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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Hospitals
This week my word of the week is hospitals, in the plural because it involves three different hospitals.
Tuesday The Little Man and Boo went with their Dad to see Star’s genetic consultant. We knew this would happen eventually, the appointment has taken around three years to come through. As Star has a genetic condition they wanted to make sure that Boo and the Little Man were unaffected. It seems that they are okay but there are a few more tests to go just to make sure, including Echocardiograms for both of them. Fingers tightly crossed. I was a little worried about Boo as she has very similar body frame to Star, but the geneticist has confirmed that she is not exactly the same. The main thing being an arm span equal to height.
On Wednesday I was on Facebook when I read some notifications from a local group. Someone mentioned the clinic where I go for my infusions and they blatantly lied about them not taking any COVID precautions, along with a snarky comment about the doctors knowing more about the virus than ‘Joe Public.’ I don’t usually bite on comments like this, but as it’s my clinic where I have been going for over three years, I felt I needed to stick up for them. They have a two door system, they take your temperature on entry and give you a mask if you don’t have one. They have hand sanitizers everywhere, all the staff wear masks on their faces properly and they are the most loveliest bunch of people. I hated to think someone was lying about them. Fortunately, I was not the only person who stuck up for them and the original poster didn’t come back.
I know that not all hospitals are the same, but so far I have not had any issues at all. I’ve visited the main hospital, the rare disease centre, the geneticist, the Children’s hospital and the Cancer Centre for my MRI. All I have seen is hard working staff following all the COVID rules and taking every single precaution.
Today, I won’t be around much as Star has another hospital appointment at the Children’s hospital Out patient department. I won’t go into too much detail right now because we don’t know what’s going to happen, but something unusual came up in one of her tests and they want to investigate further. It could be a number of things, but I am hopeful that she will get the right treatment and we can finally get the issues that have bothered her for years under control.
So, this week is all about hospitals but I’m hoping that the next few weeks will be hospital free. I’m due to go back in on January 4th.