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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Don't read this post if you have a queasy stomach.

I knew we were in trouble when I pulled up to the curb and found Benson standing with the principal and the school police officer.

I had just finished taking some padding to Landon so he could play in the final football game of the season with a cast on his arm.  On my way to get Jen and Ben a friend called and said to tell me she had picked up Jenna but couldn't find Benson because he had injured his finger.

I don't know what I expected,  but what I found was this--

 A seriously mangled pinky.
Yeowch.
This picture really doesn't do justice to the contorted appearance of the little finger  but most of my phone pictures didn't turn out well.  The underside of the finger was worse.

Benson got the honor of being the first Hatch child in Idaho to get an actual room in the Emergency Room.

Our new hospital is beautiful.  Benson was quite proud of being the first of his siblings in the new center.

The bone in his pinky was fine but the tissue was pulled off and to the side (de-gloved) and some of the skin had to be trimmed off.

It took quite a few stitches to re-attach the tip in its proper place...

Benson was a trooper.  He sat completely still (with Rustin by his side) for all the numbing shots and he watched all the stitches go in with comments like "it looks like you're stabbing my finger", and "that doesn't even hurt at all--it's a zero (on the pain scale)."

We packed up and went over to Dallin and Landon's football game which turned out to be more painful than Benson's finger.  More on that later...

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

So, how did he do that??

Juli said...

Oh. Dear. I called yesterday and Jenna said you were with Benson because he hurt his finger. That is not what I pictured!

Emily said...

ouch!!!

Kimberly said...

A chair fell off a desk as they were packing up to leave and somehow the chair smashed Benson's pinkie against his desk. Freaky.

ariel june said...

Thanks for reminding me again why I can't be a nurse. I thought your title was no prob...that pinky certainly did gross me out. Poor Benson!! What a trooper, I don't know how he was smiling after that!!!

Jamie H said...

queasy doesn't even begin to say how my stomach currently feels after reading your post. Kim, I'm so glad that ER stuff was inherited from your side of the family. I honestly don't think I could do it as often as you do. You're amazing!

Kendra Child said...

Ouch! But it IS a nice hospital...