Medical question... gray skin (stitches photo)

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  1. GipsyQueen

    GipsyQueen Active Member

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    Probably too late, but ER, or even better yet, hospitol!

    I had that in my thumb when I was 12 or so. They caught it early enough, but to this day I don't have feeling in the top joint of my thumb. This resulted in my pulling my thumb out of a locked car door and damaging even more. Not fun.
     
  2. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I'm so mad. His freaking step father ended up talking him out of going to the ER saying it looks like it could just be a bad bruise. That area of his skin wasn't hit by the hatchet at all and it really doesn't look like regular bruising to me and he said it doesn't hurt like a bruise would since he has absolutely no feeling there. There is definitely nerve damage for sure and the doctor had said he would probably have nerve damage, but there is just something so off about this that I really just want him to go in and not risk possibly losing his thumb.

    He's being so **** stubborn that I just ended up saying, "FINE! But if you lose your **** thumb don't you dare complain to me about it!"

    I'm so mad at his step dad right now too for not seeing the urgency in this
     
  3. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

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    Augh! That's scary and frustrating. Dumb stepdad. I wish Josh would just go in. Do you guys have insurance to cover the visit? If so, there really isn't an excuse.
     
  4. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    I urge you to urge him to reconsider. Insurance or no insurance, its not worth losing your thumb over.
     
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    Gypsydals New Member

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    Make him go. A bruise would have shown up before now. If hes not feeling anything in that area its a cause for major concern.
     
  6. MafiaPrincess

    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Fresh bruising isn't gray. He very well may lose his thumb. I'd go to the ER, insurance or not. Consulting his step dad for medical advice was a bone head move,.
     
  7. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Print out vanillas replies and show him.
     
  8. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    ...ER *is* the hospital. :p :lol-sign:

    Regardless, make him go! This is one of those times it's worth fighting for
     
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    Any update?
     
  10. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    If he's worried about the cost, try to find an urgent care center-they tend to be cheaper.

    Doesn't he work with his hands? Impress upon him what losing his thumb would do to his ability to work....

    Hoping for a good update....
     
  11. GipsyQueen

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    Not all the time. ;) When I messed up my thumb it was literally, only an emergancy room :p
     
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    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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  13. smkie

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    It looks some infected. Hyia's dog bite looked a whole lot like that before it cleared up a few days later. IT is still that raw ugly red. The dog really nailed her one, and clamped down.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    He hasn't mentioned being worried about the cost, but I'm pretty sure the thought has crossed his mind. I've already told him not to worry about the cost when its a medical emergency. He doesn't have insurance. I'm the only one with health insurance.

    He's an electrician and carpenter so he uses his hands a lot in his line of work. He's still being stubborn about going to the ER though. Ugh seriously why are men so darn stubborn sometimes???

    He has been icing his thumb a bit today and the swelling has gone down. His thumb is back to normal size but there is still that gray area. Still has no feeling in half his thumb. I told him that if it doesn't look considerably better by tomorrow morning then he needs to go to the ER asap. I just hope he listens to me.
     
  15. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Have him read this thread. There is some expert advice here.

    So Josh if you are reading this:
    QUIT BEING SUCH A MAN AND GO GET IT LOOKED AT!
     
  16. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I really hope he starts to take this seriously... I'd hate to see him lose his thumb just because he's being "a man". They SUCK when they're stubborn like this!!

    I'll still be thinking a lot about you guys until this is resolved!
     
  17. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    ACK! GO TO THE ER!!
    Josh, this isn't some pointless finger we are talking about (like that one next to the pinky..) this is your THUMB!
    IT"S WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS DUDE!!

    Lol get it checked out!!

    *vibes* keep us updated!
     

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