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  •  I know someone who went thru the same thing (9+ / 0-)

    different circumstances. Cat bites are really dangerous, they are germ central. I read that oft times in the wild cats only wound their prey, I guess that their prey aren't as compliant as the cat expects.

    The wounded will get sick quickly and go down and the cat gets dinner after all. I don't know if it's true or not but my Doc told me to always take a cat bite seriously.

    "Humidity built the snowman. Sunshine brought him down" John Prine

    by high uintas on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 08:12:37 PM PDT

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    •  yep - all kinds of bacteria in those toofies and (6+ / 0-)

      pretty nails of theirs!  one of the worst type of infections, but woozles aren't exempt, either.

      i ended up with "cat scratch fever" - from a woozle's dew claw after he'd been running in a pasture.

      every doc thought i had mono but no swollen liver.  i remember the scratch - still have the scar on my arm - and remember it getting really infected - healed only by salt water at the beach and sunlight (didn't realize what it was at the time!)

      i was sickly for over a year until it finally hit me and left me delirious for four days - then i "woke up" and said to the young assistant i had for the ballet "i'm back!'  she said i'd been out of it for a week - asked her why she didn't tell me.  she said it is because i wouldn't have believed her!

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:59:38 PM PDT

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      •  Wow! (0+ / 0-)

        A week is a long time! I had sepsis from pneumonia a few years ago and lost 3 days, I came to watching a telenovela in the hosp and thinking I spoke Spanish. That was the weirdest feeling, to have no idea what I did or said! A whole week of that! Wow again.

        "Humidity built the snowman. Sunshine brought him down" John Prine

        by high uintas on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 09:34:05 AM PDT

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