Thursday, June 4th, Big Balsam Lake, Grand Rapids, MN
Mike my never clean another fish, he caught just a couple of fish Thursday night and proceeded to clean them. A mosquito wanted to help by irritating Mike. As you know from previous posts the little buggers just love Mike’s blood. He had the filet knife in his right hand brought his left hand up to swat the mosquito and the left hand and filet knife came in contact. A big gash on the top of his left hand. Now he really needs a blood transfusion, boy did he bleed just like a stuck pig. or is it stuffed pig, what ever. A trip to the emergency room in Grand Rapids at 8:30 PM. By the time we got to the hospital a 45 minute drive it had stopped bleeding. He was so lucky no stitches they were able to glue it with Dermabond.
He was able to forgo the pain from the Novocain and stitches, just the tetanus shot bothered him. He is on the mend and the doctor didn’t think he would need a transfusion. The doctor and nurses really got a kick out of Mike and how he got wounded, they do get a lot of fish stories, but thought his was one of the best. I bet they tell all their patients that.
I believe he will live to clean another fish.