Due to the efforts of Dr Watson and Myrtil, I didn't become addicted to morphine or laudium, but unfortunately after hobbling around snowdrift filled New Babbage on crutches on the trail of beasts and mysteries, my wound became infected. By the 5th of December my wound was swollen and smelly and I was highly feverish.
|Visiting hours at the New Babbage free clinic|
|The surgeons arrive to look at my infected leg|
|Amputation will be necessary|
|I'm feverish, weak and generally not feeling my best|
|Watson prepares me for surgery|
|Tepic tries to save my leg ...by attacking the doctors with his knife!|
|The surgery is almost complete|
|What's all that commotion outside?|
|It's the dreaded beast!|
|But someone blasts a hole into the trap from below!|
Meanwhile I was going to require a week or two of bed rest before I'd be back on my feet. My wound will take several weeks to heal, during which my stump will require its dressing changing every day. After two or three months, my bone should become strong enough to bare my weight again and I'll be able to have some kind of wooden leg. Until then, I'll be getting around the streets of New Babbage on crutches.
(NB, These events took place on the 5th of December, after a week of RPing being on my sick bed in Second Life I found myself ill for a week in real life! I'm now out of bed in both cases, although on crutches in SL!)