I was wondering if any of you would do stitches on yourself or a family member. I have stitched up the dogs and chickens around here and might be willing to stitch a human cut. I know you can buy the kits that include the sterile needle, thread etc... and I think you can get a topical numbing agent. When DH cut open his arm we spent hours at the ER and 13 stitches later.... We have insurance, luckily, $100 copay for ER. But we did see the bill that the hospital submitted to the insurance for $1800. I watched the Dr. stitch up hubby and I really think I could do it. Maybe not as pretty. I have used little steristrips to hold cuts together in the past till they heal and that works if the cut isn't to big or in a place that will pull apart. What do you think?