yurt, his hands appear a bit pale and stiff but otherwise rather normal. To be on the safe side you decide to rewarm them in warm water. After about ten minutes he reports that his hands are burning as they warm up and his left thumb is slightly swollen and throbbing. Later that night he notices a blister on the tip of his left thumb; the throbbing pain remains but is less severe than before. There are three days left in your stay.
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