Earned myself a 5 cm long, 1 cm deep gash to the leg, just below the calf, yesterday. Went to the local emergency room, was told it as a 6 + hour wait to see a doc. So I decided to sew it up myself with sterilised needle and thread. terilized everything in isopropyl, washed out wound with boiled water from a boiled bowl, alcohol directly into wound, packed wound with polysporin, sewed shut. 7 stiches total. Question is, is my sterilization method acceptable, are there any precautions I missed, should I expect a brutal infection, and how would I recognise said infection if it were to develope? Any thoughts would be appreciated.