Saturday, June 15, 2013

Finger Crush Injury

Have you experienced having your thumb caught in a car door? It just happened to me and oh boy it was so darn painful. I was in the garage ready to load the kids in the back seat. I opened the front passenger door to put first my bag and water bottle. When I close it, my left thumb was caught in it. I immediately checked if I got fractured by wriggling it. It left some discoloration on the tip of my digit and accumulation of blood under the nail. I applied ice right away and basically had an ice in a clear plastic wrapped around my thumb in a small washcloth while driving to prevent from swelling.  



I got so lucky my thumb wasn't smashed hard. No broken bones and the bruising wasn't that bad. So I don't have to seek any medical attention. I still have the dried blood though. Lesson learned - pay attention, avoid being careless when closing car doors or operating any doors to avoid your fingers from getting smashed. 


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Nicole A. said...

I hate when that happens! Ouch!

Jennifer Williams said...

I have had that happen and it really hurts. I had one time with four fingers stuck in and had to unlock the door before I could get them out.

becca said...

i've had my foot slammed in the car door before ouch

Melinda Dunne said...

Ouch! Hopefully it isn't bad enough to where you will lose the nail. That hurts so bad!

jheylo said...

Oh my! That's gotta hurt. Glad you are ok. I remember when 3 of my fingers got caught when my husband rolled the window up without knowing my fingers were there. I screamed bloody murder at the parking lot and cried. My husband felt so bad, since then he never roll the window up again unless I tell him to do so.

jheylo said...

I can't help myself but cringe when I look at your finger and made me remember of that day I hurt my finger too.

April M. said...

oh poor thumb. that happened to me on several occasions.

Mel Cole said...

Ouch! :( Kia car doors are heavy, I experienced that before too. Be careful mommy.

Mel Cole said...

Sounds like busy imo schedule mommy. haist, ako pud, gusto na ko makapasar road test arun maka-drive2x na ko.

Rcel said...

Ouch! That is for sure painful, Bless! Tsk tsk! U haven't experienced that yet but Triz, a couple years ago, had her fingers stuck in the car's window and it was the Daddy who closed it. Good thing that the bruise was just healed a few days later but that night, the husband wasn't able to sleep for not forgiving himself eventhough he didn't do it intentionally. He felt so sorry for Triz. Lol.

MikiHope said...

I think that has happened to a lot of people--and then there is the stubbing you toe one!! The other day my Mom (who is short) was getting out of the car and the door smashed her in the forehead--luckily she has a hard head!!!!!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Arrrggghh, that looks painful!

nova hedges said...

Poor little thumb, that bruise will stays for awhile. Good to know that nothing too serious.

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