One of my cats tried to kill me the other night! In all fairness, it was only because he thought I was trying to kill him. It was the middle of the night, very dark, and I didn’t see him sleeping on the bathroom floor. I stepped on him, he was startled, and he went into full-blown attack mode, sinking one of his fangs deep into my ankle.
It was Nelson, my older cat who’s deaf, and he was fine afterwards. I picked him up and he was purring. It all happened so fast that I’m not even sure what I stepped on or if I just kicked him. Here’s a picture of him so that you can see that he’s not suffering. He likes to sleep on the desk next to me while I work on the computer.
I, on the other hand, have not fared so well. I didn’t realize that cat bites could be so nasty. The first day I treated it with hydrogen peroxide, cold packs, Epsom salt soaks, and tea tree oil, but it quickly became infected, and it hurt so much that I could barely walk.
That night was my first trip to Urgent Care, and I have been there three times in two days! They have given me two shots of antibiotics and oral antibiotics, and they said they’re doing their best to keep me out of the hospital. Yikes!
I think I’m on the mend. It hurts and I still can’t walk, but the redness has gone down, and no fever today. You can see the purple outline on my leg of how big the infection was last night.
If you get a cat bite, go to a doctor immediately! They quickly become infected, and are difficult to treat. I’ve had cats all of my life, and I’ve never seen anything like this before. Unbelievable.