Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Spoiler Alert: Gross Picture Herein!

It was about a month or so ago that Abigail shut her right ring finger in the car door. Now, for the child who is so sensitive to injury that she has insisted she cannot walk due to a scraped knee, she handled such pain really well. She got a little tearful at the sight of blood, but that's about it.

Within a couple of days, the nail started to turn black and swollen. We were confident the bone wasn't broken, but we were thinking that the nail might fall off. Lo and behold, there was a pretty gnarly blood blister beneath the nail that started to heal rather nicely once the blister was burst and drained (pretty gross/cool).

But then it happened - the nail started to lose its grip on her finger. A few weeks of monitoring and band-aids came and went until last night, when Abigail decided that the nail had to come off. After about 45 minutes, some gritted teeth and a little help from Daddy, the job was done.

If you're of a squirmish nature, don't scroll down...




Sorry if you can't enlarge the photo - I have no idea how to do that!

Okay, so maybe it's not that gross, but gross is a rather relative concept. Plus, it was really gross watching her trying to lift it off her finger...

By the way, the nail will grow back, right? There is really no nail left at the moment and a decent little dent in the nail bed, but the nail will grow back eventually, right? Right?


Carolyn said...

Poor poppet! What a brave girl. And yes, the nail will grow back x

Danielle said...

I lost my nail to a cow once. Yes a cow. She bit down on it while sucking my hand. I'd been baking cookies and forgotten to wash them so I think it had batter remains on it. I was very proud of it, actually. Made a great story.

Kjirstin C said...

Aww, poor girl! I lost a nail too - on our honeymoon. Yes, on our honeymoon. Think acrylic nails meet new hubby's foot in a race across the pool. It wasn't pretty, nor was trying to take care of it in the D.R. without access to Neosporin or other such things. :) But yes, it will grow back and I actually don't even know which one it was!