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  1. Jenny@thebrickcastle

    I once waited 4 days before my son went to hospital and it was only because school rang and said he was struggling to write that I realised he was actually in pain! He kept it so quiet. His arm was broken and he had it strapped up for several weeks. He fell and smashed it in the ice 4 years ago on his.way home from work, so sadly it'll never be right now! It's hard to wait in hospitals and I can appreciate them leaving. Guilt is pointless though – it's what you do next that counts xx

  2. Rebecca Beesley

    Oh Anne sorry to hear of the fractured wrist. Guilt won't help anyone although I can totally understand why you feel that way. It's so hard to see what's happening to the nhs- I was first on scene recently finding a really elderly man lying in the road and had to call an ambulance – gone are the days of an ambulance arriving in minutes it took well over half an hour before the ambulance arrived and yet none of the doctors, nurses or paramedics are to blame as they're all doing their best. And you're doing your best under difficult circumstances. I think of all the times we've rushed to A and E and it has turned out to be nothing so it really is hard to tell with kids how serious an injury is. Wishing her a speedy recovery and no more mom guilt for you!!!

  3. lifeandotherstories1

    Believe me there have been times when I know exactly how you feel. I have bad days too, and, esp as the kids have got bigger and heavier I haven't been able to do as much as I did.
    Sometimes you just have to let the guilt go, you can't change anything…… but it is hard.

  4. Candi

    It's because families like ours are stretched so thin that these things happen: so sorry for Star, but she will be fine, and everyone in the family did the best they could. It's the services that should be feeling guilty xx

  5. debsrandomwritings

    Hi Anne, don't be hard on yourself, these things happen and we do the best we can at the time, that's all any of us can do. Star was a star and so was her Mum and Dad! I must say I am shocked at the waiting times. I thought it was bad here, but it sounds no different over there.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC and hope Stars arm heals extra quickly!


  6. stephstwogirls

    Aww, don't feel bad, other things just happen that you can't control sometimes. And I know a mum who didn't realise her boy had broken fingers for 3 weeks – I'm sure she's not alone either! I know that doesn't make you feel any less guilty, but please concentrate on the fact that Star knows you love her and you do what you can for her, and she loves you for that. Those wait times are shocking 🙁

  7. Alice | L2MyDaughter

    Please don't feel guilty, you weren't to know it was fractured and circumstances dictated what you could and couldn't do. It's not like you intentionally stopped her from being seen, in fact it sounds like you and your husband went out of your way to try and get her seen. #BlogCrush

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