I just got back from meeting with the surgeon with K. She closely examined all of her cuts, and said they look like they are healing well. They tested her fingers for range of motion, etc., and said that although she might be hesitant to use them for a while, they should be okay.
Her main concern is with one of the deeper cuts on the top side of her pointer finger. She said that her nail will probably be deformed. For a large part of our appointment today, she was saying that she thought we should go ahead and surgically repair her nail bed. My heart dropped to my stomach as I imagined this poor baby in the hospital AGAIN with fresh pain in her hand. 🙁 Maybe it was the look on my face that made her say, “Well, we could be a little more conservative with her since she is so young. Let’s see what happens over the next three months and then re-evaluate the need for surgery.”
Woo-hoo!! I know I went out of there with a smile on my face. If a deformed fingernail is the worst that K will have from this ordeal, I think we will be okay. I will, however, go ahead and prepare myself for her tears as she gets ready for junior prom and can’t have perfect looking fingernails. I think I will just hug her and say, “but thank God you have your fingers!”