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think my son has injured his foot.he's too young to say

(7 Posts)
elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 18:13:11

ds has got bruising to his ankle. also has 3 red dots. they about the size of spots. but they are definately in connection to the bruising around his ankle bone.

he hasn't been complaining about it. he is forever falling off things (even simple things like sofa and kerbs)and causing a great fuss like he's dying then he's fine 2 seconds later.

he hasn't been wanting to walk for a couple of weeks now. keeps asking to get carried or put in pram. no idea how long he's had bruising on the ankle. to be honest it looks about 1-2 days at the most. so the walking thing could just be laziness.

should i take him to doctor to see if he's done something more serious? i was forever injuring myself when small. broken toes (8 times) twisted ankles. i could go around for up to a week without my mum noticing i had broke a toe. the bruising looks very similar to some of my when breaking toes and twisting ankles?

but when i ask him if it's sore i may aswell as him the square root of 7 million. i get yeah, but no, but yeah, but no

goingfor3 Mon 21-Jul-08 18:14:46

Take him to a&e for an x-ray to put your mind at rest. Good luck.

missingtheaction Mon 21-Jul-08 18:14:48

how old is he? do you have a walk-in or minor injuries clinic nearby?

butwhybutwhy Mon 21-Jul-08 18:15:04

Maybe jsut take him down to A&E.
Dr probably will send you there for an xray anyway.

How old is he?

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 18:25:11

he's 2.5 y o,

dh has just admitted he jammed it between the door and car seat yesterday when i went to a spa day and he was looking after them.

said he complained for ages in the car.

aparently completely forgot.


no walk in clinic. there's an out of hrs clinic i can make an appointment with thru nhs 24hrs. but i've no one to watch the baby while i take him.

since i wrote the first post and had a wee poke, he won't let me touch it. says its not sore. but having a hissy fit if i wanna touch it. also trying to jump off sofa onto a bean bag!!!#

cant be that bad. surely it can wait till morning.

or should i just leave it. surely if it was something more than just a bruise he would be complaining?

Klaw Mon 21-Jul-08 18:46:48

smile exDH's mum tells us the story of when her neighbour told her he was hobbling, she knew nothing of it as he never hobbled in front of her. When asked he said he'd dropped a 'stone' on it. Eventually they found out it was a paving stone!!! shock

Forget now if they took him to gp or whatever and by the time they found out there was not much they could do anyway...

Can you just take baby with you? Babies are good at sleeping through stuff, especially if they in car seat or pram

Arnica will help with his bruising and the pillules are really easy for them to take.

elmoandella Mon 21-Jul-08 19:45:00

the doctors surgery here is good. you call in the morning and they give you an appointment for that day. i'll give them a buzz first thing. he's already in bed.

i'm just wary as i knew as i was a kid i did some ridiculous stuff.

i stood on a nail once. never thought anything of it. played away all day. when i came home my mum said i was limping. when i took my welly off it was soaked in blood. i was histerical then.

but i'll wait till morning. pour wee soul had a splinter in his hand when he was in the bath (sticking hands thru fence to high five neighbours kid earlier)

had to pin him to the floor and get the tweezers out. i think thats enough of doctors and nurses for 1 day.

will definately take him in morning. just get them to check it out.

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