Re: Negligence in small things.
Matt Gulick (mgulick@RADIUS.COM)
Wed, 25 Oct 1995 10:37:55 -0700
This talk of burns reminded me of my own incident a few years back. I
stepped back, tripped over my 2 1/2 year old son who was behind me. Being
6' 6" and in excess of 300 lbs I knew that it would not be good to fall on
him. I stuck my hand out for support and ran my knuckles down the side of
our stucco house. No big deal. My wife and I decide I should go in to
have it cleaned and wrapped and also because it had been a while since my
last tetanis shot. When we got to see the Dr. he did not care about the
tetanis risk, nor did he care about how bad it was. He did care that I
started antibiotics immediatly and warned me that this little scrape was
not worth loosing my hand over. That caught me off guard. I did not
appreciate the severity of these types of wounds (abrasions, burns, or any
other wound that cause the tiisue to die) until this time.
The final thought is that as we take our scouts out on activities be sure
that you have a first aid kit with antibiotic ointment and report all
injuries back to the families of the scouts involved.
I used to be a Bear...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City