By Anonymous - 16/03/2012 20:23 - Ireland
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Wow, that really sucks, if I were you, I'd get him a doctor.
Really? Have you never experienced minor injuries, if one can even call them that, before? Neither a simple bloody nose nor a swollen eye are reasons to visit a doctor. Give it some time, gentle care, and ice if you prefer, and the swelling will go down. As for the bloody nose, noses bleed quite easily; you shouldn't visit the doctor for it. By the time you get there, it'll likely be over. The only likely reason he should visit the doctor is if his nose is broken in any way, which would be pretty obvious from the start. This is one of the many reasons doctors don't take enough time for their patients - we have idiots who go to the doctor for these "issues." Many athletes and people who play life rough experience these things a lot. Don't overreact to it. Doesn't mean you can't treat it nicely, but don't waste your time and quite possibly your money with going to a doctor about a case like this. There are exceptions, but knees to the face happen often, and unless there are more significant complications, save yourself!
137 - Well, you're definitely right there. Sorry. It is better safe than sorry, and I'm not remotely saying this for most head injuries. In fact, I was just referring to the swelling and bloody nose. I was a bit overreactive, actually. It just suddenly surprised me how often the "go to a doctor" comments come up in an FML.
Way to go, op! Not only did you hurt him, you also only "fondled his diddlestick" rather than getting him medical help.