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    Dog bite

    I just saw this. So sorry about the bite. Was the dog tested for rabies? Did you call animal control? I suppose the hospital would report a dog bite. In this area, there are police/sheriff/animal control logs & dog bites seem to happen more than you would think, especially from pit bulls.

    The MD could have explained a little more. Regular clinics rarely give IV antibiotics. A hospital has the lab facilities to run a culture and do a quick gram stain that will show what the probable bacteria is, as well as give the antibiotic. The culture takes about 3 days but the gram stain results can allow them to put you on a broad spectrum antibiotic (covers a lot of types of bacteria). When the culture comes back, they can give you a more appropriate antibiotic if needed.

    The Dr. may have been blunt because many people ignore infections & they can become cellulitis then blood poisoning (septic shock).

    I hope you're doing fine by now.
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    Posted 05-27-2017 at 06:51 PM by Nik333 Nik333 is offline
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    Dog bite

    Ouch! I'm sorry this happened to you Startingover! What a shock it must have been to be attacked like that. It's good that the IV drip helped though. Hopefully the neighbor does something so that the dog can't attack anyone again.

    Barb
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    Posted 05-02-2017 at 06:56 PM by gma2rjc gma2rjc is offline
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    injuries

    Heres my experience. As a woodworker, I'm always conscience of safety, so I thought. I was doing a repetitive cut of a bunch of pieces of wood, on my table saw. I was very tired and only had 1 more piece to cut on my ancient 10" table saw. Wasn't paying attention and put the blade right through nail of middle finger. Very lucky!!
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    Posted 03-13-2014 at 08:40 PM by garmtn338 garmtn338 is offline
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    injuries

    Hey SO,

    I think it's a natural tendency to have small "slips in judgement" as we get older. I'm only 46, and I sometimes find myself making careless mistakes, that I wouldn't have in the past. I don't know if it's out of laziness, being too comfortable, or just getting senile, but they happen occasionally. I have never hurt myself "that bad", but I still have time... ; ) On the other hand, your incident doesn't sound like any of the things I mentioned. It sounds like a plain, old, routine, run of the mill accident. Coulda happened to anyone, at anytime, so I wouldn't sweat it too much, and I hope you stood up quickly and said "Hey! Who put that there!?!
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    Posted 02-08-2014 at 11:57 AM by DeviantDave DeviantDave is offline
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    injuries

    I cut my thumb on the table saw bad enough to tear a chunk of flesh off the tip, what they call an avulsion injury. It healed up very well, no bone involved. Since then, I learned to respect the table saw. I do get minor nicks from hand tools, less of a worry about those.
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    Posted 02-05-2014 at 06:24 PM by Jim F Jim F is online now
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    injuries

    Enjoyed the comments. I'm the kind of person who will manage to get in trouble at pretty much everything he does but at age 80, have yet to take a serious fall or cut off a finger or even break a bone. Do guess I should pay attention and scrap by "new" ladder. Why do I need to be 16 feet above the ground except it beats being six feet under it!
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    Posted 01-29-2014 at 02:13 PM by Lootas1 Lootas1 is offline
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    injuries

    All you have to do is get cut one time on a saw and you will be very conscious of the blade from then on. I have a couple of scars to prove that.

    My dad was the worlds worst to get cut. When he had something to do that is all he concentrated on, if his finger got in the way, oh well. He would scare the dickens out of me. He was hard of hearing, like me, and I would be yelling at him about to get cut and he would never hear me.
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    Posted 01-19-2014 at 08:26 AM by BigJim BigJim is online now
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    injuries

    I don't like to speak of the devil--------I've has some close calls and know that I have just been lucky.

    I have a few scars but all original parts are still attached.
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    Posted 01-18-2014 at 05:19 AM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline
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    injuries

    You be careful...Take your time...There's no project worth getting hurt over. I've taken a couple of scary falls, they were eye openers for sure.

    I still have all of my fingers (knock on wood) but I have a couple of friends that don't.
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    Posted 01-17-2014 at 06:55 PM by kwikfishron kwikfishron is online now
    Updated 01-17-2014 at 07:49 PM by kwikfishron
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    2014 New Years resolutions

    Many painters use alcohol to make the work more tolerable

    Buy good tools and better paint---when you get tired of the tedium---go outside and admire the new landscaping!

    Happy New year to you---Mike---
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    Posted 01-02-2014 at 08:24 AM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline
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    Merry Christmas

    Have a Happy New Year yourself!
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    Posted 12-31-2013 at 06:30 PM by HighGlossPL38 HighGlossPL38 is offline
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    Merry Christmas

    Thanks!
    Same to you!
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    Posted 12-25-2013 at 05:09 AM by rossfingal rossfingal is online now
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    Posted 12-09-2013 at 11:31 AM by Startingover Startingover is offline
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    Not fond of changes (new sidewalk)

    Some jurisdictions prohibit fenced front yards. Might want to check on that.
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    Posted 12-09-2013 at 11:26 AM by md2lgyk md2lgyk is offline
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    Happy thanksgiving

    Thanks!
    Same to you!!!
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    Posted 11-28-2013 at 03:45 AM by rossfingal rossfingal is online now
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    Happy thanksgiving

    Thank you so much---The best to you and those that you love--Mike----
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    Posted 11-27-2013 at 09:44 PM by oh'mike oh'mike is offline



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