A Trip To Urgent Care

In the kitchen yesterday afternoon, my youngest son badly cut his finger on a new mandoline slicer I bought from Linens and Things. He was trying it out and we hadn’t read the instructions and one thing led to another and he accidentally sliced his finger on the ultra-sharp blade.

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I watched as he ran to the kitchen sink to rinse it under running water, and noticed a squirt of blood had pumped out of his finger and I knew this wasn’t your typical cut on the finger. Matter of fact it was bleeding quite a bit and after several paper towels soaked in blood and some drops of blood on the kitchen tiles, we quickly headed out the door to go to Urgent Care.

At Scripps Clinic’s Urgent Care Unit

IMG00004Fortunately, it was very slow at the Urgent Care, so there was no real waiting. After filling out some paperwork a nurse wisked us into a room where they took my son’s weight, blood pressure, and body temperature. Then a moment later we were led back into one of the emergency rooms to have a doctor take a look at it.

Doctor checked my son’s finger to make sure there were no major capillaries or nerves severed and movement in his finger seemed to be good. After cleaning up the wound he numbed the finger with a shot of some localized anesthesia, and promptly worked on stitching up the cut. It looked pretty deep. And part of his fingernail was sliced too. He ended up with 4 stitches.

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So, my son is fine now, and the doctor said he must refrain from any major activity until the stitches will be taken out 7 to 10 days from now. I’m just glad it wasn’t worse.

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

9 thoughts on “A Trip To Urgent Care

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 7:29 pm
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    I am glad it was slow at UC, and I hope he heals well! 🙂

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 11:29 am
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    I am glad it was slow at UC, and I hope he heals well! 🙂

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 9:04 pm
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    oof, an incident like that really makes your heart stop for a second, doesn’t it? i’m glad it wasn’t too serious. he’ll have a story to tell at school tomorrow…

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 1:04 pm
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    oof, an incident like that really makes your heart stop for a second, doesn’t it? i’m glad it wasn’t too serious. he’ll have a story to tell at school tomorrow…

  • Tuesday November 25, 2008 at 2:41 am
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    Ouch! I hope it doesn’t hurt him, now.

    That must have been scary for you…it’s not easy when our kids go through things. *Hugs*

    Carlos, your son is beautiful just like you!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 6:41 pm
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    Ouch! I hope it doesn’t hurt him, now.

    That must have been scary for you…it’s not easy when our kids go through things. *Hugs*

    Carlos, your son is beautiful just like you!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Tuesday November 25, 2008 at 7:25 am
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    Pat: Thank you. Yep, prompt attention and treatment sure is ideal. We were fortunate for that.

    Tokyorose: Thanks. Me too. It definitely made my heart skip a beat. Well fortunately for my son, his school has the whole week off for Thanksgiving Holiday. So he needs to just take it easy.

    Wendi: It doesn’t hurt him now. But yes, being a parent, it’s nerve-racking to have to go through something like this, but I’m just glad it wasn’t worse. Aww, thanks.

  • Monday November 24, 2008 at 11:25 pm
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    Pat: Thank you. Yep, prompt attention and treatment sure is ideal. We were fortunate for that.

    Tokyorose: Thanks. Me too. It definitely made my heart skip a beat. Well fortunately for my son, his school has the whole week off for Thanksgiving Holiday. So he needs to just take it easy.

    Wendi: It doesn’t hurt him now. But yes, being a parent, it’s nerve-racking to have to go through something like this, but I’m just glad it wasn’t worse. Aww, thanks.

  • Tuesday January 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm
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    oh no… did he get the stitches too? ever since that day, i haven’t really used that mandoline slicer much. maybe once.

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