Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I love my job!

finger fx3
Originally uploaded by Toribear5.
The coaches called me over to this kid, he holds up his finger and says "is this bad?" Noticing the visible bone protruding through the skin, I immediately motioned for his parents to come down from the stands and take him to the ER.......but first I had to snap a pic :)


At 12:43 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

That is absolutely disgusting. Actually, I think it should have been put back into place first, no? I had a dislocated pinky finger once, but my friend snapped it back into place without me seeing it. That hurt.

At 1:49 PM , Blogger stuffle said...

I always assumed a compound fracture would bleed more...

I once sliced the tip of my finger off, and one time I put a knife through the palm of my hand. Both of those bled a lot, but didn't actually hurt that much until after they were stitched up.

I have never broken anything, though. That has to hurt.

At 2:23 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

If it was just dislocated, it probably could have just been popped back in, but that's freaking bone out there - that can't be good...


TT always shows me nasty pictures like this - she watches that trauma life in the ER crap, makes me sick! I always tell her I don't want to see it, and I'm the one they should come to if they want to sue someone, not pop something back into place. Nasty Tori...nasty.

At 4:49 PM , Blogger Tori said...

I couldn't put it back into place b/c it was fractured. If I had attempted, I could've injured the nerves and blood vessels in the area causing further damage.

I was also suprised there wasn't more bleeding. I just called his parents down, wrapped it in clean dressing, laid an ice pack under it and sent him on his merry way to the ER.

pappy will like this one once he gets back from vacation


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