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About squashed fingers that seem ok?

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Marthasmama Mon 15-Jun-09 15:50:56

DH has just collected ds from school in the car. DS was sat in his seat, seatbelt on, ready to go so DH shut the car door. Alas, at the same moment ds decided to stretch! Ds's hand was in the way of the door so rather than slam shut, it bounced off his fingers. By the time they got home ds had started to calm down but was a bit shivery. I gave him a small bar of chocolate in case he was a bit shocked. He now says his fingers feel fine and can wiggle them freely. They are a little bit puffy but nothing major, they are also a little bit grazed. DS has a phobia of doctors (which is going to difficult when he's older as he wants to be a doctor) and really doesn't want to go. Oh wise ladies of Mumsnet, what would you do? Take him anyway just to be sure or leave it, which is what ds wants? TIA

Marthasmama Mon 15-Jun-09 16:02:09

Oh meant to add, there is a walk in dr's very near us so getting an appointment wouldn't be a problem.

Marthasmama Mon 15-Jun-09 16:11:52

Bump bumpy bump bump.

Oh and DS is happily eating a sandwich and singing silly songs to me now......

bumpybecky Mon 15-Jun-09 16:13:54

how old is he?

I'd be tempted to leave it as he's not distressed and can wriggle them. See how he is in the morning.

Sidge Mon 15-Jun-09 16:14:53

If he is using his fingers normally and doesn't appear to be in pain with them I would leave it.

Children's fingers are remarkable resilient and seem to survive being squashed!

Get them looked at if they become VERY bruised, swollen, painful or if he won't let you touch them.

LadyPinkofPinkerton Mon 15-Jun-09 16:16:07

I would say leave it if he can move them. A similar thing happened to DS! recently. His fingers looke flattened. But a couple of hours later they were fine. If he can move them then he is probably ok

seeker Mon 15-Jun-09 16:16:40

If he's wiggling them and using them, they I would leave it. How's your DH? I hope he had some chocolate for the shock as well!

Marthasmama Mon 15-Jun-09 16:18:40

He is nearly 6 and is using them happily until I ask him how they are feeling. Then, of course, he starts being very careful with them. I am impressed with the apparent toughness of his fingers! Thank you ladies, I think we'll se how they are in the morning. DH can take off the hair shirt now. wink

seeker Mon 15-Jun-09 16:29:31

My ds pulled a heavy paperweight down on his hand when he was a crawling baby. it swelled up like a sausage. The dr said it was broken but just to leave it. Withing hours, ds had learned how to crawl without it touching the ground.

Marthasmama Mon 15-Jun-09 18:18:30

When DS was 9 months he broke his thumb at the MIL's. We have photos of him head to toe in blood laughing away and holding his thumb up! hmm

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 15-Jun-09 18:20:08

I'm a student radiographer and I don't think they would x-ray them unless he was not using them.

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