kdorian (kdorian) wrote in little_details,
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A little maiming, please

I need a hand injury severe enough to force a four-year-old right-handed child to learn to be left-handed, but (preferably) not so severe that the hand is completely unusable or obviously maimed five or six years later (if possible). An injury that takes long enough to heal that the kid would have learned to write and use the left hand by the time the right is usable would be fine.

Injury sources available are being in the vicinity of a grease fire, and being struck by a car/truck and thrown by the impact resulting in other significant injuries.

Setting is 1990s Britain, so modern health care is available.

ETA: Wow, it doesn't seem to take much to cause a preferred-hand switch at that age! Thanks, everyone!
Tags: ~car accidents, ~fires, ~medicine: injuries to order
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