Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Thank you, Dr. Shen

Standing from leaning to set a box down, my father hit the top of his head on a hanging cabinet, gashing his scalp and knocking himself quite silly. When the wound would not stop bleeding, I insisted on taking him to the urgent care clinic, where the doctor administered a tetanus shot, gave a head injury exam, and sealed the gash with dermabond and a hand most

1. Dexterous; deft.
2. Skillful and adept under pressing conditions.
[French, from à droit : à, to (from Latin ad) + droit, right (from Latin dīrēctus).]
"adroit." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 02 Feb. 2006.