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My son got bit by a dog!

post #1 of 16
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My dh is taking my son to urgent care today because he got bit by a dog last night on his hand, and it's swelling. Unknown dog in a car at the supermarket, of course. Let's hope he doesn't have to get rabies shots.
post #2 of 16
Oh no!

I am sending tons of vibes that your son's bite will heal quickly without complications.
post #3 of 16
Oh no! Rabies shots are the WORST (from what I've heard and seen). How did it happen? Did he stick his hand into the car to pet the dog? If so, that's the last time he ever decides to do that I'm sure! . (sorry, just trying to add a little comic relief to a crappy situation ) I hope he is fine and nothing serious is wrong. Sending heaps of in hopes that everything goes as well as it possibly can.

Best of luck to him at urgent care!
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by mismaris777 View Post
Oh no! Rabies shots are the WORST (from what I've heard and seen). How did it happen? Did he stick his hand into the car to pet the dog? If so, that's the last time he ever decides to do that I'm sure! . (sorry, just trying to add a little comic relief to a crappy situation ) I hope he is fine and nothing serious is wrong. Sending heaps of in hopes that everything goes as well as it possibly can.

Best of luck to him at urgent care!
Ha ha! Yeah, he said the dog looked all happy and was just hanging his head out of the car window, and he said "nice puppy" or something and put his hand up there and he got bitten. I told them to stress to the doctor that the dog seemed perfectly normal and happy.
post #5 of 16
for your son! How did it go at urgent care? I guess he didn't think to get the license plate number, so that the people could be contacted about the rabies shot?
that he heals fast, and no rabies shots are required.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Whew! Good news - antibiotics for 10 days, thumb splint (was on his thumb), clean with neosporin 2x a day, and go back tomorrow just for a double check.
post #7 of 16
Oh no Hope it heals quickly
post #8 of 16
It sounds like it will be OK.
More healing vibes are on the way.
post #9 of 16
What a relief he didnt have to have rabie shots Sending healing vibes his way
post #10 of 16
Ouch! I remember getting bitten by a dog that it bled - dog bites can get pretty nasty! Get better soon!
post #11 of 16
Thank goodness it wasn't more serious! Vibes that his thumb heals quickly!
post #12 of 16
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Thank goodness it wasn't more serious! Vibes that his thumb heals quickly!
Thank goodness indeed!! Many vibes going you way!
post #13 of 16
Glad to hear he is going to fine
post #14 of 16
How's the patient today?
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
I left before he got up, but he seemed quite well last night. I think it just looked really bad because it was a bit torn, instead of a clean punture, and it was all bruised. They just want the thumb splint on him because it if IS infected, it spreads a lot more quickly with movement. I didn't see the splint on him last night, though...
post #16 of 16
Unfortunately, an e-collar won't work for that one.

Hope he's a good boy about the splint and he heals up quickly!

Laure
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