I thought to myself, "woah, that's dangerous" and moved him back. But the damage was done. There was already blood everywhere. I was calmer than I expected myself to be in that situation. I grabbed a baby wash cloth and applied pressure. The blood kept coming and coming and coming and coming! It took me 45 minutes to get it to stop!
In the end, I was covered in blood, Hen was covered, the floors covered, and the wash cloth was soaked. But Henry was fine! It looks like he sort of peeled the skin off of the pad of his index finger. It not deep, but pretty big for the size of his finger. I feel terrible.
When it came time to get a band-aid on his finger, I went to our box in our medicine cabinet. And what do I find? Well, one of those huge "I.just.ripped.off.all.the.skin.on.my.adult.sized.knee" band-aids, and about 10 of those "this.is.even.too.small.for.my.paper.cut" band-aids.Way to be prepared. So I cut that giant band-aid up, and fashioned a sort of strip, which worked for all of three minutes.