Hi, I'm Dr STeve. I'm Sorry to hear about Carnita's injury
Is there any bleeding now?
Losing a nail, is like losing a fingernail in a person. It can be very painful and the tissue under the nail can be tender.
There are a few things you can try to help him. but it is possible that these suggestions could possibly cause some discomfort for him and if they do, it may be best to not continue them.
One would be to put a cold wet cloth on the foot to reduce inflammation. Ice would be good but, I am afraid the ice would be too hard and may cause pain.
Another thing that could be tried would be to try and wrap it with a telfa pad and an ace wrap to give it protection from getting bumped. Again if the pressure of the wrap seems to be irritating him then it may be causing more pain than it was trying to prevent.
I see you are stepping in and out of chat. This sometimes occurs when we are having a problem with the chat mode. Can you see anything I am typing?
If I don't see a reply from you in a minute or to I will switch to another mode. THis is called Q&A mode and you should be able to see my replies. Then you can type any questions you have for me in the box and hit send.
I am switching to Q&A Mode now.
No bleeding now and there was only a small amount in his bed but it lookspretty raw.