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#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.






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