My son recently bumped his head and split his forehead open. No stitches needed but it's been a nightmare - I butterflied it but forgot to apply antibiotic, so I got bullied into taking him to the ER 6 hrs later. The ER botched the Dermabond application so it got infected 2 days later, the Ped didn't remove the Dermabond but gave us antibiotics to kill the infection from the inside. He bumped it again a week later and reopened it (still under the Dermabond) but the Ped said at least there will now be a real scab. The Dermabond came off another week later and now, over 3 weeks since the initial accident, there is still a tiny scab. The scar needs to be covered from the sun for 2 years. We just got the bill from the ER and after insurance it's going to be over $900, although I'm planning on protesting the bill .
I feel guilty about it happening to him while I was out of the room. I feel guilty for not taking him to the Ped right away instead of taking care of it myself. I feel guilty for costing us all this money because I forgot to use some disinfectant/antibiotic. I feel guilty that he'll have a scar because I screwed up several times in a row.
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