It was just a damn moment’s inattention… I had picked her up to go for breakfast, we went and got back to her house. I asked for a little windex and paper towels to clean my car windows because the early morning sun showed up some kind of film/fog on the windshield that made vision really bad driving into the sun. She was cleaning the outside of the window and I was cleaning the inside, and she finished and I finished and I got out of the car. And we were both moving,
And I closed the car door on her little finger. :smack: Pretty far in, to the 2nd knuckle. There was this agonizing moment as We both stared and I started to say I’m sorry and she screamed OPEN THE DOOR and I did. It didn’t look too terrible but there was a big cut and she was nearly faint with pain, and we both immediately knew that she was going to need to have medical treatment. After about two minutes to throw out some cat food and fresh water for het cats, we got in my car and headed for the University ER.
She was very lucky. I don’t really see how, but there was no broken bone. I told her it was better that it had been my car door rather than hers. My relatively cheesy little Mazda probably fits together a lot more loosely and comensates by bigger flappier rubber gaskets than her pricey Lexus. They cleaned out the wound, closed it with 4 stitches, and splinted the finger to the next one in. The finger needs to be immobilized because the cut is right over the back of the knuckle and the stitches will pull out easily if the joint bends. She’ll need to be splinted for a couple of weeks, but at least she writes with the other hand.
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