I offer a different perspective.
I am only a mother and not a grandparent but.... I am not worried about the injuries you point out. I can remain vigilant, doing my best to minimize harm but more importantly I can recognize when these types of injuries occur and ensure immediate great care.
I worry as I rocked my babies that an inoperable brain tumor was growing that I would not recognize until it was too late.
Therefore, live each day to its fullest and spend as much time as possible making GREAT MEMORIES!
From: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Meta Carroll
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 3:57 PM
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Subject: Re: Grandkids at the playground
ABSOLUTELY! Playgrounds, lakes, swimming pools, water parks, ice arenas, you name it, I bring my kids to have some fun and try new things and adventures, and immediately imagine all the potential injuries, about which I say nothing, so the kids play worry free…..while I stay vigilant and worry. This is truly a hazard of the job.
What is very difficult for me is to see at playgrounds and pools — the number of caretakers staring at phones as little ones play. Yikes.
> On Aug 21, 2015, at 11:03 AM, Eugene Izsak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm watching my 4yo grandson at the park/playground with his friends. They are climbing all over the equipment and all I can see are potential injuries, buckle fractures, MTBI, etc.
> Has this job changed me?
> Anyone else think this way?
> Would love to hear back from some of my older colleagues.
> Eugene Izsak
> 31 years in the PEDs ED, and counting.
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