A Cat Bit Me. Again.

A cat bit me at the ASPCA yesterday. It’s nothing serious, but I so hate taking antibiotics and this doctor prescribed two! It’s because I’m allergic to penicillin and I guess nothing compares to penicillin and you need two if you don’t use it? I should have just asked, but I was stuck in wtf-mode. I just googled it and even doctors who are conservative about prescribing antibiotics make exemptions for cat bites, and particularly cate bites to the hand, and that’s of course where I was bit. The cat who bit me was very sick and I hope she’s okay. I’ll find out when I go back to work tomorrow.

Here is the tree at the main branch of the New York Public Library. A book I requested is in and I could go there today, but I feel like curling up and relaxing at home.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “A Cat Bit Me. Again.

  1. I don’t blame you for being a bit reticent to take antibiotics. I was just reading an article about how they have been so overused. But when you weigh that against a serious illness, then take them and hope they are effective.

    Allergies to penicillin are common (my daughter had a severe allergic reaction as a child). It is my understanding that often the sensitivity is outgrown, so depending on your past experience you might want to test your current sensitivity in a doctor’s office. Penicillin is so important in many sicknesses.

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