Tenyearold Izzy enters the Ouch Mobile to query Xand about her wayward chomper! It's sticking out inside her mouth in a wonky way, and the doctor explains that often the space just becomes too crowded to handle all the teeth growing in there. So it's trying to claim a position among Izzy's many baby teeth she still has. Possibly as the baby teeth are pushed out there may not be a problem. Xand does predict that in all likelihood, the lass will need braces to correct positioning and bring that sm
Fiveyearold Erin and her hurting pinky finger wait in Emergency. Nurse practitioner Julia Maxted is on hand to examine it. After Xrays, we can plainly see the little digit sticking out and needing realignment. No need for an operating table this will be done right in the chair. See part 2 to find out what effect laughing gas has on alreadychipper Erin!
Time to visit Xand in the Ouch Mobile, and eightyearold Eliot wants to know more about his Kawasaki Disease. He shows his palm, on which the skin looks rough and yellowed. That's because it contains keratin, and the skin cells are dying faster than on the average person. This sweet, bright little boy asks the doctor how long it will last. The answer is a positive one, as in the long term, Kawasaki Disease usually clears up!
Fiveyearold Erin and her broken pinky finger await a fix from nurse practitioner Julia Maxted. Right there in the chair, the sprite is given a dose of laughing gas to good, giggling effect! Now nurse Julia prods and pulls the pinky back into place. Splinting it to the next convenient finger, she sends Erin home with her mum, to return later for one more fracture clinic checkup.
Xand is on call with paramedic Jan Vann, racing to the scene where a man has fallen in the garden and has blurred vision. When they get there, 'Peter' falls down again right in front of them. It helps that he's laughing! Jan examines him and within this half hour, his sight's returned and he's pretty much back to normal. Lucky that emergency services are so prompt and that he's going to hospital for observation. this was a mini stroke, which predisposes Peter to have a bigger and scarier episode
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