Monday, March 29, 2010

The boy is a hazard to himself sometimes!

Monkey had his tonsil surgery on Tuesday, and on Thursday he tore in half his big toenail! His throat was still so swollen and sore, he was hardly talking. All of a sudden I heard this horrible screeching scream and went running. He was trying to move the rocking chair in the playroom and it smooshed his toe. When he tried to pull his toe out, it tore his toenail. As you can see it's still attached, but torn almost halfway across. I think it's worse than if it had come off, because I don't know what's going to happen now. It can't just fall off, because it's only torn halfway across? I have a bad feeling that I am going to eventually have to try and clip it off as much as I can. This will take numerous adults holding him down for sure. His anxiety whenever I clean it and re-bandage it are through the roof!

My poor Monkey. It hurts me just looking at it! It's torn all the way from the bottom corner where the dried blood is pooled, to that little red mark right in the middle of the nail. Halfway! Ugh. :(

In lighter news, I took him to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D today. It was good! More importantly, it was nice to get out on a "date" with just he and I. Tomorrow he is finally going back to school. He's been out for a week, and there's no school next week for Spring Break. He'll be in flip flops though, because of his toe!


The VW's said...

OUCH!!! Poor guy! I hope there is no more pain in his near future! He's had his fill lately!

Lacey said...

Oh thats the worst pain ever! I think I would just bandage it and cut the nail as it gets longer and is not over skin. Less Trauma that way!

Becky said...

OUCH! That makes my stomach turn. Toenail problems are the worst!

Alicia said...

Yikes! I did that when I was about 14. The tissue under the whole nail slowly died, just like a regular cut, and the whole nail fell off about two weeks after it happened. I had already started growing the new nail underneath so it healed pretty quickly after that.

I hope Monkey's toe heals quickly, poor guy!