Emergency!

by Megan on October 10, 2010

in Family Life

Ten minutes after arriving home from her choir concert, my 10yo decided to test drive my rotary cutter while I was taking the dog out for a few minutes.

In case you don't know, a rotary cutter looks like a pizza cutter with a razor blade for the wheel.

She cut off the top of her finger. We met the local EMS team and then took a field trip to St. John's Mercy Hospital.

Good times, good times.

 

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Rob October 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

WOW. That looks bad but she is a trooper and isn’t crying or anything. I couldn’t even watch it because I was getting grossed out. I am a wuss. LOL. Hope she is feeling better.

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Lindsey Lohr Cox October 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

What a brave gal….and I say that about YOU. I”d faint. My daughter once took a huge chunk out of her forehead that required PLASTIC SURGERY and I fainted :)

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Paula October 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I can’t watch the video at the moment, we’re watching 24. Glad she’s going to be ok!

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melissa October 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Oh my! That’s horrible (I also fast forwarded the video…). At least the ER looked like it was quiet. :)

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aubrey October 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

What I love about this is that you actually brought a video camera. That is awesome. I’m glad she’s doing ok now. I know that must have been scary. And I actually learned something – I never heard of that bleeding stopper stuff.

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Virginia from Lady V dZine October 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Ouch! So sorry!

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Betsy October 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Yikes! and Ouch! I am impressed with her calm demeanor!!! What a trooper!

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Blommi October 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Interesting “field trip”. I’m glad she took it so well.
For the next week or so she can pretty much give anyone “the finger” and not get in trouble…lol

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Megan October 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

I KNOW! I had to actually explain that to her last night after the ER doc and I laughed about that and she didn’t have a clue what I was talking about!

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Rhea October 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

OMGOSH! I’m so glad she’s ok. that looks terrible. Those rotary scissors are awful, I have a pair and I’m always worried about cutting my own finger off!

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Sistergirl October 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Oh my, I’m glad she is well. That had to be very scary. I thank God for his protection of your family. I am going to move my pizza cutter right now.

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marcie.eubanks@gmail.com October 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Poor C10! Poor Momma. We will be praying for her recovery.

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Hope she heals quickly. It looks like she isn’t in much pain, so that’d be a good thing.
Love the way you edited in the music, by the way.

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Lindi October 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Poor Chloe!!!! Tell her I said hi and that I am thinking about her and her poor finger. It is a good reminder for us all who like to play with random things around the house that might hurt you :)

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Tricia @Nightowlmama October 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

OUch!! Glad to see and hear she’s ok

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Not So Average Mama October 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm

She’s so tough! :)

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Tammy October 11, 2010 at 6:39 am

OMG! I would have completely freaked.

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Megan October 11, 2010 at 7:12 am

You know, she is pretty amazing. But she did cry like crazy when it happened. I didn’t start filming until we’d already been at the ER for a WHILE – she’d already been seen by the doctor and we were just waiting around. Seemed like a good way to pass the time.
But it has been hurting more now. It hurt a LOT yesterday and I have a feeling today it is going to be bad too. So if you pray, we’d love it if you would include her today.
Thanks!

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Kaira October 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Wow! Your poor girl and her sad little finger. She’s a brave one – I’d have kept crying all the way there and probably until I got home. I’m such a baby. Well, I’d have probably bled to death… death by bloody finger… because I’d be afraid they’d use a needle somehow.

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Amy D. November 29, 2010 at 11:35 am

Poor kid! My kids have had to learn the lesson a few times for themselves. Fingernail clippers, rotary cutters, knives, scissors… Life would be less painful if they listened to mom. She has quite the bandage of honor!

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