Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Our first medical situation
I didn't want to write "emergency" and get all the grandmas worried. Theo took a dive - face first- on the stairs going down to school yesterday. Really, we're shocked that it hasn't happened before now as we traipse up and down hundreds of stairs everyday - all at different heights and widths.
He was pretty scraped up and a big goose egg to boot, so I took him in to "atención urgente" at a nearby clinic. Theo was a trooper...he got checked out, answered all sorts of questions - in Spanish no less, got an IV with some pain-killer and anti-swelling cocktail, and underwent x-rays. I paid in cash for what probably would have cost 4 times that amount in the US. And what timing, as our medical cards just arrived a week ago (8 months into our trip)! Good thing he waited...:-)
No fractures or concussions, just a tough mug like he's been brawling in the port pubs here and a bit of a scare for him and me.