We caught one of the five so far. The cats did not go for the drop trap this a.m. in a timely fashion so now its the one by one scenario.
Yesterday, I could no longer bear the pain of my thumb. I soaked it and soaked it and with heavy magnification glasses on, plus a flashlight held in my mouth, I was able to see a white spot beneath the skin beside my thumbnail. I knew what that meant. Infection.
I got a syringe with 23 gauge needle on it, and they come sterile, for giving cats' vaccines, and began, holding the syringe in my left hand, poking with the needle down beside and under my thumb nail. If you think that sounds painful, it was. But not nearly as painful as my thumb has felt the last few days.
Suddenly I hit the pocket and out from under my nail pus comes pouring. Yuk! But the pain relief, as the pressure subsided under my nail, was instant! Out with the pus, came a sliver of wood or something. I'd driven something, probably a splinter of metal or wood, under the edge of my thumbnail. Now I knew why it was hurting.
I had to jab at it a few more times before soaking my thumb again, and repeating with new needle. I also drilled two tiny holes in my nail above that area to release pressure. I did it with a needle also, turning it back and forth, like a hand drill until I hit what lies beneath. I soaked it next in peroxide and hope I got the entire object out of there.
Don't try these things if your heart is faint.
|This is the first catch at the new Albany colony, the mom of the four teens, who are bigger than she is.|
|The Christmas trees in the snow and ice out at the farm stand near where I feed the cats.|
|They're not sold as frosted trees, but they certainly were frosted and frozen!|
|Miss Daisy and Starry are best buddies.|