Ok no real pot to this post other than to relay an experience with a sliver and a clinic. I got a really small sliver in my hand the other day off loading some wood. It went in deep and broke off. I always carry a pin with me for such occasions. Well the pin couldn't find it and I wasn't about to do any major surgery with my olfa knife so off to the clinic I went. The Doc Froze the already tender area and of course didn't get the exact right spot so more freezing went in. while he was poking around the blood stgarted flowing so out comes another needle and some kind of drug that slows the bleeding. Now you have to picture me laying on my back with my arm at my side with the doc working on the sliver. I am not aware of exactly what he is doing as he is a doctor and he has gone to school to learn his trade. Well he can't find the sliver. But he has excavated a hole in my hand from what looks like a 1/4 inch deep or at least to the tendon. "Oh well" he tells me "I can't see it and that is all I can do. Flush it lots and maybe the slivver will come out on it's own. If it continues to bother you you might want to go to the hospital and have them look at it. Maybe a plastic surgeon" Ok remember this is a little wood sliver. He has cut my hand leaving a big hole in it and still hasn't found the sliver now he wants to send me home with the open wound. Oh I suggest maybe throwing a stitch in it for caution sake as well as it is already frozen. Well he does that and a bandage goes on and home I go. Well I flush it and bandage it again a couple of times and this morning i get up and go to change the dressing and find that an infection has set in. Gee am I not surprised. Guess what the sliver is still in there too. Guess where i am going today? Hospital first and them maybe back to the clinic to punch the doc with my good hand. Ok out stretch arms and breath deep and repeat we will not punch the doc, we will not punch the doc.