[fr] Morsure de chat. Pas mon chat: chat du voisin que j'ai acculé (chez moi, pour le leur ramener) même après qu'il m'ait prévenu à grands coups de griffe qu'il était trop paniqué pour venir tranquillement. Moralité: les chats ont de longues dents pointues et ne se les lavent pas.
**Thanks to everybody for their sympathy and wishes of speedy recovery!**
Not much typing. Cat bite. Details later. Nice cat. Not Bagha. Silly Steph.
Infected. Another appointment tonight. I hope they don’t leave me in this huge splint too long. Can’t do anything!
**Friday night update:**
Left arm: infected cat bite. They have long sharp canines and don’t like being cornered in a strange place by a strange person. Splint that forbids any use of my hand — will stick around for at least another 2-3 days.
Right arm: catheter. I had 3 doses of antibiotic through IV over the last 24 hours, and am headed for at least that many over the week-end. There are only so many veins in the arm you can stick needles in.
Now, we hope the long canine didn’t go deep enough to infect the bone — or I’m looking at 4-6 weeks of treatment.
Fingers crossed, everybody, please.
**Video Update:** the story and more details.
How it happened:
**Sunday morning update: I can haz fingers!**
Still got the catheter, though it hurts less now the tap is on the outside of my forearm.
Great improvement: fingers on my left hand! I can type somewhat! Things are taking a good turn. Thumb joint still very painful, so I’m a little worried it could be inflamed/infected — but gosh, does it feel good to have part of my hand back.
**Sunday evening news: good!**
**Monday update: shower!**
From now onwards, things are on the right track. I can remove my splint if I like, infection seems gone, but it’s still inflamed. So, I can type and do most of what one expects to do with two hands, just a bit slower and more painfully.
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