Prayers for Matt

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Steely, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    He just slipped in the bathroom, put his hand out to stabilize himself. He ended up putting his whole hand through the mirror the glass cutting his whole hand as he slipped. I can't tell over the phone how much blood he has lost, and to what degree the wound is, but it sounds bad. He has it wrapped in 2 towels, and blood is soaking through. My mom is on her way - to take him to the ER. I don't know if I should start driving that way or not (2 hours). He is totally panicky. Please keep him in your thoughts.
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Oh, hon. YES, I will! Please keep us updated. :hugs: for all of you...
  3. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    He must be scared, and you too. May he recover quickly and well. Hugs.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    so sorry....let us know how he is.
  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Sending prayers his way. DDD
  6. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Prayers heading his way (and yours too!). Hope he didn't cut a major artery or nerve in his hand. Keep us posted.
  7. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    OMW, praying for him. Please update when you can. I hope this means she's faster than an ambulance or he doesn't think it's bad enough for an ambulance.
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Steely - Here's hoping some good comes out of this. Sometimes... it is NEED that breaks through some of the phobia barriers...
  9. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Sending prayers. (I'd head to the ER too.)
  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member scary. Prayers going out.
  11. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Thanks - Poor kiddo. I just heard from him, and he is OK. I think he was panicking a lot because there was so much blood, and he has never really been hurt like that before. Fortunately he did not sever a nerve or artery - just a bad cut. The cut was too jagged, and too much flesh was missing for them to give him stitches so they just bandaged him up. His grandma is taking him home now. Phew.
  12. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm glad that you heard from him and that he is ok.
  13. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Gosh - well I thought he was better - but her got home - and his hand won't stop bleeding. He is so freaked out. My Mom is taking him back to the hospital. I still don't understand why they didn't give him stitches. Sometimes I wonder because he has long curly hair and a tatoo if the medical care world blows him off to a degree. Or is it that he has no insurance. This is not the first time a Dr has not given him thorough care.. Than again, maybe the guy tried his best - I don't know. I am worried again.
  14. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    Absolutely had this happen to me. I have two out of the normal standard piercings and 6 tattoos and this happened to me just recently with cardiac symptoms. Absolutely can and does happen more often than it doesn't.

    My prayers are with, and I don't understand why they pack and wrapped then tossed out the door too. That's nuts, they can at least stitch where they can and pack where they can't. Too jagged my rear end. I've seen doctors with less at their disposal work miracles with stitching and skills within stitching that should never have occurred in the first place (meaning the stitching took and stayed what they call conglomerated).
  15. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I agree - I just told my mom to watch over them and demand results. This is Portland OR which is pretty liberal - but still. The kid was bleeding out just a minute ago - bled through a huge banadge.....
    Man just hit me over the head.
  16. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    It's times like these that you realize how much you love your kid - gfgness and all !!!
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Sending prayers and hugs -
  18. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hope all is o.k. Sending prayers Matt's way.
  19. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Thanks - he is back from the DR with more bandages, and the bleeding has stopped. He is fearful to go to sleep, (he has been up since 1am) - but I encouraged him it would all be fine. If it starts bleeding again, he has to go to the ER, says the Dr. (I thought that all this time he had been in the ER, but it was just a medical clinic.)
  20. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Is your mom staying with him to be sure he's okay overnight? If he's a restless sleeper like Kiddo is I'd be worrying.