I WAS sitting in the waiting room at the doctors surgery with my daughter, Emily, yesterday. Emily commented how exciting it must be to be a G.P. and have no idea of what problem you will have to deal with when the door opens and your next patient arrives. I thought after a while it must be as routine as other jobs with lots of people coming in with coughs and colds.
Emily and I then started going over all the doctors' visits we had been to with our family. Especially when the children were little we often had doctors visits with tonsillitis, rashes, coughs etc.
We were the doctor's last patients for the day and he was wonderful with Emily. After a long time of getting her to blow through her nose, then trying to get it out with tweezers he was about to give up and send her to hospital in case she inhaled it into her lungs. He gave it one more try with the tweezers and managed to remove the pea.
The doctor was both tired and relieved. He told Emily that she must never put a pea up her nose again. Emily promised that she wouldn't and next time she would use sweetcorn! I'm sure when we walked through the door the doctor wasn't expecting Emily to have a pea up her nose!
Have you ever had an unusual visit to the doctors with your child?
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