Thanks for the good thoughts, everyone. Sharyl, I hope I'm the only one with a puncture wound. I don't know that for sure. I've felt around on Callie's neck, tail, and legs, and I haven't found anything yet, but I doubt that I'd know it if I were touching it. I wish there was something that could be given within 24-48 hours to prevent an FeLV infection, but I know of nothing like that.
Callie is not up on her rabies vaccine. She doesn't go outside, so my parents chose not to vaccinate her. Ember is in the same boat. I'm not sure, but I'm hoping that this wasn't reported to the health department. That Callie could now be dealing with an FeLV infection is nightmarish enough. On Jun 5, 2013, at 5:44 AM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: > 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: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.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 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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