‘I have had a re­ally bad day, mummy. The worst day of my life.’

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bit wor­ried/ner­vous.

And he wasn’t the only one, be­cause as I sat watch­ing him in the den­tist’s chair I no­ticed his hand was re­ally swelling up. So, im­me­di­ately af­ter the den­tal ap­point­ment I took him straight to the GP to get it checked out. An hour later we were in Ac­ci­dent and Emer­gency. Three hours later we came out with a lit­tle boy with his arm in plas­ter – he had bro­ken a bone in his hand.

De­spite the fact he was in quite a lot of pain his biggest worry, while in A&E, was whether he would get home in time to watch the Eng­land vs Al­ge­ria match. Un­for­tu­nately (or for­tu­nately, con­sid­er­ing the re­sult) we did not get home un­til af­ter 8pm, so he only man­aged to see the last half.

At first Sa­muel en­joyed all the at­ten­tion he was get­ting from wor­ried fam­ily and friends who came to see him and his hand, but af­ter a few hours the re­al­ity of the sit­u­a­tion be­gan to sink in. Not only could he not at­tend his swim­ming class on Satur­day morn­ing, he also couldn’t join the Deep­ing Rangers Soc­cer School he was so look­ing for­ward to, or at­tend his friend’s bouncy cas­tle party. And af­ter Fri­day’s foot­ball re­sult, I think the worst day of his life, might soon be­come the worst week/month.

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