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Well I had to take my baby to get her extra digits removed today! It was the worst thing I have ever had to go through! I had to sit and hold her while they done it . She screamed so loud when they had to numb her foot and hand! Of course I cried! I turned my head to were I couldnt see them take them off. Now she has been cranky today. Her poor hand and feet are super sore. She cried when I had to change her bandaide and yes I cried worse than her lol. I cant stand to see my poor baby cry. It hurts me to know shes in pain. I hope they hurry up and heal soon cuz shes all time chewying on her hands. It has really tired me out today.

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replied February 14th, 2007
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Awww.. I feel so bad.. Send her some kissies for me!!!! Hope her hand and feet heal soon!! Munchkin love
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replied February 14th, 2007
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That's really sad that she had to go through that =( I hope she heals really good and feels better soon.

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replied February 14th, 2007
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What did they do? Just cut them off and stitch up the openings?

I hope she heals quickly!
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replied February 14th, 2007
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Poor thing,she'll get better eventually hun and she wont remember a thing when she gets older.It's for the better!
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replied February 14th, 2007
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She is chewing on her hands already? Amelia didnt' start chewing on hers until she was 8 weeks old....Wow. Have you tried to put the mitts on her so that she can't get them wet. Or at least on the one? I never put them on my child because in the womb that was all they knew and I didnt' want to take that away from her, but one hand wouldnt' be that bad.....Maybe that will help.
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replied February 14th, 2007
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Aww poor sweetie. I hope they heal fast.
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replied February 14th, 2007
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They cut them off but didnt stitch them up! They put some medicine on it to stop the bleeding. Its just a little spot on the side of her hand and foot. They told me to keep them uncovered so they will scab up but she hits them and sceams in pain. So I have a bandaide on them with neosporan (sp?) and then put a sock over them. Her mits are too big lol they fall off.

Yea shes already chewing on her hands. She already has control over her head too!! Its so sad cuz shes growing too fast Sad but she seems tp be doing better today. Not as fussy and shes actually able to eat. Lastnight she wouldnt eat that much. I sat and balled my eyes out cuz there was nothing that I nor a doc could really do. She just kept hitting her hand on herself and stretching her foot out. Sad my poor baby
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replied February 14th, 2007
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Have you thought about wrapping her up so that she can't flail like that? I think that would help. I think that infants that young should be wrapped up anyway. So maybe that will help her not bump her hand and little foot. I think that you need to let them air out so that they can scab. I think that is best for her.
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replied February 14th, 2007
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sunflower_pie81 wrote:
have you thought about wrapping her up so that she can't flail like that? I think that would help. I think that infants that young should be wrapped up anyway. So maybe that will help her not bump her hand and little foot. I think that you need to let them air out so that they can scab. I think that is best for her.
i agree with .Gen.Puting neosporen and a bandaid on it will keep it moist and it will heal waaaay slow
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replied February 14th, 2007
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sunflower_pie81 wrote:
have you thought about wrapping her up so that she can't flail like that? I think that would help. I think that infants that young should be wrapped up anyway. So maybe that will help her not bump her hand and little foot. I think that you need to let them air out so that they can scab. I think that is best for her.


i try to keep her tightly wrapped but she busts out of it. I called the surgeon today and he said its fine to put the neo and bandaide on it as long as I let it air out for atleast 2 hours a day.
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