That's fantastic news! I['m so happy that that you redid the test!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lynda Wilson
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 2:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

Thank heavens!! I'm double happy for you! What a relief for you and your 
kitties that she is negative.

Thank you so much for the update, whew! Glad you went to the doctor!! I've 
learned so much from your posting regarding cat bites.

Lynda
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jannes Taylor" <jannestay...@yahoo.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite


>I just got back form the doctor and got two different antibiotics, and a 
>tetnus
> shot. She wants to do an x-ray next week. Their x-ray machine was not 
> working
> this morning. The doctor warned me how dangerous a cat bite can be. The 
> area is
> red and swollen and still hurts. I explained how the bite happened. The 
> doc
> seemed satisfied with my story. I did leave out the FELV part just in 
> case...
> ON A HAPPY NOTE: Just when I arrived at the doctors office I received a 
> call
> from the vet. Amber's IFA test was NEGATIVE!! What a relief. Just goes to 
> prove
> that every cat should be restested. Also, he guesses Amber to be from 2 to 
> 3
> years old, not 6 mo. to 1 yr.. like the last one. He said that a younger 
> cat
> could not have as much tartar on their teeth as she does no matter how 
> poor
> their diet. Also. he shaved her belly and it looks like she has a spay 
> scar. I
> am going to get the smaller cage out and put it upstaris and I will put 
> Amber in
> it occassionally so they can all sniff each other and hopefully soon get 
> along.
> I am moving her into the spare bedroom as well. I do not plan to put her 
> in my
> lap again!!!
> Jannes
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net>
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 12:43:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>
> Thanks, good to know!
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Christiane Biagi" <ti...@mindspring.com>
> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 12:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>
>
>> Dont think it has to be deep. Cats have a specific bacteria in their 
>> mouth
>> (begins w p) n if it gets into humans, its very toxic. Been bitten a
>> number of times w nothing; but last time it was bad luck. Look for the
>> telltale line up ur arm. Means bacteria traveling 2 lymph nofes under ur
>> arm. Comes pretty quicklu
>>
>> Christiane Biagi
>> Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G
>>
>> Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>
>>>Wow! Reading all of these messages with bad experience with cat bites, I
>>>consider myself VERY lucky. I've gotten bit a lot, but it sounds like it
>>>has
>>>to be a deep puncture type bite. Is this correct? I'm glad that you have
>>>shared your experiences. I bet most of us now won't mess around if we get
>>>bit. I know I won't!
>>>
>>>Jannes - what have you done so far? How are you feeling? Let us hear from
>>>you soon :0) I'm hoping you have a good outcome!
>>>
>>>Lynda
>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>From: "Maureen Olvey" <molvey...@hotmail.com>
>>>To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>>>Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:53 AM
>>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed it
>>>out
>>>really good with soap and water. That was it. Guess I was lucky. I had
>>>read that soap and water are good enough as long as you wash it good so
>>>now
>>>when I get scratched I just use soap and water. Anyway, I never went to
>>>the doc until three weeks later for something else. That's when I talked
>>>to
>>>him about it and he fussed at me. Guess I'll be more careful next time.
>>>Yikes!
>>>
>>>“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that 
>>>are
>>>profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon
>>>unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
>>>sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark
>>>Twain
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> From: sea7...@gmail.com
>>>> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
>>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>>>>
>>>> Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on it.
>>>> Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells to the
>>>> area. The Dr told me to do this.
>>>> Autumn bit the fire out of me when I was 6 months pregnant. My hand
>>>> swelled up and was red and sore. I never developed streaks, but went to
>>>> Urgent Care for antibiotics. Make sure you eat your yogurt, if you get
>>>> them. They are STRONG. FELV + have filthy mouths:-/
>>>> I also urge you not to tell them that it was your cat. Just emphasize
>>>> that
>>>> said cat had it's rabies shot.
>>>> ~Susan A
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>> On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor <jannestay...@yahoo.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her use
>>>> > to
>>>> > seeing
>>>> > the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had the IFA test
>>>> > performed by
>>>> > another vet and will hear from it next week. I am being optimistic so
>>>> > I
>>>> > wanted
>>>> > to get a head start on getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses
>>>> > decided to
>>>> > suddenly jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the 
>>>> > process
>>>> > of
>>>> > holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad and
>>>> > still
>>>> > does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I am being
>>>> > paranoid
>>>> > about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his arm due to infection
>>>> > from a cat
>>>> > bite. Should I visit the doctor??
>>>> > Jannes
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