One of my cats tipped over his water and my roommate chased him into my room. I had a stiletto boot that had the heel break partway off lying on the floor. She stepped on it and sliced her foot open.
There is a gash/flap of skin about 3/4 inches wide, 1.25 inches long, that goes maybe 1/4 of an inch deep. I poured peroxide over it, wiped it with a CVS pharmacy brand antibiotic gel, and wrapped it in gauze. The flap of skin is kind of melded over where it should be. I plan on cleaning it a few times a day.
She only lost maybe a tablespoon of blood, but initially said she felt faint from the pain, which she described as intense and burning.
Did I do everything right? Does it sound like she needs stitches? Is it ok to continue to do the home first aid thing? Or is it recommended that she goes to a doctor? She can’t walk on it.
Also I bought her liquor to help her deal with the pain. Is that ok??
Thanks so much for your help!
Thanks for the help! She ironically got a tetanus shot last week. The wound has been darkening and now appears to have a black spot in the middle. The flap of skin adhered back to her foot and cannot be peeled off anymore. Not sure exactly how deep it is – probably not fully 1/4 inch, maybe 1/8 inch.
I tried to convince her to go to the ER, but she would rather go to the doctor – she has scheduled n appointment for tomorrow afternoon. I hope nothing goes wrong before then…should we be concerned about the wound darkening?