Friday, September 19, 2014
Yesterday, I saved a finger. My son's finger. Let me tell you about it.
When the boy stepped off the school bus, the first thing I noticed was that his pinky finger was an odd shade of purple. (Yes, I notice little things like pinky fingers.) "Dude," I said. "What's up with your finger?"
He glanced down at it. "My friend hurt my finger and I had to put a Band aid on it."
"Let me look at that," I said. I stooped down and inspected the finger. That Band aid was on there so tight, it was cutting off his circulation. "Your finger is purple. We need to get this thing off right away!"
He tried to get it off, but couldn't. So I did. Let me just say, it was quite an effort! After it was removed, the blood rushed into the area, turning his finger bright red.
"It burns!" he said.
"Just for a minute, until everything equalizes."
A few seconds later, everything was back to normal. "Oh," he said. "That's better. I was wondering why my finger was so cold!"
Before I go, I'd like to let you know that as a follow-up to my radio interview on Solving the Hunger Problem, I created a Facebook group page, called Solving the Hunger Problem. It's dedicated to sharing information, solutions and ideas that may help alleviate hunger. If you are on Facebook, I invite you (and your friends) to join and share ideas you may have. You can find it here.