Friday, September 18, 2015

Morning in Paradise...

Morning in Paradise...  We (Miki, Race, and I) took a walk this morning for the first time in a few days.  Between rain and early morning physical therapy for Debbie, we haven't had a lot of chances.  It was quite brisk (40°), and even with my light jacket and some marching I got a little chilled.  The morning was overcast just before sunrise, as you can see below:

This morning was a bit more exciting than that walk might suggest.  Debbie woke up around 3 am and saw that a red rash had developed on her left wrist (below the cat bite on her left thumb), and the wrist was still quite swollen.  After reading a bit about infections after cat bites, she decided that the prudent thing to do was to head back to the ER.  So into the truck we piled, and we checked her back in.  This time there was nothing exciting going on in the ER, and we saw the nurse within 5 minutes of arriving.  A few minutes later, the ER doctor showed up and almost immediately said the one thing we'd really not like to hear: “Interesting.”  Sheesh.  Turns out that the fact that her thumb and hand looked great while her wrist was obviously infected (even though it wasn't bitten) was weird, and therefore interesting.  The doc decided that Debbie needs at least one course of IV antibiotics (which they promptly gave her), a wrist brace, and a return visit bright and early tomorrow morning. 

It was only after we got home that the dogs and I went on a walk :)

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