I just got out of the ER with my 2 year old. She broke a tart burner and cut her hand pretty bad on the broken glass. I couldn't get the bleeding to stop so I took her to the ER and they cleaned her up and did glue stitches.
First, she didn't cry, she didn't even seem to acknowledge it...and this is typical of her. I have NEVER seen her respond to pain. It is starting to make me nervous. In fact, I wouldn't have known right away if her sister hadn't yelled for me and said she was bleeding. She busted half her nail off several months ago pinching her finger in the door, and didn't cry then either. Falls...nothing. She will cry and yell and carry on if she is mad or sad...but never from pain. Maybe I watch too many television shows about strange diseases (yes, the "no pain" thing is one) but does anyone else have a child like this?!
Second, how do you bathe a child that young and not get the stitches wet? They said I wasn't supposed to submerge it. It is my first experience with glue stitches...could I wrap it with tape and gauze to protect it? or what do you do?
If the stitches are on her hand, put a bag over the hand and tape it closed and try not to submerge it.
My daughter has an unusually high pain tolerance. She had a UTI once. She didn't tell me about it until her urine was clumping out like rotten milk. I took her right to urgent care. They were gonna call CPS on me, because they said I neglected to bring her in while she say in agonizing pain. She told them that it didn't hurt and that she had just told me about it that day. It has happened with other injuries too.
Answer by dancinintherain at 11:07 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:07 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by bdflykisses at 11:08 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
you need to address this w/ your pediatrician right away. The pain thing sounds serious
Answer by Lynette at 11:10 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by meriana at 11:39 PM on Apr. 7, 2011
Answer by swmmra at 7:07 PM on Apr. 8, 2011
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