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Piggies. As in Toes.

Posted: March 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 7 Comments »

Monday morning Jenna woke me up around 11:30 to let me know that upon waking from his morning nap, Lincoln’s big toe was swollen. To about three times its normal size. I had just tickled his toes a few hours before to show Jenna how much he laughs when you touch his feet so we both knew it was fine when he went down for his nap at 9am.

I got up, Grandma was called to see if she could stop by on her way home from work. Mr. Wonderful was on his way home from work after having his own doctors appointment and we got down to business figuring out what was going on with his poor little piggy.

It was swollen alright- a huge blister covered the bottom of his toe. It was pretty ick. He didn’t seem bothered by it in the least, but walking was a bit of a chore simply because his toe was so big, he kind of hobbled about.

Grandma came and tried to drain it, quite a bit came out but it was still huge. I’ll be honest- this was not one of my finer moments as a mother. I can handle poop, I can handle bloody noses. I cannot handle other fluids coming from my kids. I was trying to hold his foot still and as the fluid started to drain I almost lost it- I had to leave the room. Lincoln on the other hand didn’t seem to mind. He whined a bit but didn’t seem too bothered by the whole production.

Since we still had a huge blistered toe we called Dr. B’s office and made an appointment to bring him in. Mr. Wonderful brought him in and Dr. W (who we haven’t seen before) took one look at how huge it was and called another doctor in to take a look. They decided there wasn’t anything in there (sliver, glass, etc.) and got to draining. It was actually two huge blisters. Probably the reason we weren’t super successful at home. Lincoln handled it like a champ and got a sparkly bracelet for being such a trooper.

They said it could have been anything- friction in his shoes, temperature change (?) but there wasn’t anything in there so we were good. I would not have been surprised if there had been something in there- we let the boys run around without socks and shoes most days with all wood floors we have our fair share of debris floating around here.

Of course, while all this was going on, Wyatt got his own special outing- another trip to Panera, this time with Jenna. He picked out a cookie to share when Lincoln got home. I think he got the better end of the deal here.

I have to say, we’ve had a pretty good run of things with these boys. Other than the initial weight checks/ bili check appointments when they were first born and the scheduled well visits we’ve only had 3 appointments for injury/ illness and 1 ER visit in 16 months. Not bad!

Let’s hope the toe heals well and we can continue our healthy streak.

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7 Comments on “Piggies. As in Toes.”

  1. 1 Anonymous said at 12:56 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    He definately was a Trooper.
    Brave Baby,

    Grandma E

    Wyatt was funny standing at the door crying because he didn't get to go Bye Bye. Thank Goodness for Jenna

  2. 2 Anonymous said at 4:31 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    I hope that Lincoln feels better soon. What a wierd thing! Are they sure that it was not some type of staph infection? Jake got that from grubbing around the floor when he was a baby. I am glad that Wyatt and Lincoln were both so brave!!! Love, Grandma C

  3. 3 Anonymous said at 6:19 pm on March 17th, 2010:


    I was thinking about a staph infection. I still worry about that. But, it really wasn't reddened or warm to touch. He didn't have a fever. I think it will be OK.


  4. 4 Miss Erin said at 7:00 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    It doesn't sound like Dr. W was worried about it- seems to be healing up nicely. It did fill up yesterday morning but it drained on it's own after a warm bath. It didn't fill up today, I think the skin is going to dry up here and fall off on it's own now.

  5. 5 Angela said at 10:00 pm on March 17th, 2010:

    Sorry about his toe. Ouch!!! And Sorry that you're still on Zofran. I was until 24 wks, but that was with 3. I hope next time I won't throw-up 5 times a day! Sending Zantac and Tums and Zofran dust your way! Poor thing!

  6. 6 Aunt Judy said at 1:47 pm on March 19th, 2010:

    What a brave boy Lincoln was! I hope he (and you) are feeling better soon. And what a good boy Wyatt was for sharing his cookie!

    Aunt Judy

  7. 7 Jenna said at 11:32 am on March 25th, 2010:

    I like the title of this one 🙂

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