Update: Danny took Bun to the doctor for his thumb. While sitting in the waiting room it burst oozing pus and blood down his hand. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic in case the infection spread to his knuckle- which is kinda hard to tell when you're three and your thumb is fairly short anyhow. They went downtown to get the prescription because it wasn't available on base. Bun is pretty happy that he has a Dora band-aid and has forgotten about the pain.
Bun came up to me yesterday and said,
"Mommy, my tumb (thumb) hurts. It will fall off. Maybe Gabbers can give me hers tumb."
I nonchalantly replied,
"Oh Bun, you can't get someone else's thumb. Did you bump it? Here, I'll kiss it better."
Then I kissed his thumb, sent him on his way, and dismissed the subject.
Today I was washing his hands for him after breakfast at the kitchen sink and he kept saying "Ow!" and pulling his hands away from me. I thought, maybe he wants to wash more slowly or something. So I washed my hands and indicated to him to wash like me. And then I noticed his right thumb was swollen and green around the thumbnail. Yikes!
Any ideas what would cause a Bun thumb to become swollen and green?