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cnd3
November 2nd, 2008, 2:06pm
UGH


Wed night my kids were fighting... my youngest daughter slammed the door my son who is 10 accidentally stuck his finger hinge side in the door ... *shudders**

and my oldest when the door reopened saw the tip drop to the ground ...

so then I did it wrong ( even if I did it right they wouldnt have reattached the tip) I put the tip on ice ( didnt know your supposed to pick it up with gauze put it in a plastic bag then place it on ice... my bad..

went to the er.. they gave my 10 year old 2 doses of Dialadded ( spelled wrong) and a percocet.. Poor kid was sooo drugged out.

went to the specialist the next day and he was operated on on Halloween... the doctor didnt shorten his finger but brought up the nerves so he will still have feeling in it, kept the length as close to normal. and in the end it looks like a finger again instead of a chopped off tip of a finger.


What an ordeal... once the block wore off the poor kid was in pain... but each day seems to be getting better. we go back to the specialist on thursday

I am hoping to get some copies of the pics he took ... at least the before and after shot.. totally amazing and stressfull



So has this happened to anyone elses son/ daughter

mamafairal
November 2nd, 2008, 2:29pm
Nope but i bet that hurt.

Glad your son is gonna be ok.

lunarstar
November 2nd, 2008, 2:33pm
My brother lost the tip of his finger. It is a little shorter now but he is fine. He was playing video games within a couple of days. He even has a fingernail!!

Your poor baby, I hope he heels quickly!

quiltfisher
November 2nd, 2008, 2:42pm
My son hasn't lost his but I lost mine when I worked for Gilster-Mary Lee (factory job). Didn't hurt until the factory nurse ran cold water on it. They cut mine down since it was shredded. Less feeling than my other fingers and a little finger nail but hey, I've still got the rest of the finger. Doesn't interfere too much with my work - do have a hard time reaching the number 6 on the keyboard though...

LISAD
November 2nd, 2008, 2:46pm
My husband had the tip of his finger smashed off about 10 years ago,now his finger is a little shorter and his fingernail grows over his finger,doesn't seem to bother him though.Best wishes to your son!

rocksea_lady
November 2nd, 2008, 2:50pm
I sliced the very tip of my finger off on a mandolin slicer. I had decided to make eggplant parm. during a huge snowstorm. I couldn't stop the bleeding and after about 3 hours went out and dug my car out (the cold actually slowed the bleeding but it still got all over my coat). I spent 2 hours in the emergency room to stop the bleeding and dress the wound (no stitches) and then had to go back the next day because the dressing was totally stuck to the wound. I *only* cut off about 1/8" but it was enough to effect feeling and I have a faint white line.

I hope your son feels better soon!! Maybe the kids will learn to get along better.....?

tullfan
November 2nd, 2008, 2:51pm
The poor kid! Hope he heals fast. I think I would have fainted, I am not good with emergencies.
Bet they won't fight for awhile, LOL.

saphyress
November 2nd, 2008, 2:54pm
My dad had that happen actually, when he was in his 20s. Wasnt very noticable at all.

jamiechic
November 2nd, 2008, 2:55pm
Ouch! My fingers curled up just reading this.

A coworker's husband lost the tip of a finger in a freak wood splitter accident. They had to shorten his.

chuck82380
November 2nd, 2008, 3:02pm
I lost the tip of my ring finger when i was 8yrs old on a bike. I still have a nail but it grows very thick and curved. The finger is about the same size as my pinkie finger.

jas11563
November 2nd, 2008, 3:30pm
My Mom did, and like your son, in a door.

Her finger is about a quarter of an inch shorter than her other index finger and the nail grows a little off center, but other than that, no biggie.

Poor baby, just needs to get through the healing and then he'll be fine.

