Saturday, November 14, 2009

Connor's First (and last) ER Visit

We had a bit of a scare this morning. For several hours, Connor was very fussy. Nothing seemed to settle him and he kept putting his hand in his mouth and biting. Because I knew he was teething, I asked Mr. Howard to get him some baby tylenol and we waited to see if that would help. When it didn't, I (don't ask me why) pulled off Connor's socks and saw that a little hair was wrapped around his toe, thereby cutting circulation off to his toe, making it slightly purple. Upon closer examination, he also had two blisters that had popped up on that same toe where the discoloration was.

We called an advice nurse (who thought I was crazy and said, "did YOU wrap the piece of hair around his foot?), she contacted the doctor, and it was decided we should go to emergency immediately. After the doctor got out a surgery scalpal and worked on the hair, we heard a snap and saw as he unwrapped the tiny hair off his toe, which instantly sent Connor into hysterics. An x-ray and second meeting with the doctor later, they sent us home to watch it because it may "cause auto-amputation." LOVELY!!

By the way, it is very common - it's called Hair Tourniquet Syndrome: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1348969-overview

3 comments:

courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How scary for you guys!! I was always worried about this happening to my kids. I hear it is also common for the boy it get it around their privates...so I really worried with my Connor. Hope it resolves with no further issues! Poor Howard family!!!

LittleDreamer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How's the little guy doing?

Katie Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

AWWW poor guy! I'm sooo glad he's doing better!

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