They took x-rays and discovered that his finger isn't broken, but it is dislocated. The doctor and his physician assistant tried to pop it back into place with no luck.
They decided to transfer us to the main hospital (we were at a stand alone er) where the orthopedist is located. We get to the main hospital er and my son is given 2 doses of a sedative and the er doctor there tells me that the orthopedist told her to try to pop his finger back in place one more time and if it didn't work, then call him. It didn't work. The orthopedist came and he said there must be ligaments or tendons in the way that's keeping the bone from going back into place. Therefore he had to perform emergency surgery on my son to fix everything.
My son is fine and doing well but I'm upset that he had to go through any of that. My son is 5 years old. I found out that the kid that kicked my son in the hand is 10 years old. I thought he was a new day care kid that I just hadn't met. But as my kids described him I realized that he is a neighborhood kid that plays with my babysitter's 8 year old.
The kids were upstairs when this happened and she didn't know. She only found out because my son was crying and my daughter went and told her what happened? Would you be upset about this? Who would you hold responsible? Something that should have been a quick fix became super expensive really fast.
I apologize for this being so long. I'm just looking for some insight and venting.