no Band-aid can fix this.....

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dad Blogs

This week, for wordless Wednesday, I decide to post a picture of my adorable son. You can check the out picture here, then come back, asking what happen? Then read on for the unbelievable story of how he ended up in his first cast, yea I said FIRST, meaning there was, and will be more.

before I get to that I want to play a video, for two reasons. One, I know you come here for a laugh, although the story really is not funny. Two, It's the main reason he's sporting that lovely colorful cast. After you stop laughing from the video, if you find it funny, ask yourself, "What could this video do, with causing a two year old, to need 2 surgeries, 2 cast, and more on the way?"

Here's the video.....

It was Christmas we went to my Wife's Aunts house. Her Aunt, also named Nancy, has everyone come over every Christmas. She's all alone, and her birthday falls close to the holiday. Needless to say, It's a big event, lots of people and a great time..... normally.

My son was playing with the other kids, when his ball rolled under a chair. It was a rocker slash recliner. While he was reaching the person in the chair moved unknowingly that he was reaching under it. We heard the scream and rushed over. My son when he gets hurts just likes to cuddle with mom, if anyone goes near him during this time, he just gets mad, and will scream, and cry more. Being where we were this was difficult.

When we picked him up, and looked at his finger there was no blood. We were relieved and thinking, it just pinched him. My wife sat down with him to calm him down. After shoeing off the crowd, I noticed the part of his nail that goes into the cuticle, was sitting on top. The chair must of hit the very tip of his finger, causing the other end of the nail to teeter out of the cuticle.

I didn't know what to do, and thought it would be best to take him to the ER.(big mistake) He stopped crying before we even got there. We did have fun playing, watching TV, talking to other patience, surprising a few we new, for about 5 hours. When the doctor finally saw us, he told us, the procedure says to put the nail back under the cuticle. I asked him if we left it off if a new one would just grow out. The was yes, but there's a slight chance the canal may start to close and then the nail would grow disfigured. Then he ask "do you really want to take that chance?" I replied "no", but I should of said yes and left.

They started the procedure, they gave him Novocain, and he begins to cry. My wife and I begin crying too. They place the nail on and then use a band-aid to hold the nail there. This band-aid didn't have a white pad on it, it was all sticky. It came off a roll like the tape they use to hold gauze pads on. He told us to leave it on for 2 1/2 weeks. Not to soak it but it can get wet after a few days. eventually the new nail will grow out and the tape would either come off on it's own or we could take it off.

That's not how it happen, the car ride he feel a sleep, but woke up screaming. Maybe the Novocain wearing off, or waking up with all that's happen, I wasn't sure. Being two he couldn't use his words very well, but he was pretty moody for a few days. We brought him to pediacare a few times concerned about his finger. The tip of finger where we could see looked purple, Thought to be bruise from the chair crushing his finger. Unfortunately it was lack of circulation.

The doctor rapped his finger to tight, didn't allow for swelling.
My sons next surgery Feb 19th, what color will his third cast be?


Karina January 28, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

Oh wait, how did it get from that point to the whole arm and 3 casts?

WeaselMomma January 29, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

First off, the end of the video made me laugh, hard.
Second, that poor little dude. I hope he heels well.

WhiteBullie January 31, 2010 at 5:17 AM  

@Karina- They put the cast on like at, so he can't slide his little arm out of it.

@weaselmomma- He is doing fine, still needs one more surgery, and hopefully that's it.

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