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  •  Penicillin saved my life as a child... (4+ / 0-)

    This past Saturday, mid-day - my husband got bitten by a neighbors cat.  The wound on his hand "looked" clean.  By Mon evening his hand was pink and swollen to twice normal.  

    We were LUCKY to get to a Dr. THAT NIGHT who gave him a tetanus shot and antibiotics - it appears to be slowly fading this morning.

    Called the Vet who told me 2 of their techs ended up in ICU with an antibiotic drip due to cat bites.  I asked how long it took for the infection to take hold - one unfortunate persons entire arm was swollen like a balloon - the next morning!

    Due to the current overuse of antibiotics - what my husband was given was NOT guaranteed to work.  He has a followup Th night.

    Sad days.  EPA and our govt. appears to work for the corporate financial good to keep paying off pols - leaving the rest of us who PAY THEM for the "privilege"... out of luck.

    Perhaps we could start by taking FLUORIDE out of the water supply - to stop dumbing down the population much?

    Change must come from the people.
    Politicians are too paid off to care when they reach capitol hill.

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