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Should I take him to get stitches? *pic* Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
28th Dec '12

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Also, he has been having a fever since last night, complaining that his ears hurt when he yawns, and today started complaining that his neck hurts. I checked him and he can move it side to side w.o pain but it hurts him to move it up and down. Is that considered a stiff neck?

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 52 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 7974 posts
status 28th Dec '12

Yes! He will have a big scar if you leave it

Faye's Mama 1 child; Springfield, MO, United States 4569 posts
28th Dec '12

I would of taken him in early.
You don't want an infection to get into his eyes.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 9728 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" Also, he has been having a fever since last night, complaining that his ears hurt when he yawns, and ... [snip!] ... checked him and he can move it side to side w.o pain but it hurts him to move it up and down. Is that considered a stiff neck?"</blockquote>




The way I look at it if you have to ask its a yes. Just to be safe.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Emily :):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" Also, he has been having a fever since last ... [snip!] ... Is that considered a stiff neck?"</blockquote> The way I look at it if you have to ask its a yes. Just to be safe."</blockquote>




This exactly.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
28th Dec '12

I would go in. Even if he doesn't need them he might need meds for the fever.

Lucky_me Due June 7; 18 kids; Mattoon, Illinois 1107 posts
28th Dec '12

Well they actually cant do sitches if it has been past 12 hours... however it sounds like he is sick anyway so i would say take him to get checked out and see what they say. It really cant hurt plus if his ears are hurting he may have an ear infection

House of Estrogen Washington, District of Columbia 625 posts
28th Dec '12

It might be too late for stitches. When I sliced my foot open, they told me that if I had waited more than 8 hours, there wouldn't be much they could do for it.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
28th Dec '12

When did it happen? If it's past a certain time they won't do stitches. Go to the store and buy butterflies and put it on there yourself.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
28th Dec '12

He just felt, the fever is what it's from last night.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
28th Dec '12

If his neck hurts when he puts his chin to his chest, he needs to be seen - that's a sign of menigitis.



As for the cut, it looks like it could take a stitch or two. My daughter has a similar cut on her head under her hair. I didn't bring her in, and now she has a scar. With it being so close to his eye, I'd at least have it checked.



Hope he feels better!

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" He just felt, the fever is what it's from last night."


Yes, go ahead and take him in then.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" He just felt, the fever is what it's from last night."</blockquote>




Yup id go then.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4235 posts
28th Dec '12

Thank you ladies

user banned New York 15996 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" Thank you ladies"


Honestly I seen your post last night and I would've taken him into the ER last night. Sometimes you gotta trust your mom's instinct. A lot of these woman are over the top about the ER. Hope he feels better soon.