I wish I could say he was doing something adventurous and exciting, but really he just was running up the stairs, slipped, and landed on it wrong. Richard and I were gone to our niece Brittney's wedding and Grandma Jeanne was keeping an eye on the kids. She heard and saw him do it and got the frozen veggies to put on it and he did not complain about it until I got home around 8:00pm which then was too late to take him anywhere. We wrapped it and said we'd go tomorrow. That was until he woke up with the stomach flu that had been ravaging our family that week. We tried to go anyway, but poor Dallin kept "losing his lunch" in the car and he just wanted to go home. By the time he was better he didn't complain too much about his hand and the swelling had gone down, so I chalked it up to a sprain, until I noticed he couldn't grip things with it. So off to the Dr's we went.......
........and this is where the tirade begins.
I am not a fan of "Universal Health care". After living in Canada, and experiencing their Socialized medicine, I can live without it! Thank You very much! (Side Note: Most of my Canadian friends could live without it too & wonder why America is so anxious to jump into it). It is NOT efficient, quality care, and it is definitely NOT free.
Now, I am not saying that our health care system is perfect either. There are definitely some pretty big kinks to work out. Part of those kinks are constructed by the wonderful litigious society we live in. WE SUE OVER EVERYTHING! Do you know that in Canada, if people are traveling to the states, the insurance company requires them to have special insurance? Just in case, they get sued. We, the American citizen are viewed as "sue happy, warmongers", as the nice little Canadian grandma told me, not so nicely, in the check out line one day.
(Dallin with Todd Seamons, our PA, that we absolutely love.)
So, I figure one of the kinks in our system is that our Dr.'s are afraid of getting sued to death! (And from having a brother who is a Dr, I know that their malpractice insurance is outrageous). Thus they are trying to cover their butts, all the while, making their "loin cloths" out of our cash.
The Finished Product.