On Friday, we had a call from school to say DD3 had had an accident. DH zoomed down to get her, and a very tearful little girl came home.
It transpires that one of the boys in her class has started being quite rough with the girls, and yesterday he chose to grab DD3, pin her arms and spin her round, then shoved her. Needless to say, she landed really badly and has hurt her arm. She can move it, but it is sore. Luckily she landed on the grass field, not the concrete yard !
I phoned the school and arranged to see the Head, who is a great man, and he saw me straightaway. Sod`s law, the CCTV in the playground doesn`t have quite enough angle of view to cover the playing field as well as the yard, so the episode wasn`t filmed, though there were plenty of witnesses.
The Head is bouncing mad, especially when it transpires that the same boy had already shoved DD3 over previously that day, and once the day before.
He has put this lad in the school ASBO book, he will lose all his playtime Monday and have a carpeting by the Head in private in Monday morning. He will be watched like a hawk, and any further problems and his parents will be called in.
All well and good, apart from a rather sore DD3.
By Sunday she was in a lots more pain, so I took her to A&E .
It took an hour to get there, and it took a further two hours for her to be seen and diagnosed as having a greenstick fracture of her humerus right up by the shoulder. Too high up the arm for a plaster cast, so she has a fetching sling, and copious amounts of paediatric painkillers. We return to the hospital on Friday for an appointment in the fracture clinic........
DD4 has a rip-roaring urinary tract infection back again and needs to be close to the loo at all times, and is refusing to be separated from Daddy for longer than five seconds...... .. so you can imagine how happy she was when she woke up this morning and found that Daddy had gone back to work.
Today will be spent chasing the results of DD4`s MSU results, arranging an appointment with a hospital consultant and sorting out another dental appointment as she is complaining that her gum hurts again, where she had an abscess last week.