Saturday, November 6, 2010

It effing hurts!

Can't sleep. Pretty sure I broke the tip of my little finger and the pain is keeping me awake. It makes me wonder how bad-ass Bruce Willis could get his ass kicked on Die Hard and still keep fighting through the pain. Yes, I realize he is a fictional character, but you know what I mean. I'm clearly a wimp and one punch in a fight would have me out cold. 


Angela said...

Oh nooooes. What happened?

Joan said...

Ibuprofen and ice, then a loose dressing to immobilize the joint. Don't wrap it too tight, allow room for the swelling and if possible, elevate the hand on a pillow above the level of your heart to help decrease the swelling. If it is the tip and a simple fracture - it will only be splinted. If it is a compound fracture (lots of little pieces) a doctor needs to look at it. Hope this helps - Did you get any sleep?

Theresa said...

I don't think it's broken, but a little bit. I squished it between the edges of two car doors and it hurt so bad that I couldn't breathe for about 5 minutes and Luke was so worried that I wouldn't be able to get us home. I started breathing and then cried a bit, which also shocked the kids. We're pretty good now, but I'm having to be careful with it.