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posted by [personal profile] engenda at 07:59pm on 27/04/2013 under ,
Tuesday, night my cat, Floyd, decided that he was going to get into a fight with another cat through the closed window. He was hissing and growling and making a lot of racket and banging in the blinds. I grabbed him and as you no doubt can guess, he bit. It HURT. I went to the doctor the next day, got antibiotics and antibacterial cream and started the course.

Long story short, on Thursday (ANZAC Day in Australia - and New Zealand - which is a public holiday celebrating our veterans and remembering those who have fallen), instead of going to the RSL for two-up and drinking, I ended up in hospital with IV antibiotics. NOT. FUN.

My hand had swollen up and was red and inflamed, it hurt to move it. So after two nights and three days in hospital, I am now at home with a thoroughly non-apologetic feline a number of holes in my arm (from trying to find a vein for the cannula), more antibiotics and a bandaid over the puncture site. I also have strict instructions to return to hospital if the swelling recurs. This is not a problem for me because 1. I live across the road from the hospital and walked there in the first instance and 2. NOT. STUPID.

So am off work for the next week (probably) and need to keep my hand elevated.

Bloody cat.
Mood:: 'tired' tired
location: at home
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posted by [personal profile] alasen at 11:07pm on 27/04/2013
:( glad you're at home and (relatively) okay!
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posted by [personal profile] lydia_petze at 01:34am on 28/04/2013
I got that from a freaked-out cat as well - she was terrified of a dog, in my case, and dug a claw deep into my knuckle. The same incident also caused my other cat to run away, never to be seen again, so yeah. That wasn't a good week. Glad you're feeling better, though. Stupid cats :/
posted by [identity profile] iibnf.livejournal.com at 02:09pm on 27/04/2013
Cat bite fever!
posted by [identity profile] engenda.livejournal.com at 07:04am on 30/04/2013
Indeedy. When I got home all he was interested was dinner.
posted by [identity profile] batcat72.livejournal.com at 08:33pm on 27/04/2013
Aw mate, he put you in hospital?! Floyd! How could you? But he looked so cute... and innocent. I'm sending sympathy via t'internet xoxoxo
posted by [identity profile] engenda.livejournal.com at 07:04am on 30/04/2013
Thank you, m'dear.

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the other day. Totally forgot...I'm sorry. I hope you had a wonderful day.
posted by [identity profile] sinden.livejournal.com at 10:46pm on 27/04/2013
That really sucks. I hope it heals fater than expected. On the upside it gives you time to read and loll around the house, right?
posted by [identity profile] engenda.livejournal.com at 07:05am on 30/04/2013
It's much better and starting to itch, which is a good sign. It aches if I use it to much, but am being very careful with it.
posted by [identity profile] shihadchick.livejournal.com at 03:02am on 28/04/2013
Oh my goodness, that is scary as hell. I'm glad you're home now, and also that the hospital is so close. <3 I hope you heal up fine soon!
posted by [identity profile] engenda.livejournal.com at 07:06am on 30/04/2013
It is very handy having the hospital so close and it's healing very well.

I'm on sick leave this week and the good thing is I get to watch play off games LIVE!
posted by [identity profile] eponymous.livejournal.com at 08:07am on 28/04/2013
Oh my goodness! Glad you're doing okay -- that sounds quite scary.
posted by [identity profile] engenda.livejournal.com at 07:07am on 30/04/2013
It was scary and painful. But mostly though I was annoyed. Damn cat! Love him, but oh, I was not impressed.
posted by [identity profile] mergatrude.livejournal.com at 09:46pm on 30/04/2013
Bad kitty!! *hugs you*


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