[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.