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Christmas in the Emergency Room

December 26th, 2014 at 06:03 am

Potato peeler: 5
DH: 0

We spent a couple of hours in the emergency room today. DH managed to peel a chunk of flesh off his finger when he was peeling potatoes and we couldn't get the bleeding to stop. It wasn't the sort of injury they could stitch up, either. It took a long time get it to stop and even now it's still leaking a bit.

We got to spend a couple hours alone together. It was much more restful at the ER than at the in-laws house. SIL and her daughters were fighting as usual and it was particularly obnoxious, so it was nice to be able to get away from that for a while, even if it wasn't good circumstances. The ER was deserted so we got taken right back.

They did numb it for him and put on a vasoconstrictor (sp?) gel that helped constrict the blood vessels. Cautery would have been the best thing for it, but I guess they don't do that anymore. It's going to leave a dime-sized scar anyway. They also gave him a tetanus shot because it has been a long time since he had one.

If this had to happen, I'm glad it did before the deductible resets in January. ER visits are usually a few hundred dollars. We only saw a nurse and PA, though, no doctor, so that should help with costs.

I'm not sure how we're going to get the rabbits butchered now. I knew DH putting it off this long was going to come back and bite him in the butt. Hopefully we can get someone to come help.

I hope everyone else had a less eventful Christmas. Now my wish for the new year is to have far less crazy!

10 Responses to “Christmas in the Emergency Room”

  1. Tabs Says:

    Made me cringe reading that. Hope it heals quickly!

  2. Bluebird Says:

    Glad you got a few hours of quiet, but I hope your DH feels better!

  3. househopeful Says:

    Ouch. I hope that he's feeling better today! I once broke my arm on Christmas Day, so I do understand how crazy the day gets when you have an emergency like that.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad it wasn't a more serious injury. I hope he heals fast!!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Glad he is feeling better!

  6. Buendia Says:

    Ugh! I am so sorry! (But your comment about the deductible made me chuckle - I would have said the same thing!). Hope his finger is better soon!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I'm glad it wasn't worse, and also glad you got a break from the in-laws! Always a silver lining, huh? Smile

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry this happened. Kind of sad it was quieter at the ER ...

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ouch! Not a fun way to make memories on Christmas.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    I had to change the bandages today. It looks awful and is still slowly bleeding. I hope that tapers off soon.

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