That is funny. I totally see injuries before they happen watching kids in
the neighborhood and my daughter. I try not to hover or be over
protective, and don't stress when my daughter falls off her scooter or her
bike. And, I am not a stickler over wearing a helmet when we are riding
bikes in our neighborhood. I do think that it is important that kids
learn to fall and get back up, both literally and metaphorically.
Nonetheless, to my daughter's chagrin, I do have a ban on serious horseback
I think another great question is to ask how our job changes our
kids/grandkids perspective. To illustrate my point, I recently warned my
daughter that she was going to fall. About 60 seconds later she proved my
premonition correct and fell hard abrading her arm and leg. She jumped up,
blood running down her injured limbs and said to me, "Don't worry Dad, I'm
ok. It hurts, but I was lucky right? I did not hit my head. If I did, I
could have had a brain bleed!"
Rest assured, we are not alone. One of my neurosurgery colleagues recently
was telling me about cringing every time he sees his neighbor riding his
bike while holding a dog leash. He said, "I keep seeing him with a
traumatic brain injury every time I see him do it." (By the way, biking to
exercise your dog is a great way to do it, but I suggest checking out the
Walky Dog II and the Tow Bike Leash as safe ways to do it.)
(Your Brother's brother-in-law)
On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM, 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
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