...but there are some odd things going on around our family with cuts & hands.
we just found out that my career criminal cousin who had a 5 stitched
1.5 inch cut on his palm at Christmas time and was washing dishes
without gloves and bragging about making the candy, etc. has Hepatitis
C. Theoretically that means that me & my family, my sis and most of
her family, plus a couple of extras were all exposed to this disease.
my daughter's friend started to lean against his front door, missed and
crashed his hand through the side window, was sent via ambulance to the
ER (on a Friday), was told he'd severed the tendon to his little finger
and scheduled for surgery on Monday...just to be told that he'd also
severed the tendon to the 'ring finger' and the tendon had retracted up
into his arm, so he's got to have a specialist do another surgery on
today, her other friend was using an exacto knife, to cut the binding
on his PROTECTIVE gloves for Theater, and sliced his finger open! She
was with him at the college's first aid, and they told her when it
happened (she wasn't in the room at the time), it was actually
spurting! She drove him to the local ER, where they are right now, and
she just sent me a text telling me that he nearly cut his finger
OFF...and most likely hit a tendon and if that's the case, they won't
sew it up! *same as her other friend*.
What's really upsetting
in all this, is how it all seems related somehow. The first one
threatens the health and life of my kids (my son was not there, just my
2 daughters and future son-in-law....but as the younger daughter put it
yesterday, if she were to contract Hep C, it would keep her from giving
blood! She's a regular donor, very proud of the fact that every
donation 'saves 3 lives'.
the two friends, the first one is a young man she's wanting to get to
know better. They have a lot in common, he's been a Christian for 5
years and is doing 'stand up comedy'....he was supposed to go with us
this weekend on a trip to So. Cal. My husband was looking forward to
getting to know him. But for his career, he was booked in one of the
bigger comedy clubs down there, and now he can't go. Plus the fact that
he was going to act as 'MC' for a charity event my daughter and her
other friend are involved in, and he's going to miss so many
rehearsals, he may not be able to.
The other friend is also a
'theater geek', and he just got a 'call back' for a play that is going
to be going into production soon, besides the above mentioned charity
play they are in. He's a major character in it...so I don't know how
they're going to work in a bandaged hand into the part!
odd is that though, for 3 major medical issues involving 'hands' to
affect your family? Am I just seeing/feeling things that are not
I know I have a very over-active imagination.
Please keep us all in prayer. The odds of us actually being affected by the 'brush' with Hep C are low, but they are possible.
two young men may have life changing injuries...pray for complete
healing...and especially for the first friend, who, in my opinion was
NOT treated properly in the first place! At least with the boy now,
they are saying they won't stitch things if he hit a tendon, since it
will have to be dealt with by a specialist. The first kid they stitched
and sent home for 3 days!! Now the damage is so bad, he's got to have a
major operation. I also just realized that he's not able to work, so
who knows how this will affect him financially.