I think my DS (3 year old) may have broken his little toe. He caught it under the front door as he was opening it - lot of pain/screaming. He has settled on the lounge now, but is refusing to walk. Toe is swollen and a little bruised. He is singing along with Thomas, and quite happy, as long as he doesn't stand up. I haven't given him any pain relief as yet.
Now, if it was more serious I would head straight to emergency, however, after his experience with pneumoccal septicemia a few months ago, he is terrified of doctors, hospitals etc. Having broken many toes myself (bloody horses!) I know the treatment is buddy-strapping and rest/elevation/ice etc. Not sure if I can even strap his toe - they are so tiny. (He won't let me ice it either).
So, is there anything special I should be aware of with a 3 year old toe? Anything they would do that indicates I should head up there now, rather than just watch him and see if he gets more uncomfortable?
I just really don't want to put him through the emotional trauma of x-rays, hospital etc, if they are just going to do what I'm doing at home anyway....
Edited by Ruffles, 12 November 2008 - 10:35 AM.