Long Fingernails Scratching

  • (fingernail) the nail at the end of a finger
  • A nail is a horn-like envelope covering the dorsal aspect of the terminal phalanges of fingers and toes in humans, most primates, and a few other mammals.
  • The flattish horny part on the upper surface of the tip of each finger
  • Fingernails is an album by the band C.A.D. (Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty).
  • Rub (a part of one's body) with one's fingernails to relieve itching
  • (scratch) rub: cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
  • Score or mark the surface of (something) with a sharp or pointed object
  • Make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of
  • (scratch) abrasion: an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
  • scrape: a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
  • (after a measurement and in questions) Measuring a specified distance from end to end
  • for an extended time or at a distant time; "a promotion long overdue"; "something long hoped for"; "his name has long been forgotten"; "talked all night long"; "how long will you be gone?"; "arrived long before he was expected"; "it is long after your bedtime"
  • primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
  • hanker: desire strongly or persistently
  • (of a journey) Covering a great distance
  • Measuring a great distance from end to end
long fingernails scratching
Rhoda Derry Bartonville State Hospital 2
Rhoda Derry Bartonville State Hospital 2
Below is the history of Rhoda Derry taken from the book "Bittersweet Memories: A History of the Peoria State Hospital" Rhoda Derry was born in Adams County. She was the daughter of a wealthy farmer and she was a strikingly handsome girl. While still in her teens, she was wooed by the son of a neighboring farmer. The young man's family were apposed to the match. In order to prevent the young couple from marrying, the young man's mother visited the girl and threatened to bewitch the girl if she didn't release him from the engagement. The girl was so terrified by the mother's threat that she started to display all the signs of a person possesed by an evil spirit. One night shortly after the threat, Rhoda came home, jumped on the bed and stood on her head spinning around like a top and declared that the "Old Scratch" was after her. For a short time she was cared for by her relatives but was eventually sent to the Adams County Poor House. She remained there for 40 years. The inhumane treatment of the poor girl at the Adams County Poor House is unparalleled. For many years she lived in a basket lined with straw and cared for by other feeble minded patients. During this time her legs drew up until her knee nearly touched her chin. Her muscles became so atrophied it was impossible for her to move her legs or her hips. After years passed the basket was replaced with wooden box with holes for wastes to pass through in to a pan beneath the box. Mice and other vermin crawled into the box, made nests and raise their families next to the poor woman. With her long fingernails she was scratch at her eyes until she was blind. With her fists she would beat her face until her front teeth were knocked out. She had also lost her ability to speak. When placed on the floor she would hop along like a toad. In 1904 she was taken from these surrounding and placed in the Bartonville Asylum. She was taken to the hospital for woman where she was bathed regularly and slept between clean white sheets.
We're not encouraging the thumb sucking, although there isn't much we can do about it at times. Matthew hardly ever did it, but Jeremy uses it for comfort and when he is hungry. He doesn't do it all the time, though. Evidence of daycare and long fingernails on his face (scratches). Our daycare lady has two babies and two toddlers, so he has to cry it out a little bit at times when she can't get to him right away. Not that different than at home.