Wednesday, June 23, 2010

emergency

today was not a good day.
i should have known a day like this would follow the night we had.
you see, molly has really been enjoying her bedtime routine.  she knows exactly what we do...bath, hair, books, lights out, and drink milk from her sippy with mommy.  it's become my favorite part of the day really.
you may have watched in the previous post how she fell asleep in her high chair.  that was great b/c she didn't really have a good nap yesterday.  so she went right to bed and was sound asleep at 7pm and when i checked in on her around 10pm she was snoozing.
well,  i thought i smelled a bad diaper and didn't want her to sleep in it...gross.  i thought twice...that's what i get for thinking!  and i got her up to change her diaper which wasn't even dirty!  she was so mad and wouldn't/couldn't go back to sleep.  i felt like a terrible mommy!  i went against my own rule of never waking a sleeping baby!!  we went back and forth from about 10 - 1 am crying, rocking, getting in her bed and finally i caved and let her sleep in my bed with me which we haven't done since china.  she actually slept beside me and not on top of me!  but still i couldn't sleep and was up watching threes company at 3:30 this morning! ha!  the good news in molly slept fine, but i hope she doesn't think she can come to my room anytime!  that is only for extreme mommy guilt!
the other reason i couldn't sleep is because i have a bum middle finger.  i did something to it on monday night and it got worse yesterday.  i think it is from the worst habit on earth...biting/picking at/trimming my own cuticles.  i really don't recall it bleeding on monday or anything but i have been known to give myself very sore fingertips from constantly biting, etc.  well when i finally got up this a.m. it was throbbing in such pain, was red with fever, and swollen.  i thought it looked like a case for the ER...

so off i went this morning after i dropped of molly with mom.  i felt a little silly going to the er for a sore finger

but you can sort of see that it was swelling, hurting, and not draining at all.  i feared what may happen...

but in the end i left feeling much better than i entered and i did have a few or five hours of uninterrupted tv time! ha!

i've been wanting to catch up on my morning tv shows!  
they did immediately start an iv with very strong antibiotic to start fighting the infection and i got a tetanus shot too.

then the dr. came in and deadened it so i couldn't feel anything!  that is what finally brought some relief!  no more throbbing pain.
you can see it swelling and changing colors...
this was the most concerning part, according to the dr.  the "pad" of my finger was beginning to swell also.  this could be a sign of a more severe infection.  
she did a little "surgery" to let my finger drain and collected a sample for tests to try and determine what the infection is from.
then she wrapped me up
i couldn't resist taking this picture...don't be offended but it's how i feel sbout the whole day!
i asked the dr. if i over reacted and she assured me that i did the right thing.  it could have been more serious if i had waited longer.  especially considering the red streak that went up my finger/hand.  but i think everything will heal just fine.  i go back tomorrow for dr. to check it again.

so my words to anyone out there with the same bad habit as me...stop biting your nails/cuticles!  it can cause a bad infection.  i vow to have beautiful nails very soon!!

8 comments:

Becky said...

I just have to chuckle. Some moms will do anything to get some extra zzz's in. You learned fast. My worst visit to the ER? Sliding down a banister at college. A conservative Christian college. Splinter in the wazoo.....

Laurie said...

Okay- first of all- so sorry you had pain. But then- holy cow this was a funny post. I laughed through it all, just imagining you taking pictures of each stage- what a riot!! Glad things are better and you're on the mend. :)

Shauna and MacLean said...

Oh my gosh what a crazy time do take care of yourself and that finger!

KatieB. said...

That's happened to my finger and it's awful. I too bite, pick and just generally irritate my fingers!! At least you got to catch up on shows ;)

The Raudenbush Family said...

Ick! That last picture is pretty darn hilarious. Hey, at least you got some time to kick back and relax ????!!!!! Sad how being at the ER does that for a Mommy!

I don't know Becky...but her story is a bit crazy too! Oh my!

Lauren Kelly said...

Aw, you poor thing. Ouch! But glad you are okay. I agree, you did the right thing by going to the ER!!

Cheryl said...

You got me on that one - I will stop biting them now!

Sure glad you went to Dr! You have all right in the world to give us a finger... lol

Pray you and Molly will rest tonight.

Tricia Thompson said...

That was so funny to read. Sorry it was not too funny to go thru. Love the "finger" picture! Take care of those nails!

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