Micael, our lovely gentleman with a snakebite on his hand, is sooo much better. He got bit on his finger and his entire arm swelled like a balloon. Today all the swelling was down except for in his hand. We needed to relieve the pressure, so we injected some local anesthesia and sliced his hand open from between his index and middle ringer almost to his wrist. Within hours the terrible swelling was so much better he could move his hand again! We’ve learned that the decision to slice open body parts is more of an art than a science… and we are merely novice artists.