Saturday, April 20, 2013

Injured Toddler Finger :-(


One of the worst has happened today :( my little Rainbow, being the rambunctious toddler that she is now, stuck her finger inside the stand fan... And I wasn't able to get to her on time. HUHUHUHUHU :'((((
But God is good because it didn't chop off her finger. But of course she got cut and it bled :( Funny thing was she didn't cry loudly and long. It was more like a whimper and a short cry and that was it. Anyway I can keep telling myself that but I still blame me :( This is one of the hard things about having a toddler but having no household help. I wish I was Alice Cullen so I can see the future, prevent it from happening, and also be able to run to Rain in the speed of light so I can protect her. (And of course I'd be pretty, flawless, and won't age)



I sort of panicked more when I discovered we ran out of hydrogen peroxide and iodine at home. All we had was alcohol and cotton (Bad Mommy!) So I just dabbed her finger with a cotton with a tiny bit of alcohol and covered it up with a band aid. The alcohol part was easy because she didn't cry. I was expecting her to cry because I knew it would sting a bit. But all I got was a whimper. I was the putting the band aid that was challenging. (Note: Later on I was told by the doctor that I should not put alcohol because the sting might really hurt for toddlers.)
Back to my story... Fortunately my sister who lives a few blocks away didn't have work so I asked her to accompany me to the nearest clinic because I just wanted to make sure her cut was dressed up properly and of course to make sure that everything was alright.
We went to this small hospital along C.Reymundo in Pasig. It was pretty decent. It was no TMC or St. Lukes but it looked clean. They checked Rain's cut and the ER doctor prescribed Mupirocin. He says this is a good ointment for cuts for the whole family. Then he asked me to be the one to buy it from the pharmacy beside the hospital. Okay fine. Good thing the pharmacy was just a few steps away.

We went back to the ER after buying the ointment and then they cleaned Rain's cut with hydrogen peroxide, iodine, and then added some of the Mupirocin. When the nurse finished applying the ointment (and Rain had already calmed down), the doctor asked me "May band aid po kayo?"...
(Up music: dramatic/suspense background music = TAN TAN TAAAAAAN.... )
Seriously?!?!?! A hospital that doesn't have band aid supply? Really?! I would have to be the one to provide that?! Yes I have a box of band aid but I left them at home since I knew we were going to the clinic and assumed they would be abundant with simple first aid kits! Sheeeeesh! (This would make a great Pinoy hospital drama series episode ala-Greys Anatomy. It'll star our own Dr. "McGwapo" (McDreamy) and not having band aids will be the gist of the episode.)
To be fair, they did have gauze and medical tape. I still insisted they dress up Rain's cut even with the gauze because I didn't want her to accidentally eat the ointment in case she puts her hand in her mouth. I spent P400 for the hospital's ER service. Excluding the ointment which was around P250. Hay life!


~The End~

Aside from sharing the crazy hospital experience, I just wanted to say to first time moms that accidents happen. Especially for toddlers. Try not to beat yourself too much. No matter how hard we try to protect them, you can never tell when an accident might happen. We're not superheroes, or Cullen Vampires. Just keep calm and focus on the remedy.
Toddler-hood is a crazy stage. Rain isn't even 2 years old yet! I'm bracing myself for the "Terrible Twos". I heard it's real? Lord help me! :-S
Always have first-aid kit!!! Bought this kit afterwards from Watsons for only P99
Taken this evening. She's fine and actively playing peek-a-boo with me :-)

14 comments:

  1. un hospital ba is ung therese? naloka ako na wala silang band aid. thank you Mommy Rina for the info kung saan nyo nabili un first aid kit.. I will try to buy one too. Get well and take care, Baby Rain! :)

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    1. Hi Istin! Ill message you about the hospital name hehehe :-) but yep true story! No band aid! Nakakaloka! :(

      Mura ng first aid kit no?:) sulit!!!

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  2. The best thing about little ones is, hindi sila madrama pag dating sa mga sakit at sugat...

    In a few minutes, nasa playing mood na sila..that's why you'll know something is really off pag matamlay at wala silang gana.. pag higa lang ng higa..

    but wait a few more years, and they'll know that drama is a powerful tool!

    I've had child patients who wanted to stand up and play a few hours after major surgery.

    Unlike most adults(including me) na akala mo end of the world na konting taas lang ng temperature..

    Now a question you may or may not answer ^_^ Sino mas mahirap alagaan at mas madrama pag may sakit, husband or child?

    I'm sure majority of wives have the same answer.

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    1. Hahaha! Both equally challenging! Hhahaha!:-)

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  3. It's not yuor fault, love. You're an incredible mom, but with our situation, it's impossible to have your eyes on her 24/7.

    Time to work our next project.. Baby Proofing!

    :)

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  4. Naku mommy Rain, dami pang moments like these in the future. :( My daughter is already 3 years and 11 months and we still have our fair share of these situations. We have a long way to go pa. :)

    And suddenly I feel guilty....

    *heading out to buy first aid kit from Watson's now....*

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    1. Hi Mommy Tin! That's true! We have a looong way to go! I'm terrified! Hahaha! But i'm up for the challenge :-) parang may choice ako eh no?:-) hahaha! Yes buy na first aid kit! Parang girl scouts lang ;-)

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  5. Same incident.. Two days ago na-stuck din ung finger ng baby girl ko... 1.6mos pa lang si baby. Daming dugo buti may iodine kami na nakahanda... Till ngaun pag-naaalala nya ung sugat nya, tinuturo nya ang electric fan. :)

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    1. Awww:( di pa nya ma-get over wawa naman! But adorable at the same time hehe:) Rain is the same age! Same din medyo madami yung dugo kaya ako nataranta. But not naman oozing. Eh eto parang keber. Minsan lumalapit parin sa fan :( di ata nagets hehe. Thats why I always have to keep an eye on her. Hope your baby girl is feeling better!:)

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  6. mommy rina, did she get tetanus shot? naipit son ko sa bike 2 years ago, nagpatetanus shot kami. buti hindi rin naputol daliri nya :(

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    1. Hi mommy Myleen! Hmmm... The doctor asked me lang if the fan blades were metal or plastic. Eh it was plastic. So baka kaya di na nya minention ang tetanus shot. Hay aatakihin tayo sa mga kids natin hahaha! I guess i have to prepare din for more accidents that may come. All part of growing up!:)

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  7. Ever since she could understand (actually even before she could), I've always told my baby to stay away from electric fans. I keep repeating myself over and over, pointing to the fans, "No touch, Keia. Ouchie!"

    Unfortunately one time, she was fixing her hair and had her back to the fan. While raking through her hair, her finger slipped into the fan, and a loud noise erupted causing her to jump in surprise. Thank God, she had withdrawn her finger immediately before it could cause some cuts or bruises. But it still was a bit ouchie because she kept holding and rubbing her finger after that. Good thing the fan blades were plastic, too, better than if they were metal. Still, I put on a net cover for the electric fan so it won't happen again. We really can't focus our eyes on our kids every second, and it only takes a second for those things to happen. So whatever we can do to lessen the chances of these things happening, we do.

    Hope Rain feels better already, and hope her finger heals up fast. :)

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    1. Hi Guia! Very true! No matter how we try, we can't always stop an accident from happening. I know we should have done it a long time ago but we really really need to baby-proof the house.

      But yeah she's better naman:-) You can still see the wound but looks like it's healed na. she never did show me any sign of discomfort so I'm thankful for that :-) We miss you Guia! :-)

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