Update on My Son

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, emails, thoughts, and prayers for my son.  He had surgery this morning to clean out the area of the cat bite down to the bone and repair the tendons.  That seemed to be necessary to get the infection out once and for all.  So, at long last it appears he'll be going home tomorrow.  Yay!

This is a cautionary tale for sure: cat bites can be very, very dangerous.  I had no idea.  While I was pretty certain everything was okay, I had a couple moments of panic along the way (he's been in the hospital since early Sunday).  I mean, what if he had to get his arm amputated.  Yikes.  What really freaked me out is that usually they are pushing you out of the hospital as early as possible, so when they kept not releasing him I started to get worried.

But I've seen with my own two eyes that the infected area is much, much better and I'm certain he's on the mend.

Thanks to everyone, I have the BEST readers in the whole world!


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Jessica Baverstock
10/06/2011 01:46

Thank goodness! Glad he’s on the mend.

Is this something that can happen to any cat bite?

J.D. Frost
10/06/2011 04:36

That’s good news. God bless you.

Charlotte Dixon
10/06/2011 07:25

Thanks, you guys. And yes, Jessica, it is something that can–and often does–happen with any cat bite. Since this happened to Lewis, I’ve heard of so many people who know someone who has had the same experience. Moral of the story: be very, very careful if you get a cat bite. And put Neosporin on it immediately!

Zan Marie
10/06/2011 10:54

Good news, Charlotte.

Christi Corbett
10/06/2011 11:50

Best wishes to your son for a speedy recovery, and to you for the strength to hold it all together during this trying time.

Christi Corbett

Charlotte Dixon
10/06/2011 13:14

Thanks, you guys. I think he’s on his way home even as I type this. Yay!

10/10/2011 17:44

Oh my gosh!! I had no idea. I’m so glad to hear that his arm isn’t amputated. Who would have thunk that a cat bite could be so awful!

Charlotte Dixon
10/10/2011 18:09

Holly Marie, You and me both. It was astounding how long it took for the infection to go down. Lesson learned: go straight to the doctor with a cat bite. Oh, I forgot, he did. Well, just keep a good eye on any wounds, then!
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