Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bless her.

6 years old, known her since birth (the joys of GP).

Flare up of eczema since the heating went on. Not too bad, but obviously irritating.

I say to Mum "Increase the frequency of the diprobase to three times a day."

Little one pipes up, very loudly: "Oh Doctor Brown, I HATE diprobase!"

"Why's that then?"

She of course goes bright red and looks at her feet.

"S'itchy on my back mumblemumblemumble"

"Want to try a different cream?"

"Sss, plsss..."

"Ok, lets try something else than diprobase then."

Cue big grin and another satisfied patient.

Her first steps into an independent relationship with her health.

Great job this, innit?


Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Awww. What a lovely story! Kiddos are the best, aren't they? (Got here through A Fortunate Man, I'll be back!)

Dr Andrew Brown said...

The Fortunate Man is always pleased to facilitate inter-blog communication. :-)

Charming cameo, Russell.

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Surgeon in my dreams said...

How precious!

A wonderful job you have there.