Thank you everyone for the well wishes ❤ I really appreciate them! You guys are awesome (and I will respond to your comments eventually! I have a lot of catching up to do)
For those of you that missed it, you can read the full version here, but the short version is I got bit trying to help a dog that had gotten hit by a car.
I got an update from Animal Control on Monday, and the dog is doing well. He is recovering as expected and he is back home with his owners! I won’t get another update from Animal Control and I haven’t been contacted by the owners so I am going to have to take it on faith from here, but it sounds like he is going to be just fine ❤
As for me, all of my injuries, except for my thumb, are healing quickly. I have no pain in my fingers, wrist or hand and have full range of motion. My thumb is still swollen and hurts a lot, but I had a Doctor’s appointment today and he thinks it is fine, it just needs time to heal.
Here are pictures of my wound progressions:
I don’t have full range of motion back in my thumb yet and it is still swollen. Here is a video of it compared to my uninjured right thumb:
With my thumb the Doctor thinks it could be one of three things:
- It took the brunt of the damage and just needs more time to heal
- There could be a deep ball of infection that the original antibiotics didn’t kill
- I could have a hairline fracture.
He took X-Rays of my thumb and there is a tiny line but he can’t tell if it is a nutrient vessel or a stress fracture. Apparently nutrient vessels are normal parts of the human body and can sometimes show up in X-Rays and are often mistaken for stress fractures? But even if it is a fracture they wouldn’t do anything about it, so either way its a moot point.
He also said he doesn’t really think its a deep infection because they are kind of rare in cases like this. He doesn’t want to give me a second round of antibiotics because the next set are super rough on your stomach. If my thumb takes a turn for the worse then I will start those antibiotics but he doesn’t want me to take them if I don’t need them.
He also did some checks to see if I had nerve or tendon damage and he doesn’t see anything concerning. Basically he thinks it is fine and I just need to give it more time to heal.
I asked him when he thought I would be able to play sports again and he said not until at least September, so that really sucks. I don’t know how I am going to survive!
Anyway, I’m fine (or I will be soon enough) I’m just a big baby when it comes to injuries 😂 But I don’t regret it at all! I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Thanks again for all your well wishes ❤ Don’t forget to give your fur babies lots of hugs and cuddles ❤ Here are some random dog gifs, just because they are adorable: