Saturday, July 23, 2005
my dog bit me yesterday.
today, after a visit to the emergency room and the pharmacy, my thumb is throbbing.
but at least it's still attached.
for the record, gunnar isn't mean, he's just stupid. he wanted to eat a dog license form, and my thumb got in the way.
he grabbed the form, and the last half inch of my nail, and clamped down. oh, yeah, he got me good.
the emergency room physician did a fine job with the repairs. first, with the local anesthetic; okay, that hurt. he needled "the four nerves in the thumb," one at a time, each more painful than the last.
then he cut back the nail to expose the nail matrix, which gunnar had made a mess of. then he sutured the whole thing back together. that kinda hurt, too.
bla bla bla, long story short, my weekend is shot. the dog is oblivious. and i'm on augmentin and vicodin.
and the thumb is still throbbing.