Liddle, I have the utmost respect for my dr, he is a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, but a bit old-fashioned and conservative in his approach to wound care. Saline soaks and exposure to sunlight have their place, but have proved almost disastrously time-consuming in this case. After discussing the Intrasite with our wound care specialist, I'll be continuing with the betadine. LAST thing I want now is another colony flourishing in that wound!
Glad you had such a great evening, Sabby.
I don't think I've told you guys the Saga of the Lost Kitty! One night a week before I was admitted for the op, last week in Sept, I heard pleading meows coming from the front of the house. Sure enough, sitting on the window sill of the dining room and begging to be let in was a little cat. She was so small and thin, but as soon as I opened the door ran in as though she had come home. I could see she was just emerging from kittenhood, and thought she was a stray from one of our local cat owners. We put up posters, my son (who had come down to be here when I had the op) went door to door, and we put her pic on the community FB page. Nobody recognized her. I went in for the op, came out, she was living like royalty in my bedroom! Then I developed the leg problems, was confined to bed and ultimately was re-admitted. By this time it had become apparent that Madam was - wait for it - PREGNANT! And it was too late to do anything about it. Without a doubt, she arrived here enciente
. I am now facing the prospect of being an unwilling granny to a litter of kitteh furbabies....
Anyone want a kitten?
Of course, what makes me spitting mad is that this cat came out of someone's home. Whoever her owners were, they allowed this tiny little thing to come into heat and be impregnated without any consideration for her, or the fact that the area is overrun with feral cats! I wish they could come up with an injection to be administered before weaning which would render them infertile!
Ah well, I must just pray it's a small litter. The way she's bulging though....
Happy Friday, everyone!