After hours in urgent care, because urgency has a different meaning in California.... -.- ... we finally see a doc. I look at my baby's finger and instead of a bruise, you see the above picture. It turns out that when she smashed her finger, she began to bleed inside her finger. The blood had nowhere to go so it was pooling up in her finger, causing it to look black and slowly increasing the pressure inside her finger, causing discomfort and pain. The doc explained that we will need to drain out the blood by making an incision on her finger.
My daughter didn't like that plan all too much. She's not a fan of seeing blood and instantly associates blood with pain. I told her what they were going to do and assured her that all would be ok. After telling her that it wouldn't hurt and that she would feel nothing but a sting, she lied down on the bed and braced herself. The doc used this super hot needle/pen thing to burn a hole in her nail. He lightly tapped the nail until he got under the nail and blood began to drip. I assume that the doc realized that the blood was not pooling under her nail but on the side of her finger so he grabbed a needle and poked a small hole on the side of the finger. Bingo. Blood oozed out of the finger. All the while, my daughter kept cool and collected. The doc then applied a little pressure to get the blood out of the finger and prescribed some antibiotics, just in case. No complications, no nothing. Just soak it in warm water and watch out for any discomfort or pain. As long as there's no pain, there's no problem.
|What? We're done already?|