but first A little background on what happened. About a month ago My dh smashed his middle finger. It was healing nicely so no problems there. Well last week he smashed his finger...yep same one. This time within a day it was swollen,purple and oozing stuff that we won't get into. Anyway I finally got him to go to the ER. The Dr. that was on call didn't make a great impression. He looked at it ( that was all he did)said it wasn't infected and sent my husband down for x-rays . The dr. looked at the x-rays and came in told us it wasn't broke. When he looked at the finger again, which had literally erupted in the wait and said "Oh that's interesting. "Guess it is infected. " The nurse took a culture and we were on our way. Skip to today. I haven't heard anything so I called the ER. Our doctor should have called us. Our doctor has no clue so I call the ER again. The doctor at the hospital never sent the culture out so now we have to go to the family doctor tonight after work. There is now a deep hole where the infection was and the finger is hard around it. I never even thought about calling about the tests. I figured they would let us know. Silly me!!!! Never going to that hospital again.