Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to give Jacob “Mr. Stitch” – or maybe we’ll just have to nickname Jacob “Mr. Stitch”. After his mini surgery things were looking fine and seemed to be healing well, but after a while a small section of his incision seemed to be haveing trouble healing – and it looked red. After talking with a friend who has been through just about everything in their family – including heart surgery, I put neopsporin on it and watched it closely. It scabbed over finally and seemed to be healing again. Then a few days later when I was getting Jacob dressed in the morning I noticed this long thin white thing sticking out of his chest.
Yup, it was a stitch. I took him in to see our pediatrician this morning and he snipped it really close, told us to keep putting neosporin on it and contact out PC (pediatric cardiologist) if it got red and puffy, etc. Maybe I should have just taken him straight in to see the PC, but it didn’t seem serious enough, and they probably would have done the exact same thing. I must say it was a bit odd and disconcerting to see this little thread poking out of his skin – but at least nothing got majorly infected – thank goodness for neosporin. 🙂