Man vs. Machine – Never a Good Outcome

Around 10:30 pm on Friday, Greg tried helping a guy from work with his car but got too close to the fan belt.  In the photo, you can see the skin flapped open at points A, B, & C.  Point D shows the tip of the index finger missing skin and flesh.  They had to remove the tip of the bone above the joint (just past the nail bed) to have enough skin to pull together and stitch.

He made it through my company Christmas party the next night, but woke up in the morning with a little blood seeping through the bandage.  He was told he had to go back to the ER if this happened to get it checked out.  Of course, it’s snowing today after a few days of below freezing temps, so the roads are not ideal.  I drove him there in my car and did just fine, though.  The bandages were too tight, and I guess with the additional swelling, it was just too much.  All they had to do was re-wrap the fingers.  Not a pleasant sight, and definitely not a sight for the squeamish!

We have to call the hand specialist tomorrow morning to get him seen sometime tomorrow.  They’ll have to unwrap the fingers again.  We have no idea what time that will be, but I’ll be taking off work to take him there.

Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.

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