Oh my God! What did you do?
It's just a scratch I said, Cindy then explained to me that if it were only a scratch blood wouldn't be running down my arm.
Cindy is a born caregiver and I am really blessed to have her, but goodness knows the hair on the back of my neck sure stands to attention when I hear the "Snap, Snap" of her rubber gloves going on.
Cindy’s Dad, our little dog Dixie, and I all snap to attention and look at each other when we hear that sound to see who the gloves are going on for, because if the gloves go on then it is serious.
I was immediately pushed into the bathroom and instructed to hold my arm over the sink, "Snap, Snap" out came her bag of medical supplies, this is a well stocked bag, bandages of all sizes, cleaning solutions, antibiotic ointments, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, chains, whips…etc
My arm was thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, antibiotic ointment applied, tourniquet twisted, gauze wrapped, cast applied, arm placed into sling, and follow up instructions given.
Seriously she cleaned it to her satisfaction and placed a band-aid on the wound, she then told me to be more careful, this is more than just a scratch, when you bleed like this you really need to take care to clean and cover it properly, this will keep it from getting infected, I had to concede that she was right and was released.
As we walked back into the living room, Cindy’s Dad noticed the band-aid on my arm and asked, what happened to him? Cindy replied Oh it's just a scratch.
Do you remove a band-aid gently, or yank it off hair and all?