A sleepless night due to worry, Beauty however slept quite well for a change. I am really worried about Beauty's infected hand. I am off to Boots the Chemist today to buy gloves , hand wash, paper towels,wound sprays and dressings etc to do as much as I can to help the situation. She has started chewing on her other hand now! I might have to bandage that one up as well to stop anything happening.Strapping Beauty's hands will be prevention ........no matter how silly she looks(like a boxer) with 2 bandaged hands!
Fiona suggested a muzzle!
You name it ,I bought it!
I also went to Asda Chemist and bought stuff for dressing her hand. I asked the pharmacist's assistant for swabs and steristrips and the assistant found me a packet of OPENED swabs and asked me how many I wanted. I told the assistant that I couldn't use those as the packet was opened and she proceeded to touch the swabs with her bare hands. The hands that she did not sterilise after going to the toilet, the hands she did not sterilise after touching coins that she put into the till, the hands that could have been anywhere or touched anything? I told the assistant that she could not sell an opened pack and she looked at me as if I were stupid. She queried with the pharmacist(M's sister Anastasia) and the pharmacist said they were OK but what could you possibly use swabs from an opened pack from? I told the pharmacist that I was a nurse and I knew a little about the management of infection. The assistant came back with 3 sealed packets of swabs!
I bought sterilising fluid for Beauty's dishes and cutlery, paper hand towels. a top and tail bowl and lots of other stuff and the checkout operator asked us if we were running a nursery.More like a children's home!