Friday, October 31, 2008

Damn Cats!

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much lately, and this is going to be the case for a while longer. On Monday and Tuesday, I wasn’t feeling very well. Then on Wednesday, my cat Alvin was ill, so I took him to see the vet. Unfortunately, while the vet took Alvin’s temperature, I held his head. I thought I had a firm grip on him, but he managed to get loose and sunk all his teeth into my arm.

As it was a very nasty bite, I went to the doctor for a tetanus shot. She also gave me antibiotics and painkillers, as she was particularly concerned that Alvin might have passed his infection onto me. She also told me to keep my forearm elevated for 2-3 days, so I’m not supposed to be typing, but I just wanted to let you know what was happening.

My right arm is red and swollen from the wrist to the elbow, and is extremely painful. It was so bad that I couldn’t get the childproof caps off the antibiotics and painkillers, and had to wait for Mick to get home from work before I could take any. :-) But the good news is, Alvin is recovering from his infection, so hopefully, normal service will be resumed with me very soon.

11 comments:

Paula said...

Oh, how awful! That sounds like a serious infection. Keeping your arm elevated is NOT an easy task. Are you right handed? Um, I know you can't type an answer to that. I hope that the meds do their job quickly. Glad your kitty cat is showing improvement. Looking forward to your return! Feel better soon!

Pam said...

What a bummer. Sorry for your infection - cat bites hurt! Feel better soon.

Cheryl said...

Paula, I just cannot imagine, take good care of yourself and Alvin of course!

Lisa said...

Hope your better soon.

Denise said...

Popping over here too and wishing you well. Goodness, these things happen out of the blue don't they? Take good care of yourself.

nicole said...

Oh my gosh! I hope you get feeling better.

Paula said...

Just checking back in to see how you're feeling! Sending band aid wishes your way ...

pamokc said...

I HOPE YOU ARE BETTER NOW!!!! ((hugs))

Jason said...

Oh my gosh! I hope you feel better soon. If I lived closer I would whip up a batch of soup and bring over!

Lakeland Jo said...

havent heard from you for a while- you ok?

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