Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Kyle's finger

Okay, one week after the incident, we are at the surgeon's office to get Kyle's finger checked. If you haven't heard, his finder was shut in a door at school last Thursday. A trip to the ER ended with a trip to the OR for emergency surgery to place a pin for a broken bone, and sew the end of his finger back on. Here is what it looks like put back together and a week later. His finger nail is just placed back over stitches for extra protection, it came off completely. I think it is just held on there with dried blood right now.

He is amazing. Only cried when it happened. He really has not been complaining. Even during the ER wait of 6 hours, 2 of which without any pain meds (they numbed his finger). He lets me know it hurts or is bothering him, but not in a complaining way. It's now all wrapped up and in a partial cast for a few more weeks. The pin and stitches will come out in three weeks, and he might get a smaller cast then.

You can see the pin sticking out of the top of his finger.

It's hard to tell, but the stitches go almost all the way around his finger under where the nail is laying.

Here he is all wrapped up. My poor baby!

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