Mike shared a story about a kid that came in drunk one night with several other young people. One girl had been punched in the face and so had another boy. They were okay.
The young man Mike treated said he had been wrestling and “fell” through a plate glass window.
He had bad cuts into his elbow and on his arm and hand.
A physician’s assistant stitched up the bad cut on the elbow, then Mike went to work on the hand. He discovered that the kid had no feeling in a couple of his fingers, so he called the orthopedic surgeon to come check it out. They guessed that one of his main nerves had been severed, so they took him into surgery and reopened his elbow.
The doc said that he found the main nerve flapping around inside, but was able to reconnect it. Most the time those peripheral nerves will heal up and function again. I guess time will tell.
Moral of the story: No good thing comes from abuse of alcohol.