Emergency!

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.

 

20 thoughts on “Emergency!

  1. Rob says:

    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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  2. aubrey says:

    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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  3. Blommi says:

    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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  4. Rhea says:

    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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  5. Lindi says:

    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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  6. Megan says:

    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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  7. Kaira says:

    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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  8. Amy D. says:

    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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