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To think running over my sons foot with a car should have hurt more then this?

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notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 09:41:25

I feel terrible before you startsad my 10 year old son was rushing to get into the car. I thought he was in, he wasn't and I ran over his foot! He cried for about 10mins then said he was fine. U was ready to take him to a&e but he said he wanted to go to school. My husband is a first aider, checked him out and said ' he's fine, I've had my foot run over loads of times!' Is it possible that he's actually inherited feet made from steel?!hmm

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 22-Nov-13 09:45:13

I had my foot run over when I was 8. By a bloody huge landrover. I was fine! Hurt for a while. Dont feel bad, accidents happen.

If you are worried then get him checked out, but your husband seems to know what hes talking about. smile

KissesBreakingWave Fri 22-Nov-13 10:05:49

It's a bit of a head-breaker, but it's actually really unlikely to have done any damage. The point of tyres is that they spread the weight of a car. Spreading weight, of course, reduces pressure (pressure is force per unit are, and weight exerts force.) If your car was a tracked vehicle it'd have hurt even less as tracks spread the weight even further. I've seen a five-tonne digger track over mud that I went crotch-deep in.

Deadhamsterssmell Fri 22-Nov-13 10:10:08

When I first read your title I thought you wanted it to hurt him! shock

I've had my foot run over by a car and it hurt for a while and then was fine. I think that if any damage has been done it will continue to hurt and you'll know about it.

You'll never live it down though. ''Do you remember when you ran over me with the car Mum?'' Or is it just my children that like to guilt trip?

ImHonkingOrSomething Fri 22-Nov-13 10:32:52

Don't know how he never broke any bones confused,I was hit by a car when I was 16 and I broke my foot and had my shoes ripped open and a chunk out my foot!
I suspect it was somewhere around the wheel my foot got caught.

If he is able to walk fine then I'm sure he is..

FriskyHenderson Fri 22-Nov-13 10:35:32

Perhaps he was desperate to get to school so he could tell everyone you ran him over grin He's going to dine out on this for weeks.

Deadhamsterssmell Fri 22-Nov-13 11:02:45

I think the most shocking thing is that he wanted to go to school rather than a&e! Mine would do anything, including getting run over, for a day off school.

sashh Fri 22-Nov-13 11:55:40

I had a foot run over by a bemo in Bali. I was wearing saddles and other than a bit of shock I was fine.

notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 12:02:13

I know he's going to milk it for years! I don't think I'll ever be able to tell him off again.
I was amazed but you ladies make it sound quite commonshock

notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 12:03:33

I'm going to have to get him a special dinner & extra pocket money aren't I?
He was so good about it, I was in bits.

Oreocrumbs Fri 22-Nov-13 12:07:53

I'm another one who has had my foot ran over and it was fine. It was by a bloody big truck too! I was about 11/12 and did go to a&e as the wing mirror cut my mouth quite badly, they looked at my foot too but that was fine.

I don't really remember it hurting much at all. My mouth did though. That I can remember!

flowers for your shock though, I bet you are in a worse state than him.

JessieMcJessie Fri 22-Nov-13 12:14:48

What in God's name is a bemo?

5Foot5 Fri 22-Nov-13 13:15:19

I had a trailer park on my foot once. While it was there it hurt like mad and obviously I couldn't move and was pinned to the ground. All of which was a bit scary though I was trying to be very British and not make a fuss because I was face to face with 4yo DD at the time and didn't want to upset her.(She was on said trailer in fancy dress and I had just nipped to the side of the trailer while it stopped to straighten her costume but put my foot in front of the wheel - trailer inched forward a bit and there I was trapped - durr!)

For the few seconds it was on my foot I was imagining having to be taken to casualty, have a cast on my foot etc.

Then it moved off and after a short while I realised I was absolutely fine. I don't think I even had a bruise.

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Fri 22-Nov-13 13:18:12

kissing is right - the tyres spread the load and (if not well inflated, are also resting on the ground as well as the foot. Provided the foot is flat to the floor (i.e. no heels on or curled up toes), a car tyre will roll right over and is unlikely to cause massive injury.

isme10 Fri 22-Nov-13 13:51:09

From someone who has done something similar to a friend I can assure you that YOU hurt far more than the foot that got run over.

I felt guilty and terrible for days and they had forgotten about it less than half an hour after it had happened.

isme10 Fri 22-Nov-13 13:53:19

From someone who has done something similar to a friend I can assure you that YOU hurt far more than the foot that got run over.

I felt guilty and terrible for days and they had forgotten about it less than half an hour after it had happened.

Beastofburden Fri 22-Nov-13 14:17:13

He he welcome to the Bad Mothers club...

JohnSnowsTie Fri 22-Nov-13 14:56:55

My DF ran me over with our caravan when I was 7. grin

We'd arrived at campsite, I got out and ran alongside car as he was heading for our plot. I slowed down, he didn't and whack went the caravan into my back. Down I went, and the tyre of the van proceeded to run my foot over. I remember having a massive bruise on my big toe, which I was quite proud of.

Don't worry OP, I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw this thread!

notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 15:30:33

5foot5 that is crazy! I don't know how I would have reacted. Just reminds you how amazing the human body is.

notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 15:32:40

grin I'm surprised I didn't get a call from school, I was imagining all sorts! Thought I might even get a call from social services. I've calmed down now but wait for him to come out of school and milk it some morehmm

Percephone Fri 22-Nov-13 15:34:24

My mother reversed over our cat on the driveway one day. She was fine! grin

ormirian Fri 22-Nov-13 15:49:01

"When I first read your title I thought you wanted it to hurt him!" LOL! Yeah, little bugger, I even went back and did it a second time and I still didn't damage him grin

Tyres and shoes tend to prevent too much damage. Now try shutting your son's finger in the hinge side of the car door .... not that really does hurt!! blush

notnagging Fri 22-Nov-13 16:01:13

Well he's come out of school and said he's been fine. But he has KFC written on both hands so he must have been thinking about what treats he could get all day.hmm

Deadhamsterssmell Fri 22-Nov-13 16:20:36

grin You're in for an expensive weekend I think. I like the fact that he has it written on both hands just in case you don't notice it on one.

PeppermintBark Fri 22-Nov-13 16:26:00

Keep an eye on it, though: one of DD2's friends had this happen to her a few months ago. She ended up getting a stress fracture in the foot and had to wear a boot in order for it to heal.

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