OK, I'm trying not to panic, but this morning at 4 AM I was awakened suddenly by my four-pound Pomeranian attacking my right hand. Something must've spooked her, because she bit my right pinky finger. Punched a hole right into the pad, and poked two more little holes right above the fingernail. Apparently she also bit my inner forearm because there is a 2" bruise there as well. (I don't remember that at all, but I was probably so stunned from the bite on the finger that I didn't notice anything else. I saw the bruise later that morning.)
So, what's the problem? Besides being fairly swollen and painful, the fingertip is completely numb. I can't feel a thing. More specifically, I can't feel the bow when I try to play.
I went to the doctor to have the finger looked at and check about a tetanus shot (had one in '04, so I'm good). He prescribed an antibiotic and pretty much said "well, there's lots of nerves in there and they're really tiny, so we'll just have to wait to see if there's any nerve damage." Uhhh...ok?
So, my question is: anyone have a similar experience? Tell me about it. Did the numbness subside? Or, if not, was it a big deal to get used to having no feeling in a fingertip?
I know it could have been a lot worse--it could have been a finger on my left hand, or it could have been my face, but I'm still feeling pretty upset about it. Stupid canine.
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