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So we spent the morning in the ER, took Sam to daycare as usual and got a call around 9ish from the director that he got his finger slammed in a door and it looked like he should see a dr to make sure it wasn't broken and to see if it needed a stitch Picked him up and his nail was black and blue and he had a cut on the underside of his finger but it didn't look awful just ouchy, he seemed in good spirits considering the circumstances. My concern was that he wasn't bending his finger at all so I called the pedi and they said just take him to the ER to be safe, so off we went......luckily we didn't wait long, our hospital has a pedi prompt care and they are really efficient so that's good. Did an xray and it isn't broken thank goodness! they didn't stitch the cut because of the location and type of cut (it is like on the fatty underside of his index finger and it is like a skin flap sorta cut) so they just cleaned it up and bandaged his poor little finger, so all is fine but I am aggravated.....I mean yes accidents happen, I am a pretty rational person and it could of happened at home, sometimes things just happen but when I went back to daycare and got the incident report they wrote on it "Sam was too close to the door and blah blah blah" which set me off into mama bear mode, I mean really he is 15 months old!!! not 5, he doesn't yet understand cause and effect, like "hey if I stick my finger in the there and someone shuts it I will get hurt" he may have been too close to the door but whoever shut the door wasn't paying attention don't blame my kid!!!! argh! (it wasn't a daycare employee that shut the door it was another parent who was dropping off their kiddo) That being said it wasn't even really a door, it is a gate that connects two of the classrooms and the kids all hang around it all. the. time so it really was an accident waiting to happen and they are discontinuing use of the gate until it can be replaced with something safer and they explained their plans on how to fix the situation so it doesn't happen again to Sam or any other kid and they are paying our ER copay. all in all I feel ok with how they are handling it, accidents do happen, it wasn't anything terrible but wow the wording on the incident report really pissed me off, I need to take some time to calm down about it and think it through rationally. We have had other incidents with daycare, nothing major, little things here and there but there is a part of me that wants to start looking a other alternatives....but then again the grass isn't always greener. ok now I am just rambling, bottom line is my little Sambo is ok and I need to simmer down and think about things. Thanks for reading it makes me feel better to type it out
Awwwwes, Mama Bear. Glad Sam is ok all things considered and that his finger is feeling better soon.
I know that I would feel the same way if something like that happened to any of my kids and they tried to put the blame on the child. That is one thing that rises my defenses fast. It sounds like all in all they are trying to be proactive to the situation (at least at this point - too bad they didn't remove the gate before someone got hurt).
Hope everyone is feeling better about things soon.
To the Amazing Kelly: Thank you once again!! Amazing only begins to cover it.
thanks girls I have calmed down a little LOL, it was just the whole blaming him thing that irked me!! I really don't feel like it was anyones fault, accidents happen and they are fixing it and I am sure the other parent feels bad about the incident. They just could have worded it a bitter better but whatever I know it wasn't his fault and he is ok so it is fine. On a funny note while we were driving to the ER and during his ER visit anytime I or someone would ask him "How is you finger?" he would hold it up like an inch away from his face and shake his head yes....like yeah I have a finger booboo and yep it's still there LOL he also insisted on going to every nurse, dr and xray tech and hugging them, even the PA who scrubbed his finger out he hugged, he is like the friendliest little guy I have ever seen
I'm glad his finger is going to be ok. That sounded like a scary situation. You have every right to be upset/angry. No mama likes it when their baby gets hurt. I'm glad they are doing their best to fix the problem, but blaming the toddler is wrong.
Sharon - Mom to Theresa, Harvey,& Sarah
I'm glad he is going to be ok, but I agree with you....not the kids fault. That note should have said, our teachers ____, and _____, and _______ failed to notice Sam near the door when a parent was walking out. We are correcting this issue by x, y, and z.
Mom to Conner, Logan, Brennen, and Ayla....Married to Mike.
What a brave little man and total sweetheart he is! It's ridiculous that the daycare put the blame on him, but it is great that they're fixing the problem asap and are paying the ER bill for you. Hopefully the parent finds a way to apologize too. I'm sure they feel bad for what happened.
I am a bit late, been MIA for a couple weeks, but I wanted to say that I am so glad Sam is alright. The wording of the report would have upset me too so don't feel bad about it - how in the heck can you put the blame on a 15 month old? Again, glad he's okay!