Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I wish I had taken a picture of son#2's toe before we left for the doctor today. He has been struggling with the same ingrown toenail for months...3 rounds of antibiotics, yet this morning when I saw his toe by accident I was horrified! Apparently he has been self treating with hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic cream and tweezers--needless to say it was time for another trip to the doctor.He hadn't wanted to show it to me and didn't tell me how bad it was because he didn't want to have anyone touch it, since it was so painful--DUH! I was able to get an appointment with the local podiatrist thinking he would just give more antibiotics-blah, blah-well not so lucky. Son#2 ended up with outpatient surgery on a toe that would not get numb even with 4 injections of lidocaine. I sat there and held his hand, just like I did when he was a little boy, and I swear I could feel everything too. His whole body was shaking and he was covered in sweat. Of course I had to watch the whole damn procedure because nothing grosses me out, but my heart broke for him because it hurt so much....he is a real trooper. He does think that the crutches will be a chick magnet tomorrow in school though :)


Anonymous said...

I hopr his toe feels better soon!

steph said...

Hi there! It's wonderful here in January!! Definitely sweatshirt weather, but I'd check the forecast incase there's a warming trend. It can be 85 in the winter here (0:
Should be fun. Heard the stadium was amazing but I haven't been. Amazing stadium = good. Cardinals = bad. Maybe it's a wash?
What's the occasion? Your team playing or something?

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I have actually had this for my life long. I hope he feels better soon.

AND early happy holiday greetings!

Kellie said...

The-Boy pulled that on me once a few years ago. My daughter was actually the one who ended up telling me how bad his foot was. He ended up loosing his entire toe nail and on massive antibiotics. He'd been suffering for months... stupid kid.

I don't know how many times you have to tell them... if it's swollen and red and about to fall off - you MUST tell your Mother.