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05 October 2006 @ 05:38 am
blood (again)  
mother has cut herself [AGAIN]!

this is her 4th deep cut this year. :s

luckily i was around this time just when she did it (trying to pry open a tin lid which has just been cut open by one of those old-style can-openers... a jagged edge with her bare thumb). i pretty much grabbed her thumb and stopped her bleeding right away with a piece of cotton wool and some povidone iodine, and bandaged her up good and proper. it's a good thing her daughter is mildly hypochondriac and has shitloads of first aid stuff on hand all the time. and by now, i'm getting rather good at taking care of her injuries.

it's funny how everytime she wounds herself, our roles reverse in a split second - she becomes the daughter and i become the mother. she stays meekly quiet while i boss her injured body part around.

i wish she'd stop doing it. :(

心疼 (heartache) everytime.

sigh.


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sticker mansilver_crv on October 5th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
as grow older, our reflexes and accuracy tend to slow abit...properly thats why..
JV: downdrag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
indeed. she never used to be so accident-prone. :[ i think it's only going to get worse as the years go by! i will be on stand-by. :)
.that girl.: bundled upgirlwhowaits on October 5th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
Sometimes they don't realise that the edges are still sharp :\

I got my grandma one of those new ones that open cans smoothly after she cut her finger as well.
JV: downdrag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
i keep trying to tell mother that she's not made of metal! :\
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Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on October 5th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
aiyos!

get a new can opener?

i managed to change almost everything at home to non-fatal when i get back. hurhur. :p
JV: downdrag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
actually i think we have a new one! she's just used to using that old thing... i think i will go and throw it away while she's out. haha!
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icklemonsterickleoriental on October 5th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
awww but it's not on purpose right?
JV: downdrag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
oh no, definitely not! age is catching with her, that's why. :\ and she reckons she's tougher than she is. :)
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vanessafridavanessafrida on October 5th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC)
awww.....i hope it isnt too deep a cut
JV: downdrag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
she always manages to cut deep. one of my melbourne babes reckons she actually loves the attention. haha! i hope she's not doing it on purpose!

or maybe she's getting less careful because if she cuts herself "my daughter the semi-pro paramedic is around anyway".
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hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on October 5th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC)
my ah bu more drastic... she can be dozing off from the high chair and next moment fell flat on her face. then she had a bump or braised her knee... she always get scoldings from me for not resting or taking care of herself. she just act cute and laugh off...

mother mother ah bu ah bu... made daughters worry.

hope auntie is better... yes, throw away that open can opener. sh.... :P :X
JV: surprise!drag0nette on October 5th, 2006 06:35 am (UTC)
woah... hitting her head is very dangerous! beware blood clots and stuff. a friend of a friend fell down while visiting another friend in hospital, hit her head and is in near-death situation! and this is a young lady in good health.

must not let your mother fall down like that... get her a nice big osim chair to doze in? :)
(no subject) - hianhwee on October 5th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
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The Citygentcitygent on October 5th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
you're a good daughter ;o)
JV: leaf116drag0nette on October 5th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
a good mother deserves a good daughter. :)
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farah ^_~farahdean on October 14th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
watsons used to sell this can opener that cuts really clean. it cuts not the top in like old fashioned cutter but a whole portion of the top of the can. the whole top plus a bit of the sides comes off & no need to pry the sunk top(like you need to with old fashioned cutter). if i can get the brand, i would drop you a note. a good tool for your kitchen.
JV: cuedrag0nette on October 15th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
ah... yes i used to have one of those myself when i lived in aus. i loved it. :) thanks babe!
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 Lee  (Tracy Lee, actually :)popcorn_feet on October 15th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
Ive done that twice - those fucking can lids make the worst cuts! is she okay???
JVdrag0nette on October 15th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
she has healed very quickly this time! :) i think the key was my stopping the bleeding instantly the second she got the cut. thanks for your concern! and don't do it a third time. :)