A quick Monday morning post before the day is upon me

July 7, 2014 @ 7:00 am | Filed under:

And when I say “upon me,” I mean sitting on me in a squashing manner, because that’s what’s on the calendar today. So far, this has been a summer exceedingly full of running around.

Huck’s poor infected finger had been doing better, so it seemed, after he started antibiotics the week before last. By this weekend the antibiotics were done and the infection most certainly was not. Again I’ll spare you the ugly details. Of course it was a holiday weekend. We spoke to the on-call doctor at our practice on Saturday and he instructed us to take Huck to the ER at Children’s.



A dose of Versed, several shots of Lidocaine, and one fingernail-removal later, and I had a very stoned little boy waving his mummified hand in immense delight, inquiring of everyone who passed: “Why can’t I feeeeeeel it?”

Happy to report the finger is looking MUCH better this morning. Healing at last, I think. And yes, the irony of the On Tide Mill Lane parallel is not lost on me. Very happy my boy’s infected finger occurred in 2014, not 1814.

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  1. Penny says:

    Happy (and speedy!) healing to Huck. Poor guy.

  2. monica says:

    my son had a hangnail that went reeeeealllly bad last year. probably some of the same details that you are sparing, i will spare you also. needless to say my cool as a cucumber husband almost passed out in the dr office. antibiotics and soaking it in warm soapy water helped. the nail did come back and now you cant tell which finger it was.

  3. Ellie says:

    Poor little guy! Poor Mama! (Hey, didn’t you have a similar foot/toenail thingy recently?!).

    Hope and pray it is going to fully heal now!!


  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    Sure did! Can’t help but notice no one offered ME Versed before sticking needles full of Lidocaine all over my foot. Including BETWEEN THE TOES, which oughta be against the law. 😉

    Huck’s finger looks so much better today, it’s amazing.

  5. sarah says:

    So glad antibiotics still work, even if it takes a while to find the right one. So glad too his finger is getting better now.

  6. Ellie says:

    SO glad to hear his finger is looking better. 🙂

    Ah yes, the shots betwixt toes. Thought I was remembering correctly. Ergh. {{hugs}}