Friday, February 04, 2011

Makes you want a broken leg

Did you all spot this bright and happy card on Sony's Blog? She has a dear friend who has broken her ankle and she will be the lucky recipient of this card. I have it on good authority that that good friend is none other than fellow Cat Packer, Julie Masse. Getting cards like this almost make you wish for a broken leg.

Oh, come on! I said almost!

I want to thank all of you who commented on my kitty bites and scratches and told me to keep an eye on them. When I got each comment, I looked them over, and poked and prodded. They seemed okay and then I got Linda's comment later in the day.

Don't let the puffiness on your hand and ARM go however. My husband was bit by a cat (he was kitty sitting for some good friends and he attempted to grab a kitty that was being chased by a dog) and a couple of days later we were taking him to the ER as it got infected so bad. In fact, you should just go now so we won't worry about you.

I was touched. Then I looked down at my arm and the puffiness had grown, and now there was redness and tenderness. So, I did what Linda said, what you all said, and took myself to the ER.

3.5 hours in the waiting room and 4 in the actual room, a tetanus shot, two x-rays, and a big ol' antibiotic pill later, the doctor said that it was a good thing that I came in early— any later, it could have been worse.

Apparently, Cat bites and scratches are worse than dog bites cause they actually go deeper than you think and bring in bacteria or fungus or something and can really cause problems.

So, I'm to keep and eye on the bite and go in in two days for the doctor to check it. And, yes, there are more antibiotics to take in the meantime.

Thank you all for taking good care of me and watching out for me. You guys are the bestest!

6 comments:

Leigh OBrien said...

That's an awesome card. Miss Sony can really crank those things out and she's goooood!

Never heard of that much fuss over the kitty bites and scratches, Alma, but I believe ya, sister. Gotta take care to not get a nasty infection, for sure.

Hope you, and Julie, feel better soon!

Noelle said...

Oh my gosh! It is SUCH a good thing you went in, I hope you feel better soon! :(

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

I'm glad that you went to the doctors. Those little kitties sure can wreak havoc on their humans, be it our hearts when we worry about them or when by accident they do something like this!

Glad to hear that the doctor gave you some medicine and will continue to be checking on you!

Linda

Jen del Muro said...

oh my goodness alma!! that's crazy!! glad to hear you are on the mend!!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh so dog-gone CUTE!

Best wishes to you, Alma!!

~Bev

Jen said...

Glad you are gonna be feeling better and caught it in time. I knew an acquaintance who actually was bit by a cat, it got infected and got infected so bad, that she has suffered permanent nerve damage and has had multiple surgeries!!!!

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