Friday, August 31, 2012
I forgot the self harming patient
These patients are around two to seven years old and they have a strong propensity to trip. "Don't run" cries the mother. Silly mom. Splat. Brief silence. Wailing and gnashing of teeth. These are the self harming set of our family. Lots of people have them in their families. Since I am not much of the hovering mom, the poor children get a much delayed reaction to their owies but I do still scoop them up once I get around to reaching them and they get brushed up and the necessary first aid. My prescription for them would be tying pillows around them but they resist their treatment.