MonCherie
November 2nd, 2008, 5:49pm
Iyiyiyiyiyi.
I went through this with a friend's kid I was babysitting, along with my then toddler.
It was like one of those slow motion things that I saw was happening but couldn't yell fast enough.
Big sister was bossing little sister around, Little sister hand her fingers in the door frame- and BAM! big sister slammed the door. Little sister screamed her head off, and blood went everywhere. All the kids ran in different directions, mine went and hid under the bed.
Susie, little sister was screaming so hard, no sound was coming from her and I had to little slap her to get her to take a breath.
It topped off her pinky finger- long story made short, it grew completely back, new nail and all.
At the ER the doc asked if I picked up the piece of finger....so I call hubby that had been told HIS daughter got her arm CUT OFF! Talk about chinese telephone!
I asked him to look for the piece, he couldn't find it- doc asked if we have a dog, I said yes- he then said, well, forget looking, I am sure he ate it- bleah!
I hope your little one is ok!

hellamanic
November 2nd, 2008, 6:03pm
the thought of it makes me cringe. I hope it gets better quickly!! at least now he can hold it against his sister for the rest of her life ;) ;) or they'll laugh about it when they are about 40.

SweepingBeauty
November 2nd, 2008, 6:04pm
My brother lost 2 fingers on his right hand in a machine press in 1984, all the way down to the palm area. He lost the ring and middle finger.

They reattached the fingers, but they gangrened and they were removed.

The tips were never salvagable.

Ejo2004
November 2nd, 2008, 6:05pm
This happened to me when I used to work in a deli at a grocery store. I was slicing some roast beef for a customer and there was only a small piece of meat left. The meat started flipping on the slicer and I tried to stop it and my finger just went right with the meat and sliced off the end. I didn't realize how bad it was until I went to rinse it off and realized that a big part of my finger was gone! The manager took me to the emergency room. They asked if I had brought the rest of the finger in but I think the girl I was working with just cleaned everything and threw it away. It was very painful. Now my finger is just shorter and thinner but I can use it just fine. It does stick up when I relax my hand - I guess from having it in a straight bandage for so long and this was over 10 years ago.

After this happened my Dad used to call me at the deli and try to make up different voices and order a pound of Bloody fingers. lol. I really got harrassed for this from my crazy family.

Anyways, hope your son is doing ok. I know it is very painful but it will heal and he will be back to using his finger in no time.

keith67
November 2nd, 2008, 6:06pm
had a cousin that lost hers ouch but cant really tell unless you really know and you look at it.

luckydolphin
November 2nd, 2008, 6:07pm
Oh poor baby! I was cringing as reading this. I am glad he is okay.

azrosebud
April 15th, 2009, 2:46am
my daughter was at camp and had her thumb severed right about the joint - she was at summer camp - mountain biking - ended up having about 6 different surgeries - grafts, etc. it has no nail and lots of scarring but she can use it.

sparkleygem
April 15th, 2009, 3:07am
I sliced the very tip of my finger off on a mandolin slicer. I had decided to make eggplant parm. during a huge snowstorm. I couldn't stop the bleeding and after about 3 hours went out and dug my car out (the cold actually slowed the bleeding but it still got all over my coat). I spent 2 hours in the emergency room to stop the bleeding and dress the wound (no stitches) and then had to go back the next day because the dressing was totally stuck to the wound. I *only* cut off about 1/8" but it was enough to effect feeling and I have a faint white line.

I hope your son feels better soon!! Maybe the kids will learn to get along better.....?

OW! I HATE those mandolin slicers! I had one for a few weeks and threw it in the trash. I almost cut my finger off everytime I used that stupid thing. And I could just imagine one of the kids cutting themselves messing with it or doing dishes. those things are way too dangerous. I'd much rather spend forever slicing with a knife than use one of those ever again.

meeeee
April 15th, 2009, 7:10am
the neighbor at our last house had chopped off the top of her fingers. She functions just fine. It was in a press so they couldn't put the tips back on. Two of them are down to the second knuckle.

nettester
April 15th, 2009, 4:35pm
Ouch! I get so anxious when my girls starting fighting and doors are pushing and slamming. So far, no major accidents though, thankfully. I did slam my DD's fingers in the car door by accident when she was 5. Fortunately, we were in the doctor's office parking lot, and we went right in with her screaming. But amazingly, nothing was broken. I just felt awful, though.

