Lance, if you are the only one with a puncture wound I wouldn't worry either.  
 
Is Callie current on her rabies vaccine?  Since you went to the doc for abx you 
may get a call from the Health Dept.  I know I did when I went to the ER for 
treatment of an infected cat bite.  I had to agree to quarantine my cat for 10 
days..
 
Sharyl
 

________________________________
 From: Lance <lini...@fastmail.fm>
To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:53 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] a tough and sad day
  

Hi everyone,

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 very 
healthy. 

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.

Lance 
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