Ack! It's how they got it out...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    that's the worst part!

  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green


    Very lucky man!
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Happens more often than you think. Tony has been shot in the foot, the hand and if he ticks me off many more times...some more important places may get aimed at!
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    Ouch! But nothing compared to some poor guy who had a tree branch about 4 in in diameter sticking out of his head. He walked away from it too. But it took the docs much longer to figure out how to remove it without creating even more damage.

    Nice that the guy is ok though.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  6. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

  7. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Can't believe there wasn't someone in the room with a video camera as they took this out......Claw hammer???? Who knew docs wore a tool belt?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member


    You'd be surprised how many carpenter's tools are used in surgery. Of course they are sterilized and some are made out fo surgical steel, but don't be surprised if you see a Makita drill in the surgery room, if you go in for a procedure.
  9. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Witz, this sorta ties in with your "You might be a man" thread.
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Sort of Vietnam era medicine. I like it. Why complicate things when you don't have to? I like that dr!
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911

    (cue music)

    HAmmer Time.......

  12. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    All I can say is OUCH. What a weird thing to happen. I don't think I'd be walking my dog anytime soon.

  13. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    In 7th grade I put a crochet needle through my hand accidentally. My dad grabbed nippers to cut it on the way to the hospital.

    They were going to have me wait 1-2 hours until maintenance could get there with a tool to cut it (It was a very fine crochet needle). I had a hissy about wanting my dad cause he oculd do it. So tehy brought him back to the ER room and sure enough, the doctor had my dad cut the needle. They didn't even clean the nippers, though I got a round of antibiotics.

    To this day we don't ever let my dad see me with a crochet needle.
  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    It does make sense. But - ACK! I could never be a doctor!
  15. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

  16. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I'd be worrying about infection getting into the brain from a wound like that. Fair enough to just pull it out, but how did they clean the wound? Although I suppose the nail would have been pretty much sterile (not having been handled at all, or been kicking around in a bloke's tool box). Still, that's a deep, narrow wound and I would hope they made sure that bacteria from the scalp weren't driven deep into his brain.