|Point of injury below pinky toe, red streak flowing medially|
Well, a few days ago, Boo was jumping on the bare mattresses we had laying on the living room floor and a piece of metal poked through and stuck her in the foot. Wifey slapped a bandaid on it and off she went, back to playing. She went to school fine the next day as well although she did mention that her foot hurt a little.
Now, day three, Wifey summons me to look at Boo's swollen sole of her foot. There it was...the telltale "red streak" of tetanus reaching across her foot. Of course, this HAD to happen during the tiny little 30-day window that our family doesn't have medical insurance (since I've started a new job.)
I called the local Urgent Care clinic, which is called Active Care here in Idaho apparently, and made some inquiries. If I got her there right away, they would squeeze us in before they closed for the day. Zippidy Doo Da and we were in the lobby. An hour later she got her tetanus shot in the thigh and a prescription for antibiotics.
There is no 24-hour pharmacy in our neck of the woods, which I filed away in my mental Rolodex, and we hurried to the nearby Costco to utilize their cheap meds.
Like she didn't have enough misery with her appendectomy in 2014. She is recovering fine and to prove misery loves company...Flower started throwing up that night around 1am.
Ah, the parenting life...