Monday, June 18, 2012

Crazy, You Know Better!

Those were my words to myself after, because really i do.

Someone from the rescue needed help getting a cat out of a carrier.  The cat is normally sweet tempered and purrs at the drop of a hat, but she was scared.  The other lady knew the cat better, it was used to her, but she was busy, so i tried to get it out.

By the time we got the animal back under control and in the carrier, blood was everywhere.  Both of my hands were chewed and scratched, the right one was worse.

Within half an hour i was in the small extension ER around the corner, it being closer than its sister facility, and less crowded this time.  The physician assistant looked at it (no, the doctor never even bothered with me), they scrubbed me with antiseptic, put on hospital strength antibacterial salve, added a few band aids, and sent me home with an antibiotic prescription and instructions to watch it carefully.

Two hours later. i called me own doctor, who told me to ice it and added ibuprofen to the mix.

So my right hand is swollen into almost uselessness, but the increase in swelling has stopped and the ibuprofen has taken the edge off.

This is the kind of bite that sometimes ends in surgery.  That's just what a busy mom needs, right?  Especially with the week i had planned, helping with a major assembly occurring at the church all week.  Yes, i've been asking the Lord how He expects me to clean toilets and sweep floors at the church all week with one hand.

My sense of humor is intact, though, enough for me to say i haven't yet gotten an answer!

 Today is

Autistic Pride Day -- shifting the view from "disease" to "different"

Constitution Day / National Day -- Seychelles

Eid el-Galaa -- Egypt (Evacuation Day; final withdrawal of British this date in 1956)

Foundation Day -- Benguet, Philippines

Go Fishing Day -- anniversary of the first American fly-casting tournament in Utica, NY

Helen Keller Day -- sponsored by the Lions Clubs

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

National Cherry Tart Day

National Heroes' Day -- Bermuda

National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival -- Weiser, ID, US (through the 23rd)

National Splurge Day --

Queen Mother's Birthday -- Cambodia

Sagrado Corazon -- Colombia (Sacred Heart Day)

Solmanudur / Sun Month begins -- Icelandic Calendar

St. Gregory of Fragalata's Day (Patron of Fragalata, Sicily)

St. Osanna Andreasi's Day (Patron of school girls)

Tiger-Get-By's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Waterloo Day -- UK

Birthdays Today:

Nathan Morris, 1971
Carol Kane, 1952
Isabella Rossellini, 1952
Roger Ebert, 1942
Paul McCartney, 1942
Red Adair, 1915
E.G. Marshall, 1910
Bud Collyer, 1908
Jeanette MacDonald, 1903
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia, 1901
E.W. Scripps, 1854

Today in History:

Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China, 618
Five monks from Canterbury report seeing "two horns of light" on the shaded side of the moon, probably witnessing the meteor impact formation of the Giordano Bruno crater, 1178
The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature, 1264
French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, 1429
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island, 1767
The U.S. Congress  declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1812
The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time, 1815
Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory, 1858
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 (US) for attempting to vote in the prior year's US presidential election, 1873
Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families, 1900
Aviator  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly as a passenger in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928
The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill, 1940
The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished, 1953
Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane, 1959
The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California, 1981
Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983
Kazakhstan launches its first satellite, KazSat, 2006




  2. Miz, if i don't get the words out, it will kill me.

  3. just wanted to tell you here too that i am thinking of you and you're in my thoughts. xoxoxo mimi. you'd better make time to go to the bigger ER if you aren't improving. concerned about you and mangled hand.

  4. Thank God for your sense of humor, which serves you well and is something we all enjoy.

  5. Oh, Mimi, you are a brave little soldier! You know, someone else is going to have to step up at your church, you need to rest and recover! (I am not a doctor but I what I tell you won't cost you anything!)
    Take care and let your body heal.

  6. Thank you, DJ, i know you have enough fur babies to get it.

    Stephen, G-d does have a sense of humor, proven by the fact that He created ostriches and my sense of humor. And Weird Al, don't forget him. And i'm glad you enjoy it.

    Kay, they already know i'm going to have to bow out for most of the week, and you give good advice!

  7. Ouch.. I know how painful a cat bite can be. I got a very deep one once at the base of my fingernail. This was about 30 years ago and my nail still hasn't grown in normally. I hope you heal quickly, MM.

  8. Doing better? Fingers crossed. Not sure what the symptoms of cat scratch fever are, apart from an urge to sing Ted Nugent songs.
    I hope you're getting waited on hand and foot at least.

  9. Merry, actually this is probably Pasturella, not cat scratch, since it was a bite not a scratch. Still not fun to deal with, but we will get through it.

    Yes, the staff is excellent here, i assure you.