Anyone been in this situation?
2 weeks ago my toddler had an accident that saw his index finger being mostly amputated, it was hanging on my a small bit one side. The surgeon said there was no hope for it and wanted to amputate down to the first knuckle. However someone more senior overruled it and the finger was grafted back on after 14 hours.
It looks gross right now but apparently it is what it should look like. It is healing better on one side than the other though. There is puss on one side. I am finding it hard to get answer from the hospital as I guess anything could happen and they don't want to commit too much. So I keep going back and seeing what happens. Today the doctor mentioned that the finger can take well for the first few weeks but around week 4-5 it can change and then they would amputate.
If infection sets in how will I know, will it be very painful. How can I tell the difference between the pain from the nerves reconnecting and the finger getting feeling to the pain of an infection. We are using painstop but he doesn't seem to be in much pain at all so we reduced his dosage a little. He does however get very stressed when he sees his finger and I would guess that this would remind him of the accident. So we are to only see then once per week and the bandage stays on and my biggest fear is infection.