Olive had a little mishap last week. I was so stressed out about it that I put her to bed dressed like this.
We are stocked up on band aids at the moment. Nate went to buy some, I went the next day. Determined to find the very stickiest of band aids. And still, she chewed them off.
Chances are, you will never have an infant with a bandaged finger. I hope you don't.
A sibling gave her something sharp to play with. We are thankful it was not worse. No stitches. She insisted on sticking the bandaged finger in her mouth. This had me looking around for a way to protect it better. Aha! I have a box of toilet paper rolls that I was saving for crafts. So I taped one to her wrist with medical tape. Next problem, she only sucks her left thumb.
She tried out her right thumb a few times. No go.
Before going away one night I had Mia find some stickers for her "can" as we came to call it.
Such a trooper. She was really quite pleasant about the whole thing. Not sure if she will find her thumb again or not.
The bandage is off now, it is healing nicely... we pray for protection and safety. It's a scary world out there.