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November 2, 2007

Ear today gone tomorrow

The other day poor Raphael decided to stop and get his haircut and the hairdresser accidentally cut his ear with her scissors. It’s not just one of those nicks that you can sometimes get from a dentist, but a good chuck of skin was snipped.

It took him and a couple beauticians a half hour just to stop the bleeding with some gauze and bandage at the salon. He went to the doctor the next day and when they removed the bandage it again started bleeding for another 20 minutes, which is why I stopped removing the bandage the night before once I saw that it would pull on his skin again. The doctor finally made the bleeding stop using the stuff they give boxers to stop bleeding. The doc also recommended a tetanus shot be administered and told Raphael to wear a patch on his ear for the next few days.

Here he was just getting his hair trimmed, who would have expected such a mess? I never heard of such a thing happening. He wasn’t at SuperCuts either; he was at a salon in Abbot Kinney and the hairdresser says she had been styling hair for four years without incident.

For those who can take it (not me) here's a photo of the cut (click here) two days later.

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11 comments

  1. Two words: Judge Judy!

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  2. I knew an old chinese man once, who had a piece of his ear missing and he said it was a good conversational piece and it brought him good luck.

    Audrey

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  3. My husband had his mom cut his hair years ago when he was about 9 years old. She snipped off a chunk of his ear too. To this day, if you look close enough, you can see that his ear is just a tad deformed. He never lets his mom forget it.

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  4. OMG!!! That looks like it really smarts! I hope that the salon offered retribution for the "incident". Regardless, here are best wishes that it heals (w/o scarring or any additional infection/pain!!).

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  5. OMG that is quite a chunk of skin! Poor Raphael.

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  6. Oh wow! that's a big cut... Poor Raphael.

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  7. Yipes! I hope it will heal well without any complications. How odd. In defense of SuperCuts, I used to get GREAT haircuts there when I lived in Atlanta. (Yeah, yeah, I know. I just have to defend 'em! LOL)

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  8. The Picture is gone! Did Raphael get too vain!

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  9. Thanks for the condolences. Nope teh photo is still up, you have to click on where it says "photo of the cut" to see it at http://img158.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raphaelsdownload057xl5.jpg

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  10. This happened to my 7 year old son. His cut was in the upper front portion of the ear. You can see part of the cartalidge. How does his ear look now? Did he recieve sue or settle with the salon?

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