Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cat Scratch Fever

So, my lovely Max -- the stray cat who has camped out on my front porch since last July --snuggled up behind me and laid down at my feet while I was watering my row of boxwoods.

I didn't see him.. and I stepped back to water at a better angle and .... CRUNCH!!!

He bit into my ankle to let me know I had him penned between my shoe and the sidewalk!! His teeth slicing into my bone was painful! But I didn't look at my own injury until I checked out Max's injury... feeling every inch of his sweet, purring body, I felt confident he wasn't in any pain so I went inside and took a good look at my injury.

By morning I couldn't put any weight on my foot so I called the doctor and they told me to come in right away.

I was given a tetanus shot and a week's supply of antibiodics and three days later, my cat bite looked like this:

I'm feeling much better now. The two fang bites are still healing, but please, if you experience a cat bite and it swells up, please contact your doctor at once. I don't know if I had Cat Scratch Fever but I did have a serious infection. And they say it is much more common than we think it is. Now I dare you to say cat scratch fever without singing those lines.

Go ahead.

Couldja do it?

I couldn't!!!!


GreenLightJerky said...

OUCH! I had cat scratch fever when I was a kid in a really bad spot!!!
HOpe you heal up nicely!

danny said...

OWWW! No, I can't say 'cat scratch fever' without singing it... :o)
Glad it's healed though!

Kate said...

It has a jazzy, sizzly-blues sound to it. Just the same, Ugh. Get well and stay well!

doodlegirl said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! I am healing. Long process though!

GreenLightJerky.. I am laughing, but sorta cringing, too. Glad you healed up nicely.. or I am assuming so!

ValGalArt said...

OW! That looks so darn painful!!! Hoping you are doing much better and having a fun summer :) I sure do love your fabrics, I love yer castles too!!! Thank you for your sweet words.

doodlegirl said...

ValGal! I miss you. It feels like ages since we've connected. I am having an incredible summer!!! I hope you are, too. I miss you! Thanks for dropping by and your kind words!

Amber said...

OUCH! Shawn, I think you need to get a larger pair of socks!!!!

doodlegirl said...

Heheheheh! :O)