"My autistic and anxious son"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Accident & Emergency Crosshouse Hospital Accident & Emergency KA2 0BE
Posted by weejac (as ),
My autistic teenage son suffers from extreme anxiety and had fallen off his bike at speed. He is unable to travel by car but managed after a few days to cycle to A&E for an X-ray.
Upon arrival his anxiety peaked and he was unable to enter the hospital. My husband went in and explained the situation and he was triaged outside where he felt more comfortable. The radiographer even came outside to talk to him and reassure him that the X-ray would be quick and that he could return outside as soon as possible if that was easier for him.
He began to panic when walking to the X-ray department but the radiographer chatted to him about computers, his favourite topic, and he was able to relax enough to be x-rayed.
We feel that the care received was excellent and that the staff went above and beyond for our son. Autism and anxiety are very challenging but the staff were so understanding and patient and it made all the difference. Please thank the staff for how wonderful they are.
Fortunately the chipped radius did not require a cast so my son was able to cycle home again.