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comeoneileenn Fri 18-Sep-20 23:58:17

Just moved into our new house today and OH has just gone and fell down the stairs the ambulance has just taken him to hospital.

I've got a job interview tomorrow and everything is still in boxes.

How bad are broken ankles will he still be able to look after the kids while I go?

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NC4Now Fri 18-Sep-20 23:59:17

How old are the kids?

Susannahmoody Fri 18-Sep-20 23:59:36

Oh god that's awful

Is there anyone else?

Thisismytimetoshine Fri 18-Sep-20 23:59:47

He broke both ankles?

CasuallyMasculine Sat 19-Sep-20 00:00:07

Did the paramedics say he has broken both his ankles?

latheritup Sat 19-Sep-20 00:00:43

How bad is a broken ankle? Errr, it's a broken bone so very bad hmm

comeoneileenn Sat 19-Sep-20 00:02:06

DD is 2 and DS is 3 they said it's looks broken he's going for a x-ray now. And no just the one ankle.

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PointlessUsername Sat 19-Sep-20 00:02:48

Oh god poor DH

How old are DC?

latheritup Sat 19-Sep-20 00:03:41

Well he won't be able to walk and will be in a lot of pain. He could need surgery. He might need to stay in. You'll have to follow up with the doctor to be sure. Hope he is ok.

Susannahmoody Sat 19-Sep-20 00:03:59

Unless you've a sedative for the kids he's gonna need a hand with kids that age

Estrellente Sat 19-Sep-20 00:04:38

I think you need to make alternative arrangements for tomorrow, I’m sorry.

vdbfamily Sat 19-Sep-20 00:06:14

phone and explain and they might be able to interview you remotely

Augustbreeze Sat 19-Sep-20 00:10:35

Remote interview whilst looking after young kids isn't going to work. Unless a relative or friend can come and look after the kids you'll have to ask them very politely for a postponement.

What kind of job/sector is it? Bit unusual to interview on a Saturday.

He may need to go into theatre and you might need to pick him up tomorrow.

pickingdaisies Sat 19-Sep-20 00:12:08

No he won't be able to look after the kids. It could be while before he can put weight on it, it will be in a cast or a boot, he will probably need crutches. He will need looking after himself, never mind wrangling two toddlers!
Sorry OP, it's really not what you wanted to hear, I know.
Can anyone help out? If not, you will need to contact the company and explain.

PickAChew Sat 19-Sep-20 00:12:45

He's either going to be unavailable completely or off his tits on pain meds.

A Saturday interview is odd, mind.

FromDespairToHere Sat 19-Sep-20 00:18:49


He's either going to be unavailable completely or off his tits on pain meds.

A Saturday interview is odd, mind.

Not as odd as an ambulance for a broken ankle.

comeoneileenn Sat 19-Sep-20 00:20:27

It's a supermarket job, I have two kids that are in bed and he couldn't stand up how else would i get him to the hospital?

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MrsBeltane Sat 19-Sep-20 00:22:43

Nothing wrong with an ambulance for a broken ankle. How was he supposed to walk on it?

nancy75 Sat 19-Sep-20 00:23:29

DH broke his ankle, the day after he did it he could barely look after himself, no way he could have looked after 2 children

GetUpAgain Sat 19-Sep-20 00:23:37

Ouch! It all depends, but perfectly possible he could be able to manage for an hour or so assuming there is a room you can safely shut the three of them in. Good luck.

Thisismytimetoshine Sat 19-Sep-20 00:24:59

Not as odd as an ambulance for a broken ankle.
Of course it's not odd to travel by ambulance with a broken foot. Was op supposed to carry him to the car in a fireman's lift whilst holding both toddlers in the other hand?

Evilwasps Sat 19-Sep-20 00:26:49

I had to change all my working hours for weeks when H did the same and DS was 2. It was incredibly hard work as I had to do a lot for him too. There's no way you can expect him to safely look after two young children on his own. Could someone else babysit while you're away?

PickAChew Sat 19-Sep-20 00:27:09

Damn, you're right, @fromdespairtohere

Only the bus (off peak) would have been the acceptable mode of transport to A&E. Or he could have driven himself hmm

terrywynne Sat 19-Sep-20 00:33:35

Given the NHs advice for a broken leg:
Call 999 for an ambulance if the injury to the leg seems severe or you're not able to get to A&E quickly.

Calling an ambulance doesn't seem a problem...

Broken bones can need surgery or result in complications with circulation. They are not necessarily a straightforward injury that you can transport to hospital yourself, and can need quick medical attention in some cases.

OP, there is a good chance he won't be able to manage. I would try and find other help of you can.

Italiangreyhound Sat 19-Sep-20 00:34:40

Your poor DH, how awful.

Hope someone else can look after the kids.

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