Re: How to heal a busted toe
It's been day 3 since the injury. I stand corrected, as it was a slab of dirtrock that he dropped on his foot, not sheetrock.
Anyway, every night when he gets home from work I soak his foot in Epsom salt. It seems to be helping alot. We started 2 hours for day one, 1:30 hours for day two, and today was a 1 hour soak. He is still slightly bleeding, a small, but constant flow right before his cuticle line where it split from impact.
After each soak we give his foot some air time. I believe the soaks are helping with the swelling alot. We have not used any ice because he pitched the biggest fit over it and I am ready to string him up. Husbands.. I swear!
Anyway, after some air, because of the bleeding, I put a good dose of neosporin on his toe around the wound and am currently using gauze and that breathable tape to keep everything together. This is changed 3 times a day and is a MUSt because he is not taking any time off of work and is on his feet all day long, thus the bleeding is an issue that is starting to worry me a bit.
Can't drag his butt to a doctor so I have to be doctor for him... Would the use of a liquid bandaid be something to use to stop/minimize the bleeding?
I honestly believe the reason behind the bleeding is that when he walks or moves his toe at all, it moves his nail against the split skin...
Also at night while his foot gets some air, we prop it up, as suggested.
Am I doing things right? Whenever he's in pain, tylenol is what I give him, though his regular plea for it died down by tuesday and he's only had 1 does of it the whole day while he was at work today...
I guess I just need some reasurance.