My son got his cast off yesterday. He was thrilled! But he was a little apprehensive when he saw the saw used to remove it.
"Are you going to cut my arm off?" he asked the nurse.
The nurse laughed. "No. We fixed your arm. Why would we cut it off?"
"I don't know. Maybe if you goofed, you'll have to saw it off," he answered.
"We're not going to saw off your arm."
"Okay. But is it going to hurt?" My son was not convinced that the saw thing was a good thing.
The nurse shook her head. She turned on the saw and held the blade against her own hand. "No. It won't hurt you even if it touches your skin." She explained how the saw action was a back and forth vibrating movement.
He looked at her skeptically. "But it's loud like a regular saw!"
She held it against her hand again. "See. It doesn't hurt!"
"Okay." Bubba let the nurse take his arm and saw off the cast. She was very careful, but Bubba must've felt something when the saw came in contact with his arm. He giggled. "You're right. It's not a bad saw. It's a tickle saw!"