hole in his leg together. First time in his life for stitches.
    Unofrtunately we got the worst emergency doctor I've ever encountered and poor son had to bear feeling the whole thing as the local wasn't taking effect.
    Doctor was a pig. Nurses wouldn't speak to him, and in the end I told him he was a downright wanker. Poor kid was clutching the stretcher pouring tears.

    Still can't find the huge chunk that came out. It happened next door where the BC's live, so when I told the nurse that the dogs probably ate it she went rather pale. She was obviously wondering what sort of sick bohemian she had on her hands. Course, in the end when we left there were a few girls from my sons school in the waiting room, so he lapped up their sympathy like the star he is and felt somewhat better.

    He's unable to walk much, and like me can't wait to see the end of 2009!!!

    Roll on 2010.

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    Aww, hugs to yur son DA.
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    I hope your son (and you) are alright. Is this the first day of school hols? If it is you sure he didn't do it to get out of all the work you had ready for him? In all seriousness though I hope the Doc is feeling like **** for treating your boy like that!

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    Oh poor thing

    Hopefully he is up and at 'em by xmas day and enjoying life again!

    Boys always lap up any attention (especially sympathy )

    Personal experience - most doctors/surgeons are bastards!!

    Had 4 wisdom teeth cut out bout 6mths ago because the bottom ones were growing sideways into my gums and the top ones, roots, were growing into my nasal passages (ouch) anyway when I woke up after surgery one of the nurses asked which surgeon I had. Looked at my paperwork and informed me that next time I should ask for a different doctor as he is as "rough as guts". I couldn't believe it! I thought, yep thanks could have told me BEFORE THE OP!!!!

    Best wishes for your boy

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    No, first day of the hols was on Friday. We have been going REALLy well Cate, and I do mean it when I say thanks to you. Ah, stop blushing! Lol.

    I don't think the doctor comprehends nor cares. Doesn't phase me, he is the only one I've ever seen who wasn't totally brilliant, so they all make up for him. He was just so cruel, it wasn't necessary, especially with a child.

    Just went to town and bought a new DVD (Ice Age 3) so he's watching that at the moment.

    I thought I'd take him to the beach in a couple of days to try and help heal the wound. My father used to do that years ago, and our wounds healed so FAST!

    Is there any problem with sea-water and stitches, Anne?

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    What a horrible experience DA, I hope he heals fast.
    I know with my stitches I have been told in no uncertain terms not to get them wet. I do sun them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    What a horrible experience DA, I hope he heals fast.
    I know with my stitches I have been told in no uncertain terms not to get them wet. I do sun them though.
    Yes, that's what hubby was told a couple of weeks ago when he had a skin lesion removed.

    But it was amazing how fast our wounds would heal following a dabble in the ocean in NZ. Amazingly fast. Hence my question. Have the material used in stitches these days changed?

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    I had a similar bad experience exactly 2 years ago ( less 7 days )... Wont go into details, but the Ambos had to get me and take me to hospital.. First time I had stiches ever, all 65 of em !!

    My wishes for a speedy recovery for your son DA... On the bright side, first time I ever got to be home for christmas !!!
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    When I was nursing back when there were dinosaurs, we took patients out into the sun. Now days they feel that better healing is promoted under an air tight seal.
    My doc ripped mine off my neck and said fresh air is best.

    This is only my feeling and I take no responsibility if I am wrong but if your beaches and water is clean, i see no problem. Is he on an antibiotic cover?

    It will sting like hell too but that is the salt.
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    I'm sorry to hear this, I hope your son's feeling better soon

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