I wouldn't worry too much, Lance. Sounds like you got the major part of the
beating and the two girls are probably laughing at you. Even if fur flew,
Callie has been around for a while, well fed, in good shape. In about 2 to 4
weeks you can test her. If negative, then pack up your worries. If positive,
she may throw it off. I have had 3 underweight, street adults who threw it off.
Make sure that finger doesn't get red and inflamed and make sure the
inflammation does not travel down your hand. Don't be shy about seeing a doctor
but don't tell it's a cat bite, because your doctor may feel obligated to
report the animal bite. If this happens, you will then have your animal control
on your back. They could actually take away your two cats for "observation".
Stupid things like that happen here in Texas. Sending positive energy from the
Universe. And hugs for the two contenders.
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors
> From: Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm>
>To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:53 PM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day
>I wanted to ask for prayers and warm thoughts for my FeLV+ girl, Ember as well
>as my mother's (hopefully) negative cat, Callie. Somehow, Callie got into
>Ember's room, not once, but twice. The first time only lasted for a few
>minutes, but I discovered a terrible cat fight in progress when I got back
>upstairs. To disrupt the chase, I grabbed Callie to remove her from the room.
>I got a bloody finger with three puncture marks in the process.
>Later, I realized I should really get abx for the bite, so my dad took me to
>the doctor. We were gone about an hour. When I got back, I was saddened to
>find that I had stupidly managed to not completely close one of the doors to
>our rooms, and Callie had again gotten in. I don't know that the cats fought
>the second time. I think Callie might have explored the normally off limits
>rooms. I found Ember hiding but unshaken behind some clothes, and Callie
>didn't act like she was on edge, but I have no idea what happened.
>Needless to say, I'm very concerned about Callie's possible exposure to the
>virus. We've had a few run-ns over the last seven years, but nothing like the
>fight/chase I broke up today. My hope is that Callie being seven years old
>puts her at low risk for infection. She hasn't had any recent vax for FeLV,
>but she had the FeLV (including booster) when she was a kitten. She also seems
>There was actually more tough cat stuff today involving a 17 yro diabetic who
>had to go for a dental (this ended on a good note), and my usual concerns
>about Ember. The radiologist hasn't contacted the surgeon after almost a week,
>and Ember probably needs surgical intervention for her diaphragmatic hernia.
>Please think of the two girls.
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