posted on Mar, 7 2011 @ 11:49 AM
Wow. This thread is downright frightful.
I have four kids, oldest 18 and the youngest 7. That sort of thing happens from footwear (sandals, with side buckles) and no socks. The footwear
chaffs against the skin, especially if it is brand new foot wear.
The OP probably doesn't know this. He's 21, a musician, therefore no health insurance. He can't just zoom to the ER, and is probably struggling
with bills. I don't know, just guessing. I had my first at 24, and was employed full time, and it was rough then. He has twins. Wow. Talk about
stress. I won't chastise him like others have for supposed child neglect. Given his age, he's doing the best he can with what he has, and NOBODY
can determine the type of parent you are except yourself. It's a learning experience, and the only way to really learn is to do it. His children
don't seem malnourished, a healthy looking leg otherwise, so obviously he can feed them and change their diapers. Amazing that, a man changing a
child's diaper? A girl, even? He gets top kudos in my book, for being a good dad with only perhaps a moment of indiscretion.
I find it odd that only one pic was posted, no lateral views to show swelling, or indication of size. If I had a young child, I would've taken
several pics, and posted them for further analysis, taking the child to the ER only if I felt something under the skin. I think THAT is the main
point people are missing. He hasn't said it, but can he really feel a foreign object under the skin? Pretty much everything else is handled with
some neosporin, a band-aid, and a get better kiss. The wound is not oozing, or seeping, and there are no severe lacerations requiring stitches. The
blood barrier is sealed, and the wounds are too symmetrical to be caused by any insect. (Except a mutant spider, haha, which don't exist!)
Waiting for more information.