OK - there's good news and pretty much good news.
The good news is that according to my regular doctor, my hand is looking pretty good. It appears that the bite missed the actual knuckle joint (which is apparently really good news). It's also not likely that I'll have to have my hand opened up, so that's a huge relief to me - I've been quite anxious about it.
The pretty much good news is that I have to switch to a different, stronger antibiotic tonight, and take it for five days. And I have to go back again for another check of my hand on Monday. I mean really - this is way serious stuff. I can't remember the last time I had to track something like this so closely - and when doctors were so accommodating (just stop in - any time on Monday so I can look at it again).
There is no bad news. Yay!!!
What a learning experience this has been. . .
If the truth be told, I've never been much of a cat person and now I like them even less - except for my former cats, Bucky & Satchel. I was very fond of them. I trained them like dogs because I didn't know any better - they were just hilarious boys - 18 and 17 pounds, respectively. Satchel would even come when he was called most of the time :-D My ex wondered how I did it. Everyone who ever met them, loved them. I made them let me take food out of their mouths, touch their feet - all that stuff that you do with dogs. They never bit me, and many was the time I had to back Bucky up to my shins, open his mouth, stick a pill in, shut his mouth and rub his throat - just like a dog - and he didn't even fuss much.
Anyway - give me a dog any day of the week - wish I had one now, but circumstances are such that I'm petless - just not home enough. Maybe people will stop trying to get me to get cats now. I always politely refuse, but I'm hopeful that this will stop people asking altogether. I mean really, Bucky & Satchel were irreplaceable and I've never had the desire for any other cats.
In other good news, typing is much easier, and I can sort of hold a pen today - it's my hope that I'll be able to start knitting again by the weekend! In the mean time, I'm supposed to squeeze a tennis ball to keep my hand mobile. Woo Hoo! I'm off to Walgreens!! My favorite store!