Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another ER Adventure...

Monday evening we were all set to celebrate Memoo's last night in Vienna. We were going to go get ice cream, and the kiddos wanted to ride their scooters. As Abby was opening hers, her hand got pinched in the metal frame and with one look, I knew we would be headed to the ER for stitches.

I have learned a lot about the healthcare system since being in Austria-and if you are living here and have questions...I may be able to be of some help...only because we have had to learn the hard way. Let's just say that the healthcare system here is very specialized.

So on Monday, I thought we were making the right decision by taking Abby to the Children's Hospital...thinking that if a child is injured...one would go to the hospital for kids. Wrong...

One must go to an "accident" hospital for something like this...and so we were redirected accordingly.

Overall, the experience wasn't too bad and Abby had a very nice Dr. who stitched her up and made her feel very at ease. For that we were very thankful. In the picture below she is even smiling...


2 comments:

Lyn said...

Abby, hope you're all better by next weekend!

Brian and Wesley said...

Poor Abby! I'm glad she's fixed up and smiling. I'm not sure who has it harder, the child who is injured or the parent who has to figure out where the heck to take them for medical care!!