Ishy
April 15th, 2009, 4:48pm
Thinking back, he has had several problems since he was born, eyes bad, ears bad, aspergers, ruptured ear drums - three times now, his testicles strangled - emergency surgery, - I could go on..

but if you knew him today -- he is a big 15 year old - VERY HAPPY and smart and doing well...

Anyway, yes, when he was three a metal window closed shut on his finger and sliced the tip off. It was horrible.. terrible...

There was a nurse when we went home that said to me - aquaphor - its expensive but worth it...

We were told he would never have a finger nail again and it would be mangled.

Well I swear by that stuff because I can sit and stare all I want - I dont know which finger it was and I cant tell.

:)
Good luck - I hope all goes as well as it did for my child.

LaLaaLaaa
April 15th, 2009, 4:49pm
My friend lost half of his middle finger and the tip of his ring finger to one of those old push mowers. He put his hand in the way of the blade and his brother pushed the mower.... he was only 4. It makes me cringe to think about it. Now he can only flip people the bird with half a finger on that hand... and he laughs about it.

frogz60
April 15th, 2009, 4:52pm
My husband lost over half of his pointer finger when he was 2 yrs old. His sisters were chopping up paper in a reel type lawnmower turned the wrong way and he stuck his finger in it!!!!!!!!!! They tried to reattach it but it got gangrene and they had to remove it below the big knuckle. That was around 1962 so they could probably do better now if it happened to someone!

brwe
April 15th, 2009, 9:25pm
My brother lost his to a gas hedge clipper when he had his own lawn service. They tried reattaching it but it didn't take.

He lives out of state, so once when he visited when my granddaughters were little, he showed them his short finger, and had them searching the grass for the tip of it he claimed to have just lost.:frown7:

melonhed
April 15th, 2009, 9:33pm
One of our friends children had his finger in the hinge side of the door and his older brother slammed the door. It completely severed his pinkie. They reattached it and you can barely tell. Kids heal really well.

plazamama
April 15th, 2009, 9:38pm
there are lots of people around here with a finger missing, I think it's the poultry plants.

When i was a cashier and took money from people all day, it made me realize how lucky i am to have 10 well-formed manual digits.

As for the nerve part, that could take awhile to get the feeling back into the finger.
I did something stupid once, involving a Marie Callendar dinner with a gravy pouch. I sliced my middle finger top knuckle to the bone, did not go to the doctor. (No one at home to drive me, didn't want to drive myself because of huge loss of blood.)

I realized later I should have made a fuss and called an ambulance to go to the ER for stictches, took forever to heal shut. Took another 5+ years to get any feeling back. With professional care, it shouldn't take that long.

plazamama
April 15th, 2009, 9:40pm
My brother lost his to a gas hedge clipper when he had his own lawn service. They tried reattaching it but it didn't take.

He lives out of state, so once when he visited when my granddaughters were little, he showed them his short finger, and had them searching the grass for the tip of it he claimed to have just lost.:frown7:


HAHA

sounds like some of my jokester great-uncles

Tonysopranogirl
April 15th, 2009, 9:58pm
Always feared this to no end. Ask my kids want Mom to freak out then slam a door. It is enough to make me go ape shi@. I am always yelling someone is going to lose a finger.
Hope everything turns out fine. I say you should get a great big stiff drink.

sparkleygem
April 15th, 2009, 10:29pm
Always feared this to no end. Ask my kids want Mom to freak out then slam a door. It is enough to make me go ape shi@. I am always yelling someone is going to lose a finger.
Hope everything turns out fine. I say you should get a great big stiff drink.

This is why we don't use any glass dishes around here. We used to have some glasses, but they've almost all been broken. On the rare occasion that someone does pull a glass out, you can bet it will likely be broken. Pretty much anything glass around here eventually breaks. I try not to buy anything glass anymore. Too bad I can put in plastic windows or something. I think I need to buy some of those metal mirrors they have in the jails. :joker:

Brandiweiser
April 15th, 2009, 10:33pm
I am so sorry to hear this happened to your son. I'm sure it was extremely painful.

