Sunday, November 24, 2013

snip and tuck

It's a shame that SB has such an adverse reaction to needles because one of my awesomely useless skills, along with architectural hand lettering and colored marker illustrations, is the ability to sew perfect, little stitches on many materials including skin.  I shall never get the opportunity to practice my skills thanks to last summer's debacle.

Last night SB returned home sporting an impressive, little gouge in his elbow.  He was vague on the details but it appeared that he was involved in a scuffle with another player that (for once) wasn't his fault.  The other player received a double penalty and SB continued to play without realizing that he was bleeding all over the ice.

He needed stitches but it wasn't going to happen so I was very happy that I had picked up a handful of butterfly bandages last summer when we were in the States.  I haven't been able to find them here in Hong Kong.  You can make your own but I prefer the ones you buy at first aid stores because they are strong and adhere more than regular bandages.  This is important because you are using the butterfly to close a laceration in lieu of suturing.

Overall I think that I did a pretty good job.  SB will live to fight play another day.

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