The problem, you see, with Andy's arm injury, is that it is 'over-granulating.' This means the tissue that is building up to fill the void where the abscess had been drained is going a little bit mad and over-doing itself, which means in turn that it is spilling over the surface of the wound and not allowing skin to form. Or, as the doctor said cheerfully at this afternoon's hospital clinic visit, 'Mr Hunt, you have grown a mushroom on your arm!'
To wit Andy responded, 'Horses tend to over-granulate,' and he and the doctor went into some techno-medical professional chat of which the only word I understood was 'curette.'
Which means, in lay-man's terms, 'We are going to slice that mushroom off...okay?'
And he did. The doctor. The nurse squirted something anaestheticky on the mushroom, but I don't think the doctor gave it much of a chance to numb the area before he set about his curetting, not if the grimacing, and ouching, and toe-curling Andy was performing was anything to go by. Poor Andy. But he was a brave little soldier, nonetheless, probably because he is part-horse.
Alot of swabbing and compressing ensued with the nurse being very cheerful, saying things like, 'It's still gushing, isn't it?' and the doctor deciding that 2 lots of anti-biotic were called for to defeat the evil bug Pasturella, and no, Andy still COULD NOT go back to work, was he MAD?? All those animals with GERMS???? Go home, young man, go to the medical centre at least every two days for a compression dressing and KEEP IT ELEVATED!!!!
So that is where we are at. I am still wondering, in the spirit of 'These things happen for a reason,' just what the reason for all this happening is. Bit stuck, to be honest. Another hospital visit next Wednesday.
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