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I've had a few minor ones over the years, but the most severe was a bout of pneumonia that developed after catching the flu.
That Shhhttuuufff is a running joke in our home. The kids never had it, but we did. Terrible Shhhttuuufff!
My brother in law also had a hospital stay from a cat bite.My Dad got bit by the family cat. Next day, could barely get out of bed. Was in the hospital for over a month, on every antibiotic known to man.
Was bit on the wrist, about at the ball. Lost a good chuck of meat and a good deal of function in that hand.
Dam near killed him.
Apparently, it's more common than you think. Especially with cats because their teeth are rather needle like and the infection can get deep below the skin.
Here's a pic from after it "healed".
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I dealt with something similar a few years back. I can’t remember what it was. Some really long unpronounceable name. They took a bone marrow sample to figure it out. That was uncomfortable for a while. I had a hard time walking as well. But time heals all wounds as they say. I’m like Jack Sprat now except I can’t run very well.In June 2012 at age 60 I came home from work early because I felt like crap. I took my temp and it was 106. I called my doctor and he had me come in right away and after stat blood tests I was admitted to hospital. I had an infectious disease (internal infection) but could not identify it. They had me on all kinds of IV antibiotics and after MRI and ultra sounds finally got it under control and figured out I had an infected liver cyst that they drained, though no idea how that happened. First couple days in hospital and at home before coming in I had really bad violent rigors where I shook so bad for 15 minutes or so it hurt bad. I went home after a week in the hospital with a pic line in my upper arm and had to give myself IV antibiotic for 2 months. I hope I never experience anything like that again.
In 2013 I was back in hospital for different reason and after routine nose swab I found out I was a MRSA carrier. It is estimated about 1-5 percent of the population are MSRA carriers. Anyone coming into my room had to put on gown, gloves, and mask. They put some salve in my nose for about a week and that was the last I ever heard about it LOL. Myself and no one in my family has ever had a MRSA infection.
Black racers very much want you to believe that they are mean and will bite....At a new property I recently purchased we have seen several black racer snakes. I tell my mom they are harmless but kinda mean and they will bite but it can't hurt you other than a little bit of blood.
Most folks don't work on farms anymore. Others are careful, and yet others have good immunity.How the hell does anyone get to 50 years old without infections? Like G30SF said, on many parts of my body. Work around a farm, chores, cattle, etc you will get infections.
As an Iowa farm kid growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, I remember my parents not really taking a wound seriously unless you could squeeze pus out of the inflamed wound.How the hell does anyone get to 50 years old without infections? Like G30SF said, on many parts of my body. Work around a farm, chores, cattle, etc you will get infections.
I wasn’t going to post these, but what the hell. My left shoulder, complete replacement. Got infected. I had to run 2 bags of Vancomycin through a PICC line they installed for 6 weeks!
It started out so great. That’s a good-looking set of staples right there!
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And the x-rays looked great! That beautiful titanium rod looking good!
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Then, EIGHT months later, after physical therapy and everything going fine, I woke up one day and it’s looking like a golf ball in there. But I waited. Next day it was size of a baseball! After 5 surgeries on it, they had to send me to a Wound Care Specialist to try to close up that nasty hole! Took him a few weeks but finally got it sewed up. Hamburger anyone?
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