Monday, February 2, 2009

Cat bite aftermath

After much debating, we decided it was best to take Jasmine to medpoint today. It is indeed infected, quite badly. She will need to see her doctor tomorrow if it's looking worse or Tuesday if it's looking the same or better. If it's worse, she may need surgery and to see a specialist. I'm glad we ultimately made the decision to take her in, rather than wait. Unfortunately, the antibiotic they gave her tastes like rotten feet and the first time we tried to get her to take it, she threw up. My husband drove back out to the pharmacy and had them flavor it, heavily and now she can at least get it down. Poor kid. Her finger looks like hell, purple and extremely swollen. The infection had started to spread up her hand by the time we got to medpoint. The doctor marked the extent of the infection with a pen so that we know if it spreads further by tomorrow. And she was such a good girl for the doctor and nurse. They cleaned it up while we were there and she didn't even flinch. (I fully expected a fight when they said they were going to clean it) Now let's just hope that no one gets sick after being in that germ factory.


Robin said...

Oh, gosh, any infection can spread. I'm glad you took her in before it got worse, and got that crap flavored!

Hang in there!

Beth said...

Poor little peanut. I hope the cleaning and the antibiotic will start to clear it up soon. :(

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope Jasmine handles this like a little trooper.

cw2smom said...

I hope she's better soon! How scary! Oh..I have an award for your blog if you can stop by and pick it up when you have time Sweetie. (I am still editing the entry so it may not be there if you go right away, but it will be soon!) Love, Lisa