Our day had been quite busy and after taking Ruby for a reasonably long walk, we had all had settled down. DB had a bath and came out, asking me to remove a tick off his chest - like you do!
We have a proper remover but this one was well in, only its bottom half and back legs showing. Quite small, not drunk too much:(
Unfortunately, the body came off leaving its head behind. DB lay on the dining room table, under the glare of overhead lights for the next hour, whilst I used tweezers, needles and a surgical blade to try and dig it out. We were both hot and bothered by the end of that hour, backs aching, necks strained. No joy so off to the duty doctor today.
She had a good look and probe, concluded most was out and she and DB discussed the best course of action, 3 weeks of antibiotics just in case of Lymes disease. What remains will grow out shortly as skin levels renew but we should obviously go back if anything changes.
Unfortunately the antibiotics are ones that DB has taken before and they have one unfortunate side effect. He has to be totally protected from the sun, even on cloudy days, otherwise he gets horrendous sunburn. Ah well...