Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Just for the record (so I can remember), Emily developed cellulitis as a result of the cuts she got from the cat attack last week. Here is what she looked like throughout the day on March 6th.

Before we headed to the hospital,
In the Emergency Room

And in the evening
These pictures really don't do it justice! The swelling around her right eye was a lot worse than it appears, and by the evening was pretty red.

She had 3 doses of IV antibiotics, and this is what she looked like on Sunday
An amazing difference! The redness and swelling were almost completely gone!

Two things played into the development of the cellulitis:
#1 - a bacteria that all cats carry in their mouths that is introduced to humans from bites and/or scratches.
#2 - the fact that Emily is allergic to Augmentin and Rocefin, which are the first two antibiotics doctors would normally prescribe for cat bites/scratches

We are counting our blessings that we caught this when we did and that Emily responded so well to the antibiotics in the hospital!


  1. We are really glad she is doing better. I bet that was pretty scary. Maybe not so much for Emily as for the parents.

  2. Oh my goodness!! Poor girl! I am sure she will think twice before trying to love on a cat again.