My fingertip is now numb (disconcerting), but pain is minimal.
The stitches came out and everything started to separate, so I bound it up and it seems to be healing nicely - except for the numbness.
Don't know what to do about the parts of nail that don't look like they're going to fall off, yet the back part of the nail is growing - pushing the other piece aside.
I am praying for a normal finger (with feeling) at the end of this test of patience.
I am learning to type with nine fingers, so work can continue. Please bear with me.