Jump to content

6 hours in hospital
now have to see plastic surgeon


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 Leah Maree

Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

silly me sliced off the entire pad of my finger at midnight opening a can. blood everywhere. still bleeding now but no where near as bad. have to see a plastic surgeon this afternoon. finger is gruesome looking.

home from hospital to get some sleep then off to another hospital this afternoon, finger is bandaged, looks like something out of a cartoon.

took 4 needles to numb my finger, and a tetnus shot (which didn't hurt nearly as bad as i had been told)

but hey, at least i get out of doing the dishes for a while!!

#2 autumn sun

Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

oh ouch, that does not sound fun. Hope it all goes well this afternoon.

The things people do to get out of doing the dishes!!

#3 FeralSis

Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Oh that sounds awful! No more midnight snacks hey?

You have my sympathy.

I can relate somewhat as I sliced through an artery and severed a nerve and required surgery on my 'rude' finger...

Looking after a toddler and changing nappies was a challenge in the following weeks shall we say.

#4 Honeymummy

Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:56 AM

Oh sounds aweful!! Any pictures?

#5 morgansacre

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE (Honeymummy @ 23/04/2012, 08:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh sounds aweful!! Any pictures?


Gruesome much roll2.gif

I agree ouch....DH was using a circular saw that is upside down on a bench, I think its called a bench saw, anyway he's feeding wood through it, I heard a scream, I ran out and he's bending over in pain and blood everywhere. I had to almost pry the rag off his hand....he reminded me of the kids when they hurt themselves. Anyway he too sliced the top of the pad, luckily it didn't need stitches, and wasn't as bad as it looked. He know uses the safety feeder when sawing rolleyes.gif he could have thought of that before.

Lynn

#6 Therese

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

Ouch. That sounds so painful.

I hope your appointment with the surgeon goes well today.

#7 overthehill

Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:58 AM

Ouch.  Poor you sad.gif

#8 Leah Maree

Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE (Honeymummy @ 23/04/2012, 08:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh sounds aweful!! Any pictures?


lmao yes, but probably shouldn't post them in here haha.

nothing plastic surgeon can do to save it, it's dead. so he told me if i want to roba  bank to only use that one finger lol

in agony now.

#9 ali27

Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:19 PM

Poor you OP. Hope the pain subsides soon and that you get the use of your finger back soon. try to rest up if you can!

#10 Shellby

Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

My youngest did this last year (his brother dared him to put it in one of those stick blenders  wacko.gif ). I'm surprised they didn't get the surgeon to stitch it back on right away as you only have a short time to try and put it back, something like 6 hours maximum - they put Ben's back on within an hour of it happening, at first it looked like it took but sadly 3 days later it started dying. I would be upset at the hospital for not trying to save it at all.

It took well over 6 weeks for Ben's finger to finally heal over. He has been told he is lucky he is still so young that his padding should grow back and he may get his finger print back as well. So far the swirls are coming back, and its looking a little better - just a little deformed without that extra padding.

Good luck, but treat it carefully, you don't want to get an infection - we even kept Ben home from school until it had at least healed a layer of skin over it to save him from infection in the playground/getting it dirty and wet.

As for pain, within 48 hours Ben was fine pain wise - only time it hurt was dressing changes every 3 days and then once done no pain.




#11 Leah Maree

Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

doctor didn't stitch it or glue it, said it was too thin for stitching, and too curled up and half dead to glue?? just pushed it back down as best he could and wrapped it really tightly. have to leave the bandage on for 2 days, then go to my local GP to get it checked and redressed if needed

on antibiotics incase of infection.

weird thing is,the base and knuckle of my finger hurts more then the pad of the finger which is where i actually cut.

#12 Shellby

Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Doesn't sound to deep which is good, quick healing - Ben had a good chunk off, no way it could roll - I had to take it in a plastic bag with us to the hospital.

The funny part was I turned up (7am on a Saturday morning, so really noone there) with Ben who wasn't crying and had a towel around his finger and hand and no nurse so I asked the lady on the front desk if she could get the triage nurse, she looks at Ben and just tells me to sit the nurse will be soon. I explain my son has cut his finger quite bad. Again she looks at Ben thinks to herself I'm just a overreacting mother as he is calmy standing there not crying and tells me its okay the nurse won't be long. I then hold up my little plastic bag and tell her this is part of his finger he cut off - well her eyes nearly popped out of her head, she looks at Ben shocked he is just standing there asking me when he will see a doctor and runs to get the nurse - bet she pays a bit more attention when someone tells her to please get the nurse as its important.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The day my daughter almost drowned

We had six adults standing there, so I felt like I could relax a bit. After all, what could go wrong with so much supervision?

Sydney siege survivor names baby after victim Katrina Dawson

A Sydney barrister who survived the Lindt cafe siege has named her newborn daughter after her best friend who died in the tragedy.

Banishing bloat

How to avoid a bloated tummy

Here are some foods to eat in order to escape feeling ghastly and gassy.

The great new picture book for anxious kids

My son is a worrier by nature. I learnt long ago that it was completely pointless to say to him "Don't worry about it!".

Budget stripped more than $15b from families

The combined impact of the two budgets for low and middle income people was "devastating", new analysis by the Australian Council of Social Service shows.

Pregnant women urged to get flu shots

As the winter chill starts to arrive, NSW Health is urging pregnant women to get their flu shots.

65-year-old gives birth to quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets.

What you need to know about pregnancy and health insurance

It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

Yummy mummy

Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.

Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal

He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.

The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'

They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

Woman shares photo of dimple on breast to warn others of cancer risk

A widely-shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle breast cancer symptom.

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

"I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

It's official: we must better protect our kids from toxic lead exposure

New guidelines have been released, aimed at reducing children's harmful exposure to lead. But they still don't go far enough.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

We did sigh with joy at the arrival of a royal princess - but, mostly, we sighed with pity at the sight of Prince George being taken to meet her.

Farewell, daytime nap

I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.

The identical triplets who are one in 50 million

The father of identical triplets born in a Texas hospital says his three daughters, including conjoined twins, are "a miracle" sent by God.

Seven questions you should be asking about your health cover

If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

How to use gas effectively in labour

Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.

'He has gastro but that's okay, right?': sick kid etiquette

We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.

10 things to consider when you're thinking about trying for a baby

Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.

How special surgery and IVF can create a post-vasectomy baby

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.

Belle Gibson's mother 'disgusted and embarrassed'

The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

I'm a mum and I'm following my dreams

I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.

Those first daycare days

I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.

'If one person had listened, my life would have been so different'

Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.

This new plan undermines breastfeeding and baby health at everyone's expense

Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.

Couple to celebrate terminally ill baby's birthday in unique way

Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.

Life On Mars

It's men who need 'retraining', not women

We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.

Baby Gammy's dad tries to claim charity money

The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.

Where are the childcare places?

It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?

The pain of not having babies and not knowing why

After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.

Getting your family finances in order

Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.

Mum shares graphic selfie to warn against tanning

A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.

Does parenthood make us happier?

We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.

No, having a dog is not like having a human child

It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

 

Top baby names

Baby Names

The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.