March 12, 2014

One unexpected and scary birthday weekend.

You know how they always say "make it a birthday weekend you will never forget"
Yea...that clearly happened this weekend

Sunday was a perfect day. Were talking 72 degrees, small breeze and nothing but sun. Sean has been itching to work on our backyard. We received patio furniture from his mom and we have a large port that we plan to decorate and make it a nice hangout.
Both of our pups were outside enjoying the day and one of our cats had ran outside as well. Long story short, Sean grabbed the cat to bring him back inside, dogs scare the cat, cat bites down on Sean and wouldnt let go. So, Sean comes in with a deep hole in his hand from the cat. I take him to the bathroom, run water over it and then pour some alcohol over it to try and get out as many germs as possible.
We had planned to take him to the doctor the next day but it seemed like his hand was getting worse and worse. So off to the minor med we went.
This was taken like two minutes before he passed out. 
Yea, rough night.
 The doctor told him that the bite was turning into an infection and that if we see red lines on his forearm the next day, go straight to the ER. 
Luckily, I had taken a caregiver leave at work and I planned to go later in the afternoon. But Sean woke up and we noticed two red lines going up through his arm, right under his armpit. Off to the ER we went. 
Five hours of waiting, they put him on two IVs and said it was a bad bacterial infection that had gotten into his bloodstream 
(between the rocks, dirt and cat mouth...ehh)
They were concerned with how quickly it spread but luckily after the two IVs, we noticed his lines were getting lighter. Yesterday they were completely gone. Praise Jesus! 
Today he is back to the doctor for a checkup and hopefully we will hear nothing but good news. 
Definitely a crazy but blessed birthday weekend
and yes, I will never forget it :)

11 comments:

  1. Your hubby, oh my gosh. I laugh at the picture of before he passed out! He's all like smiley and then ahhhhh. Oh goodness. I honestly hate cats so I'm not surprised. (Sort of teasing) but I can't believe all that from just a cat bite! Glad your hubby's okay now. Maybe you can have a birthday weekend do over this weekend? ;)

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    1. Hahah I know!! He was completely fine then all of a sudden hes laying down with ice on him. It was insane. We still aren't sure what made him pass out but I am thinking he had a bad reaction to that iodine as seen in the photo. I have always loved cats but this seriously changed my mind about them. I cant believe one small cat caused all this either. I will never underestimate a cat again! Oh girl... I totally need a weekend do over!

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  2. Lauren...just how crazy does it get lol...this is wild. I hate emergency rooms...5 hours! No1should ever have to wait that long. Glad Sean has healed....guessing this sort of thing would only happen to him ;) I agree....birthday do over

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    1. Right?!? I absolutely hate the hospitals too so it was not a fun day. We waited SO long. When he gets hurt, he goes hard or goes home. It doesn't surprise me that it would happen to him lol

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  3. I am with Danica, I hate cats- so this is more confirmation for me that we will never own one!
    I am so sorry that this happened on your birthday weekend of all weekends!
    But your right, good story!! How about a post on the good parts of your weekend tomorrow?? :)

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    1. As I told Danica, cats are definitely at the bottom of my "like" list. I will be okay with never hanging out with a cat again, although we do still have our two haha. I will have to have some sort of fun birthday weekend this weekend. Plus its Spring Break so NO class :D

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  4. Oh my word, so scary but what a story to tell!!

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    1. I KNOW! We went back to the dr yesterday and they said he is healing just fine :)

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  5. Crazy! Glad he's on the mend! I was praying for ya'll:)

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    1. Aww thank you so so much :) You are so sweet!

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