When all else fails....light some fires!

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    So i call the DR at 8:30 am.... I need a prescription for antibiotics for a cat bite i just received. Cat bits are dangerous and can become seriously infected.

    2:30 i call for an update on my request and am told that it is processing as we spoke and i could pick it up at the pharmacy....i asked for a call when it was ready.

    4:30 they call back...and say that i need an appointment. Cool..i tell her i can be there in 5 minutes to have someone look at it.

    NNOOO..... they don't have anyone to see me so i must go to urgent care....

    I get there and they tell me they are all booked up....and i should go to the ER

    :eek::eek::eek:

    OH hell NO! the last time this happened and i ended up in the ER...it was 3K for a band-aid some neosproin and a prescription...

    When you want to light some fire under medical ass ...tell them you are filing a complaint with JCAHO! You can see them wince at the word!

    Joint commission accreditation hospital organization.

    So they see me....right away! The look at it...ask if i have cleaned the bite, do i know what to look for in terms of infection...yes yes yes. The Dr wrights me a prescription ...and that was that...

    Simple. WTF was the problem???
     
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    cat bites are dangerous and can be infected quickly....i just pour peroxide into them
     
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    Yeah i know, which is why i called right away. The window is 12 hours.

    It got alcohol, peroxide, betadine and neosproine..... Even with all of that i still need to do the antibiotic protocol...


    Which reminds me...i need to take the next 4.
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    why did your cat bite you?
     
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    iirc, 'urgent care centers' evolved from 'ER' in order to forgo extranious jacho constraints
     
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    Do you have some other medical condition that can be seriously complicated by a simple infection? If no then why the antibiotics? It's not good to take antibiotics too frequently.
    A good cleaning of the wound with soap and water, followed up with peroxide and a bactericide cream and bandaging should be more than enough.
     
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    I foster kittens. This was a new momma with her 7 babies. She is starved for love and did not want me to leave....along with making sure i did not do anything bad to her litter. She is VERY protective of them. It was not a vicious attack bite.
     
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    Protocol for cat bites is always taking antibiotics. Cat bites are puncture wounds and cannot be thoroughly cleaned.

    But yes.... i am allergic to antibiotics...so any serious infections could be very dangerous for me. This is preventive so i don't get an infection that they cant control. One of the other fosters ended up in the hospital for 8 days with complications from a bite...:eek:

    Its just the risk we run for doing what we do.
     
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    I've had and dealt with cats all my life and have obviously had a few encounters. I have never taken an antibiotic for a bite or a scratch. I also refuse to take antibiotics unless the need is dire and it has nothing to do with being allergic it has everything to do with building up a resistance to antibiotics.
     

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