Piglet gave us all a scare last week.
It was a regular evening at home…all quiet, and we were just chilling looking forward to a relaxing weekend. K was frying up something in the kitchen and I was playing with snubnose and piglet.
All it took was a moment’s distraction. I turned to listen to something snubnose was saying, and piglet took the opportunity to rush off and see what was going on in the kitchen. In just a moment, piglet was on the floor making a weird laughing / crying sound. It took a little while to figure out what exactly happened.
At first, I thought he had hit his head, but no, Piglet indicated that his hand had an ouchie and I realized that Piglet had fallen on his hand. There was no visible wound. Nevertheless, we did the rubbing thing, then we did the ice thing, but Piglet remained agitated. A frantic call to the doctor reassured us. She prescribed some medication on the phone and asked us to bring him in first thing in the morning.
So, that’s what he did and a lot of tears later, Piglet finally settled in to sleep.
The next morning he seemed fine but he still wasn’t using his left hand and so we took him for a medical examination to rule out our biggest fears – a fracture or sprain.
Thankfully, it seems like it’s neither of the two. The doctor laughed us out the door only consenting to tie a sling around Piglet’s arm so that he doesn’t hurt himself further.
The challenge that now remains is to keep Piglet from tugging at and removing his makeshift sling. Thankfully, so far he’s showing no wish to do so, and is perfectly happy with all the attention his sling is getting.
The sling comes off in another couple of days and things will be back to normal…as such Piglet is back to normal already. Phew! The night he fell down was one sleepless night for all of us. Not for Piglet, he did eventually sleep, but all of us were worried. Piglet is usually the grin and bear it type, he hardly ever cries, so when he does, we take it pretty seriously.
Note: We didn’t feel the doctor’s sling was adequate enough so we tied a towel on top of his sling to make sure he keeps it immobile. Piglet really was quite sporting about it 😀