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DD injured foot - A&E?

(36 Posts)
NoCapes Sat 20-Aug-16 12:29:26

Really hoping you all say no A&E as I'm completely alone with 3DC until tomorrow afternoon

DS1 opened a door on DD's toes, she screamed for a while but is now calm
A lot of skin has come off, there's blood everywhere and she's lost 2 toe nails
Got her soaking it in water atm so I can assess the damage and it's looking like she might lose another nail, it's completely black

I don't know what to do
Help?

NoCapes Sat 20-Aug-16 12:32:21

Ps DD is 5, just in case it's relevant

GlitteryFluff Sat 20-Aug-16 12:35:48

I'd go get it checked out. Sorry. Children's a&e is usually great. Seen super fast and there's usually toys and telly for younger DC.
Sounds awful.

P1nkP0ppy Sat 20-Aug-16 12:37:39

Ouch, that's very painful as I know from experience.
She really needs to be seen in A+E op and have it properly dressed.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Sat 20-Aug-16 12:40:16

I'd go to a minor injuries unit as opposed to A&E, they can x ray and everything there if they think she needs it. Much quicker too than going to the main hospital, so even though ours is 30 mins away, I am there and back before I imagine I'd even be seen in A&E

NoCapes Sat 20-Aug-16 12:49:38

We don't have a minor injuries, it's A&E or nothing

She's refusing to bring it out of the water atm
I'm just making bottles and packing the babies bag

Why do these things never happen when I have back up?

passthewineplz Sat 20-Aug-16 12:52:48

I'd take her to a&e to get it looked at properly.

My DD trapped her little finger in the door last year, it needed stitches and the nail sewing back on. She also had to have a course of antibiotics to help stop any infection. Luckily no bones were broken, and it healed perfectly. I was worried as it looked pretty grim, especially when the dr was seeing the nail back on! 😷

INeedNewShoes Sat 20-Aug-16 12:55:06

Quite apart from anything I would have thought it will need dressing really well because of the risk of infection (children aren't as good at avoiding wounds getting dirty as adults).

This made me go ouch! (and sharp sucking in of breath). Your poor DD. I do think best to get it looked at though as it must have been quite an impact to take the nails off.

Coconutty Sat 20-Aug-16 12:56:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsJayy Sat 20-Aug-16 12:56:54

Your poor Dd yes these things always happen when there is nobody around to help out hope its just minor and heals quickly

MrsJayy Sat 20-Aug-16 12:58:26

Yes my stomach went a bit queasy when i was reading sounds painful

WellErrr Sat 20-Aug-16 12:58:40

Ouch!!

Hope she's feeling better soon. And hope you get seen quickly!

LyndaNotLinda Sat 20-Aug-16 13:09:44

Ouch! Yes, I'm quite mean but I would take her to A&E

Have you got electronic devices you can take with you? Or a friend who could look after the other two? Even if I only knew someone vaguely, I'd be happy to look after their kids for a couple of hours while they took one to A&E

summertimeandtheweatheris Sat 20-Aug-16 13:21:09

Yes - I would as they will clean & dress it, if it was a week day the practice nurse may have been able to look at it first and advice, but these things never seem to happen 9-5 Mon-Fri!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 20-Aug-16 13:23:57

Oh lord me too Mrs jay-!!

Yes take her.

TyrionLannistersShadow Sat 20-Aug-16 13:25:01

Yes take her to A and E , the very same thing happened to my dd and it turned out she had a fractured toe (we would never have known without the x-ray because she was running around on it). Once the toenail lifts or is damaged you're very likely to get an infection too, or so we were told by the doctor.

Sofabitch Sat 20-Aug-16 13:26:32

Minor injuries would be more approprite

MrsJayy Sat 20-Aug-16 13:30:00

No minor injuries where the op is sofa

Sofabitch Sat 20-Aug-16 13:33:34

That sucks. They are usually much quicker.

MrsJayy Sat 20-Aug-16 13:35:41

Yeah they are usually quicker I assumed everywhere would have a minor injuries

McBassyPants Sat 20-Aug-16 13:35:44

Ouch! Poor little thing. Definitely need a proper clean +/- decent dressing to prevent infection (I'd probably use an iodine dressing on em).

Let us know how you get on x

NoCapes Sat 20-Aug-16 13:37:32

We're here, just waiting to be triaged
It's not too busy so hopefully won't be long
Especially as DD has now started throwing up too
Poor little thing sad

I'll update when I can

Namechangenurseryconcerns Sat 20-Aug-16 13:39:59

Ah-poor thing. Hope they can sort it quickly. Dd did similar to herself but not as bad-no blood so no sympathy (blush) but her toenail came off a week or so later!

PitchFork Sat 20-Aug-16 13:45:10

oh no,
thowing up can be a stress/pain reaction.
hope you get seen soon and pain relief can be given.

blueskyinmarch Sat 20-Aug-16 13:49:31

Ouch that sounds nasty. Hope they get it bandaged up and it heals soon.

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