Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ha ha, Universe, very funny

As many of you know, after much debate and hard talks, Laura and I decided to have a bris (circumcision) for Simon on Thursday night. It was more intense and less traumatic than I thought it would be. I'm sure I'll write more about it later. However, something happened this morning that is so ironic, I can really only laugh.

When then Mohyl (Rabbi who does the circumcision) came and was explaining the process, he kept using his left pointer finger to show us how the procedure would be done and what it would look like after. He kept using his first knuckle as the marker for where the cut would be, etc.

I took Roxie for our morning walk with the baby in the sling. Roxie, after about 5 minutes of walking, found a delicious chicken carcass to eat on the street. As I was trying to get it out of her mouth (thinking, "this is a really bad idea") she accidentally chomped my left pointer finger. Hard. Like, all the way through my nail and the whole top half of the nail came off and munched on the bottom.

Needless to say, I rushed home, a bit in shock and had poor Laura rush out of the shower to help me cut off the dangling nail, get me neosporin and Arnica to help deal with the shock. I have to go to urgent care this afternoon so they can look at it. I don't think there are stitches to be had, just a really ugly finger for a while.

So now I'm missing the top half of my nail and my finger looks...kind of like it got circumcised. Seriously.

Simon, I have one thing to say...touche

Update: Almost had to get 5 stitches but it stopped bleeding so they just put steri-strips and bandaged the hell out of it. Have to take antibiotics for 10 days and go back tomorrow. Crazy freak accident that probably was no accident at all.

1 comment:

Alexis said...

Jaime: I'm so sorry about your finger, but I have to tell you that this post is hilarious. I'm glad that the sleep deprivation doesn't seem to be affecting your sense of humor. You are a very funny mama. xo