Mom’s instinct in me – tried to apply some cream and hoping it will heal and dry up. Well it did, before he goes scratch the wound again and the cycle begins. It never really healed.
Last evening, his teacher alerted me to a sudden swell (and pus build up) on that wound and a reddish line travelling up his lower leg (see picture below)! It seems like the pain is radiating upwards. Of course, the poor boy has been cranky for the day.
I got a shock when I first saw it. Ouch! It looked bad. His big toe was very swollen with a white patch of unbroken pus in the middle. Considering various options of seeking medical help, the fastest thing to do then was to bring him to 24h walk-in clinic (aka A&E) at Parkway East hospital. So I did.
There you go Jordan, this is your 2nd A&E visit in your lifetime (the 1st was when you had fits! 😥).
Day surgery for ear wax removal.
An unusual growth on one boy’s tongue.
Someone has sudden food poisoning from eating mangosteen.
A baby swallowed a rubber slime object.
A toddler had a super big bump on his forehead, the fluid accumulated around his eyes.
The previous A&E incident was about a persistent fever that wouldn’t go down and it turned out to be Influenza A. 😢
It’s incredible, this mom thing is making me an expert!
An expert in handling mishaps, managing challenging kids’ situations, managing MY OWN emotions. And whatever gets thrown to me. I’m not so sure how many times my heart can break. 😐
And sometimes I wonder what would I do, without the husband mending the other two kids at home while I attend to a minor emergency like this? What happens if he’s traveling and I have all 3 kids to myself?
Thousand and one questions in my bubble of thoughts, while Jordan was trying to make friends with a little Caucasian girl at the waiting area.
Anyway, back to Jordan. His blister broke right before seeing the doctor, who was a little appalled on seeing the wound. He commented, “And he was still walking and jumping around?”
Yes doctor, you know how these kids behave like there is no pain or like they aren’t sick. But they are! Just miraculous.
Jordan needs to be on antibiotics for a week. His toe needs to be disinfected and bandaged daily. This brave little boy.