Poor Dave’s hand is wrapped up like a prizefighter tonight thanks to butthead Big Bird. Dave reached through the fence to pet the friendly hen and Big Bird ran over and jumped at him. He pulled his hand back not thinking he had even got him, and looked at it and blood was running all down his arm! The damn bird had poked a hole in just the right place, it was bleeding like crazy! We ran inside and rinsed it off, and he kept his thumb over the hole while I got a couple gauze pads ready. I got two of them over it, and he sat down on the toilet, then suddenly he took a header and was out on the floor! Scary! I kept pressure on the wound and he quickly came to again. Then he was able to hold it while I finished wrapping it. Glad I took those first aid classes.
Of course the urgent care place isn’t open today (you think they would have business on the 4th of July with everyone blowing off thumbs and whatnot), so we’ll have to go in the morning and have them take a look at it. Needless to say we are pretty unhappy with Big Bird. I’m going to have to find him another home, or he’s going to be dinner. Dave says he’s about ready to go out there and take care of him himself!
Update: Dave is fine. We went to urgent care this morning and they cleaned it out, gave him a tetnus shot, and some antibiotics since it’s a puncture wound. It’s actually surprisingly small, it must have hit a vein or something because it sure bled like crazy. But he feels fine and it looked fine, we just have to watch it and make sure it doesn’t get infected.