I cut my hand open on glass and went to Whidbey Health Medical Center and I was happy with how quickly they got me in and stitched up my hand. Well within 4-5 days, the stitches were falling out and first I sent the photos to my cousin and her boyfriend who are a nurse and doctor and they both were shocked telling me my hand was not stitched correctly. That each stitch should have been knotted separately in case one broke, the rest would be secure. The next day I had to pay for yet another doctor visit to figure out what to do with the failing 12 stitches and how to keep my huge cut from coming open especially since I told them I was heading to Hawaii this week and needed this as healed as possible. Two doctors at Kaiser both looked and told me they should have knotted each stitch and they told me all the could do at that point is try to tape it and told me not to get it wet. Pretty hard when it is my right hand and I am right handed. So, it has not healed like it should with all the stitches loosening up and some completely pulled out.
Today, my friend who just retired from nursing looked at my hand said she had never seen a hand stitched like mine was. And her daughter who is a nurse, said the same thing. They said it looked like how you would stitch fabric, not a hand.
The WORST PART is I called the Hospital twice to talk to the Director there and NO RETURN CALL. REALLY??? Someone leaves you a message about this and you don't bother to call back??? Hugely disappointing and we will see how my hand heals.
Attached is the photo of my hand after less than 5 days. I keep my hand wrapped the whole time.
I probably would not have posted this if they had called me back to talk about this. So, if you have a problem, don't count on them to care.