Once upon a time ….
there was a happy little bear who spent his days playing in the forest with his friends. One day while he was rolling around he stood on a thorn. It went deep into his foot and it hurt. He went home and told his mother, but she was busy and didn’t pay attention to him. He continued on and began to limp a little, as his paw became more tender. He was in pain and he learnt to compensate for it. His paw got bigger from the infection and he stopped rolling around with his friends and became grumpier and grumpier as the infection affected him all over. As the years went on he became known as the grumpy old Bear and people avoided him.
One day as he was walking dragging his hurt leg through the forest he met a little bear who was crying, and he stopped and asked him what the matter was. The little bear had a thorn in his paw and he was in pain. The big bear knelt down and gently eased it out and the little bear went off happy. Later that evening he was in the pub with all the other elder bears and told him about the little bear. One of the elder bears said to him that’s what happened to you a long time ago. If you could go and have your wound treated it could change your life for you too. Doctor Bear could make a small incision and drain the infection bit by bit. It might hurt but you will feel so much better afterwards so the bear agreed reluctantly and the following summer he was able to roll around the grass with the all bear cubs.