I was trimming Parker's nails last night, and though he didn't yelp at any point, I apparently clipped his thumb. I say apparently because it wasn't until after I finished the second hand and sat with him for a little bit that it bled at all.
And then he really bled.
The bled all over himself, the glider, his clothes. . . . threw a fit in his bath. . . the bled on his new clean clothes, his mother, his bed and Pete, the panda he sleeps with (see above).
It wasn't gushing, we knew he didn't need stitches, we weren't freaking out that much. It was just a mess and it wouldn't stop. We finally put some gauze over it and wrapped with with a band-aid. Which while sleeping he wiggled out of in under an hour.
My mom suggested the gauze and possibly flour (like when you clip a pets nails). We tried the shaving toilet paper trick, didn't work. Anyone know a good way to stop that kind of bleeding?
Tim Kubart in the studio
4 days ago