Monday, January 22, 2007

At least it is a story...

So this past weekend we brought Gracie and Gus-Gus, our cats, down to Denver. We put them in the basement and let them smell everything for a day. We decided to introduce them to my parents cat Minnie Saturday late afternoon. BIG mistake~!!!

It ended up a catastrophe. Gus got scared and then that scared Minnie and so she charged him, and even though I had Gus by the neck he turned on me and BIT me on the arm. I did not think much of it other than it hurt. It did not even bleed that much. I cleaned it out with Hydrogen-Peroxide and put neosporine and put a bandage on it. Then Sunday morning I woke up to a red puffy arm and a red streak going up the underside of my arm and so my mother made me go to Urgent care. It ended up being pretty infected and worse than I originally thought so I had to be given penicillin through an IV and given a brace for my arm so that it would prevent me from using my arm and having the infection spread. Then the doc told me to come back at 6:30 that night for another dose. So I left the urgent care with an IV line in one arm and a brace on the other. I went back at 6:30 for another dose through the IV and then the doc said he wanted me to come back in again the next morning so he left the IV line in and told me to continue to wear the brace. So I slept with the brace and the IV line and then went in again this morning. I was told to go fill a prescription and stay on that for 10 days. SO I could have slept WITHOUT the IV, but oh well...

So a simple cat bite turned into a 35 dollar pain in the BUTT!!!---$25 for the copay for Urgent care and $10 for the perscription...so I guess it could have been a lot worse if not for insurance. Heres my plug for insurance...it is worth it! I guess it is a story and a lesson learned NOT to introduce cats too early and if and when you do introduce them...have protective gear and or a harness for the cat!

So we have decided to just keep Gus and Gracie in the basement until they are comfortable again and maybe introduce the cats in a month or so...we will see how it goes.


notice the blue markings drawn on my left arm...it was the outline of the infection...

The other news is that we went to the national western stock show this weekend too. I liked the rodeo and it brought back many memories of Billy Wall and Kristy and our fun times at those rodeos watching Seth and Billy. It was fun to see the animals too, but my favorite part was the monkey cowboy who rides a dog! His name is Whiplash the cowboy monkey. I will try to put the video on here. But it was HILARIOUS!!!!




So the last exciting news for the day...Bryan was offered a job at Allosource pending a drug test and references. He interviewed for it today and on the drive back up to Fort Collins, they called and said they would offer him the job. We are VERY excited. This makes the transition to Denver a little bit easier in the sense that Bryan does not have to feel all the pressure and stress of trying to find a job. This way he can still explore career decisions that he wants to while working full-time. He will work 10 hour shifts 4 days a week and have every Friday off. Kambria and I like that idea...and that way Bryan can get some volunteer hours in also for prosthetics/ and or nursing. I am so THANKFUL and have to say thanks for all those of you out there who were praying for him! Prayers are answered and we are very grateful to you all.

Until next time, ...

3 comments:

Heather said...

I am soo excited about Bryan getting that job, I hope things continue to go well for you guys! And good idea about keeping Gus and Gracie in the basement, unless you want to sleep with another IV. I can't believe your arm!!

PotatoJack said...

YEAH FOR BRYAN! That will be so nice! OUCH for Eliza Jane. Cat scratches are the worst! I've had quite a few bites and scratches in my day...but nothing like your experience. Hope it gets better soon!

Kristy said...

Congratualtions on the job Bryan! Good luck with moving. Eliza, I can't believe how bad that infection got, and so quickly! Good thing you got it taken care of fast or it could have been a lot worse. I hope you get better soon.