Today my 4 r old ds's babysitter took him to the pool. When they got home she said he has stepped on a rusty thumbtack
First, I am very over protective and this is a new babysitter and I have been trying to trust a little bit to have ds with her- she is fine, kind of inexperiencedm early 20's.
I know being as protective as I am I would not have missed that rusty tack and let him step on it. Anyway I was kind of upset.
So I guess he stepped on it, it didn't go all the way in. There was a drop or two of blood. She then took him back in the pool- ( she shold have cleaned it right away) and when he said it hurt ( I think a few minutes in? have to ask her tomorrow) the lifeguard disinfected it and put a bandaid on it.
Then they came home, and told me. I put him in the bath and wased it with soap and warm water. then disinfected it ( I just had wich hazel at the house) and put a bandaid on it, and socks.
It looks like just a little small pinprick pink dot, and then two scrapes. She sadi he scraped it more than a big pncture.
It was clean when I saw it and didn't get any dirt in it. He was slightly limping on it, but alternating with running.
I called his doctor to ask if we needed to get a tetanus shot. DS has no vax's. It took a whle for the doctor;s office to get back to me ( they called and I missed the message, I called back) I finally spoke to the nurse and explained it. She said she had to ask the doctor and call me back. They didn't call back so I have to call again tomorrow.
Meanwhile I know tetanus is very dangerous. I am not sure what to do. I feel like maybe I shold bring him into the doctor. Of course I am waiting to see tomorrow what they say. We live a little far from his doctor because we used to live closer to the doctor and then moved but like the doctor.
Anyway- ds seesm fine, the wound is clean and just looks like two scratches and a dot. The thing is it was a rusty tack.
So my main thing is does he need a tetanus shot?
Also, I am workkingg on trying to trust more with other people caring for my ds. I am very attached and protective, but need help this summer and so hired a babysitter. She has been pretty good so far- pretty new, but I am upset that she let him step on a rusty tack! not sure how to deal with her on that level.
mostly I want advice on if ds needs a tetanus shot or not.