Well off to the doctor's we go today to get my husband's hand opened up and cleaned out. He cut the back of his hand open near hie middle knuckle July 2nd and it has been swelled to some extent ever since. He's progressed from family doctor to ER to hand specialist who thinks it may be abscessed and he is going to open it back up. I was shocked they told him he could drive himself home. It's his right hand and its not just a surface wound so when they numb it it can't be just the top layer of skin they numb like they do for stitches. Guess I'll see how this turns out soon as his appointment is this morning.