CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Well, we're home. But we're both exhausted. And just OUT of it. I guess discombobulated describes it best...

Neither Marilyn nor I wanted to do much of anything today. Including unpacking. I sort of half-assed started it, then just gave up. It can wait, frankly.

Marilyn spent a quiet day mostly watching TV and playing quietly on her iPad. I spent a quiet day reading and SLEEPING (a ton). Yeah, I watched a little TV, too -- something you don't do when traveling, as a rule...

We got out long enough to go for a bite to eat (really late), and that's it.

And I just took out the recycling (it's garbage night -- not the real deal, though). I should go gather composting, but I don't feel like it. And I'll gather garbage and do the cat boxes tomorrow... Whatever.

The cats (Colin and Henry) have been ALL OVER US since the minute we got home last night. And all during the night and all during today. And right now Henry is screaming at me for attention!!! I just had to stop blogging and hold him! For heavens sake, Henry!!!

I phoned sister Sue during cribbage, because now they're back to Thursday nights -- and it's hard for me to remember (they were Thursday nights for ages). Sorry, Sue!

I'm still worried about Nicole, as Colin actually bit her while we were gone. Hopefully she's okay, although she should have IMMEDIATELY gone to a clinic or emergency at a hospital, as cat bites are VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS. (I had my hand bitten terribly back in the 1980's and I still have damage from the injury in my fingers.) They take you in the minute you sign in with a cat bite (that happened to me), so there's no joking around about it.

Here's what VCA Hospitals say about CAT BITES (the link will take you to additional information): "Are cat bites dangerous?

Cat bites can be dangerous both to other animals and to humans... Infected people may suffer from fever and flu-like symptoms and, rarely, may die if proper medical treatment is not sought.

"Do I really need to see a doctor?

Yes. It is advisable to see a physician as soon as possible in order to have the injury properly treated. Your doctor will likely prescribe antibiotics in order to reduce the risk of infection developing at the site of the bite or elsewhere in the body. Some wounds may need to be sutured ("stitched") while others will be left open to heal. A tetanus booster may also be recommended. Depending on the severity of the bite and the circumstances surrounding the bite, your doctor may also recommend that you receive a rabies prophylaxis treatment.

They also mention that a cat can be put into quarantine (more than two weeks) if his rabies shots aren't current. (Henry can't have rabies shots because of his condition, so Colin doesn't have them, either. I don't know how Colin would do in quarantine. Though as Marilyn says, he doesn't go outside, so he's unlikely to contract rabies.)

I'd feel MUCH BETTER if Nicole saw a doctor -- but I can't seem to convince my sister of how serious a cat bite can be. So I can only hope and PRAY that everything is okay. The whole thing is a very upsetting situation, to say the least.

Anyway, we're off to bed now.
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