I spent yesterday evening in the ER - it's a long story involving my older son, a game of tag, and a snowy slippery slide - and I was reminded once again of how important it is to take advantage of those unusual opportunities to ask as many questions as possible. Not just about the patient, but about hospitals and emergency rooms in general. You never know when you're going to need that info for a book or short story.
And in the meantime: why do schools let the children play on equipment in the winter? WHY?
*My son is doing well, by the way. He had a concussion, but his vision has returned to normal, and he's got his appetite back. Phew!