a lull of sorts has befallen Wooldancer, with the event of last saturday evening spent in Emergency Dept. MissA underwent the usual kind of backyard activity & happened to fall off her brother's toy car. In fact i wish the event was more spectacular than it was, as it amounted in 3 stitches to her chin & a sedative to enable their fixture.. it seems that happy-gas does nothing to the pain-threshhold of a 5year-old, as i am sure many mothers in labour would attest, tho it seems the Doctors & nurses still flaunt it's pain-numbing properties as a viable alternative to anaesthesia. I wonder if the very fact that it took 4 people to hold my dear-one down on the table whilst undergoing the happy-gas treatment & the stabbing pain of multiple injections into the very wound itself with missA screaming for her life, had any impact on whether there is still an effective viability of happy-gas as a reliever of pain? hmmm any wonder really, that it took her 4 hours to recover from what could have been a very straight-forward treatment for 3 little stitches.
in times like these, i wonder about the psychic abilities of children.. the very same MissA in question has been speaking to me over the last 3 weeks about how much she didn't want to go to hospital, and just last week exclaimed very assuredly that she Absolutely did NOT want stitches.. of course i looked at her with utter confusion & thought, 'what are you going to need those for darling?' If only I was as tuned in as her, perhaps i could have taken known toy car for a ride to the bin before the griefstricken event!!
however, whilst MissA was "open-eyed & no-one's home" under the sedative, the doctor proceeded to throw out every cloth & bit of utensil utilised during the proceedure & it had me wondering just how much waste hospitals go through... tweesers, scissors, very high-quality ones at that.. being a crafter i guess i saw them as essential tools of the trade, & began to think of how they could be better utilised than merely tossed after one use - horrifying really!! This hospital expedition, i'm sure, could have been very good inspiration for the recent "RECYCLE" topic of Fiber Friday!