My very first memory is when I was three years old. My family and I were eating dinner and I got up from the table and went in the kitchen. I remember looking at my family from the kitchen and walked over to the empty can of cream corn sitting on the counter and put my finger in it to get another taste. Mother had pushed the lid down in the can and when i pulled my finger out the end was cut off. I don't remember putting my finger in it or pulling it out though.

I do remember mother putting the tip of my finger in tissue and the family driving to the hospital. Then I remember sitting with my father and a doctor and it was dark outside and it must have been after they stiched my finger. They could only reattach skin over the end. My brothers were jealous because daddy bought me a big pop and not them! My mother was worried later because half my finger turned black. The doctor told her it was healing wonderfully.

I always thought it was pretty cool having a finger that was different from everyone elses. And I still love cream corn.

I hope your son has a speedy recovery.

tupik3702
April 15th, 2009, 11:13pm
He got just a little to close to the blade and it cut of the extreme tip of his finger. It grew back. I've saw the whole thing happen and haven't been able to eat carrot salad since that time.

My DH was cutting a piece of wood repairing a roof on the third floor. He cut off the extreme side tip of his finger and it grew back. Can't even tell anything happened.

So, You son has a Good chance that it will grow out normally especially since he's 10 and not finished his growing years.

Tell him of my stories and hopefully it'll make him feel better.

Good Luck to you and yours!:grouphug:

Silver Spring
April 15th, 2009, 11:42pm
When I was about 10 I accidentally squished my 2yr old neighbor's finger in the door. We brought the piece to his mom and she took him to the doctor but they didn't sew it back on. They said if he was a girl they would have. He's 20-something now and still has a funky looking fingernail but nothing you'd notice unless you were his wife or someone.

LastLaugh
April 15th, 2009, 11:51pm
So has this happened to anyone elses son/ daughter
The exact same happened to me when I was a kid and it was done by my sister accidentally. In my case it was sewn back on and it's just slightly shorter than the finger on my other hand.

lvanhook
April 16th, 2009, 12:37am
No. But my Mom did, her left index finger down to the first knuckle. She was helping my stepdad work on the car and when he started the engine the fanbelt got her.....:frown2:

plazamama
April 16th, 2009, 1:05am
I am so sorry to hear this happened to your son. I'm sure it was extremely painful.

My very first memory is when I was three years old. My family and I were eating dinner and I got up from the table and went in the kitchen. I remember looking at my family from the kitchen and walked over to the empty can of cream corn sitting on the counter and put my finger in it to get another taste. Mother had pushed the lid down in the can and when i pulled my finger out the end was cut off. I don't remember putting my finger in it or pulling it out though.

I do remember mother putting the tip of my finger in tissue and the family driving to the hospital. Then I remember sitting with my father and a doctor and it was dark outside and it must have been after they stiched my finger. They could only reattach skin over the end. My brothers were jealous because daddy bought me a big pop and not them! My mother was worried later because half my finger turned black. The doctor told her it was healing wonderfully.

I always thought it was pretty cool having a finger that was different from everyone elses. And I still love cream corn.

I hope your son has a speedy recovery.


I had forgotten that til i read your story, but my younger boy stuck his finger in a can like that when he was a toddler. I can't remember the details, just that he got it out of the trash can. next thing i know, he's crying and waving his hand up and down with the can attached, and blood spraying. He had a really bad cut on his finger, and I never openeda can that way again, to this day, 30+ years later, I take the lid completely off. LOL.

mygoodcents
April 16th, 2009, 1:09am
When I was in 6th grade... a kid was playing around with the door and chopped his finger off.. it was awful.. I'll never forget it...

He was in shock just standing there .. the teacher said ha ha very funny... get to class.. and then realized it wasn't a joke and freaked! He ended up with half a finger :(


Oh and my grandpa cut his off with a chainsaw... again.. only half a finger left.. OUch!

PGRIFF
April 16th, 2009, 1:21am
my dad lost the tip of 2 fingers at a work accident years back and he had to have a skin graph.

crackercrumb
April 16th, 2009, 3:39pm
Ouch!


This thread reminds me of the woman who "found" a finger tip in her Chili at Wendy's.

brwe
April 16th, 2009, 4:01pm
HAHA

sounds like some of my jokester great-uncles

That's my bro:encore: