Crikey

October 17, 2002 - 5:09 pm 2 Comments

I knew it was going to be a bad day when I went out to the car and saw a badly mutilated squirrel, at least I think it was a squirrel, with yellow jackets and flies all over it, lying on the ground right next to the car.

So I went to the doctor who said that I would have to have a wet dressing for the next month. This means that every day I have to go to the Wound Care office at the hospital and have them pack the huge hole my boob with saline-soaked gauze and tape it closed. Isn’t that gross?

The hospital is having some sort of drill today and they have all but the main entrances locked. There is a cop and a guy with a Geiger counter at the main entrance, checking badges. The hospital people claim it’s a drill for a Code White, which is a major catastrophe like a bomb or a plane crash.

All in all, an unnerving day.

2 Responses to “Crikey”

  1. JenBen Says:

    Ummm, how is it supposed to heal if you’re packing wet gauze in it? Is it supposed to heal with a hole in it? I don’t get it.

  2. Addlepated Says:

    Yeah, color me confused too. He said that this way it would heal from the inside out, so I guess over the course of a month the hole will get smaller.