Monday, October 31, 2005

Fat in my finger

Well, while Jerry is at home nursing his wounds, I'm sitting here at work totally freaked out about the news I got about my own battle wounds.

I got bit in the middle of the scuffle yesterday...I don't think I mentioned that in yesterday's post. I got bit on my left middle finger by Jerry when I reached to grab him. I literally picked him up off the ground with my finger. When I realized that wasn't going to work, I frantically sat him back on the ground and stuck my other hand in his mouth to pry his jaws open. Much to my dismay, I got bit on my right middle finger as well. The part I'm freaking out about is the fact that I have a chunk of fat hanging out of my finger now. The ER doc said it's best to leave it alone because to stitch it up he would have to clip the fat off, and the area he would have to cut is too close to my nerves. He said it could cause nerve damage, and I would lose full mobility of my finger. AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

I'm on antibiotics now since it's such a big open wound. He was afraid it would get infected. I now have to check in with the ER every day for a week so they can watch it.

If I had a digital camera, I would grace my blog with some cool pictures of it. I have to say I enjoyed seeing the gruesome details of Andea's abscess in the pictures on her blog. I'm jealous!!!

I had no idea I had so much fat in my finger....I kinda wish I had this wound for my Halloween parties the other night. Some flesh hanging from any appendage is always appropriate at Halloween!!!!


Andrea said...

Your fatty finger sounds gross! I wish I could see it. Does the ER have a digital camera? Dang they should!

So how long do they expect you to deal with this dangling fat?

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Rosie said...

I agree with Andrea. The hospital should have a digi cam. they should have some money to get one.

s-hooks said...

woah, is the room spinning or is it just me?

Andrea said...

s-hooks are you drunk?

s-hooks said...

I have to stop visualizing her finger or else I'm gonna pass out!

allison said...

I'm so sorry!!! I didn't mean to contribute to you nausea today!!!