Mama Diaries

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Tickle Saw

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!"

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  1. Tickles? Still hope I never have to experience that though.
    Glad he got his cast off.

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    1. They needed to draw smiley faces on the saw to make it look less scary!

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  3. We all need a tickle saw.
    Now he can wash that arm till the itchy smelly comes off.

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    1. Yes. The arm was rather stinky, if I do say so myself!

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  4. I'm glad the office had a well-behaved saw that knew how to make Bubba giggle and there was no other trauma to his arm! Congrats to Bubba for having his cast off!

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  5. Ah, that's a cute story. Fear is a funny thing, and kids have a unique way of expressing it. Glad he ended up calling it a tickle saw.

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    1. I'm glad he was okay with it, too. My daughter had a similar experience a few years ago when she broke her arm.

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  6. how does his arm looks like now, is it wrinkled after being under cast for so long?

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    1. It's not too wrinkly, but there was a lot of dead skin under the cast. The wrist bone also looks a little funny. I asked the doctor about it, and he said that when a bone breaks, a lot of bone growth occurs. It'll take 6 months to a year for the body to "streamline" the wrist so it looks normal.

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  7. I remember my daughter having her cast off her leg as a child, the saw at first scared her. Pleased Bubba have had his removed now he can get into more mischief.
    Yvonne.

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  8. How cute! I tell you what, I live for these kids and their silly sayings. What would we do without them?

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    1. He's happy to have the cast off. Not so happy about waiting another 2 weeks to ride his bike and scooter, though!

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  10. *LOL* A tickle saw! That's a good way to put it. I broke my leg when I was 13 and even then, I wasn't sure about the saw when they brought it out. No one consoled me!

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    1. Nurses back then weren't quite as kid-conscious. It's kind of scary when you see a big saw thing coming at your limb!

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  11. Beats a hacksaw I guess, I'd still not trust them though

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  12. I had no idea they made tickle saws. I love it! :) Glad your son had a good experience.

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    1. He was very happy to get his cast off!

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  13. I remember thinking the same think when I was a kid and had a cast on my leg. Keep that buzzy saw away from me! At least your son ended the session with a giggle. :-)

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  14. Oh, my! I think I would be worried about the saw too, but I'm glad it was a tickle saw instead of a cutting off your arm one. :)

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  15. I know I say this a lot, but that Bubba is a gold mine.

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  16. This is priceless. I can't help enjoying the conversation between Bubba and the nurse.

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