We took a couple of loads of books and a couple of bookcases to the new apartment today. I unloaded the boxes while Dom went back for a second trip, keeping an eye on Bella while I unpacked.
She was quite the handful, especially while Dom was making trips back and forth to the car and thus had to leave the back door open. Every time I looked away for a minute, she’d made a break for the door and was either out on the back porch or climbing the back staircase that leads up to the attic (to which we don’t have access). She’s a regular little Harry Houdini.
When we were leaving, Bella started to tumble as she was going down the porch steps. I made a fabulous mom-dive and caught her just before she cracked her head on the step. Unfortunately, I sustained an injury while doing so: a splinter driven up under the fingernail of my right middle finger. Ouch!
Isn’t that a form of torture outlawed under the Geneva Conventions?
The worst is I can’t figure how to get the thing out. I’ve tried tweezers and a needle, but it’s really wedged under the nail. Do you think it will work its way out on its own? Or should I seek professional medical help?