Friday, March 13, 2009

Cat Attack

KC posted this comment on the Cat Blogosphere earlier today:

Mommie ML is resting, Smokey attacked hers. She can’t use hers right hand, it’s bitten thru in places. And hers ankle is gnawed thru, hims almost bit thru a tendon. Hers gotted a lot of others bites, all puncture wounds.

It reminded us of Tesla, but we can’t quite member tha dee-tales of what happened.

Smokey gotted hims back leg caught in tha blind cord and was hanging. Hims was screaming like effurryfing. Mommy ML tried to pick him up to cut tha cord and he latched onto her an didn’t let go. It’s been a few hours an him still won’t go near anyone. Him’s leg seems okay, he can walk wifout limping.

Swelling has set in and my left ring finger, which was bitten at the big knuckle on both sides, won't bend. My right hand has a half-round set of toothmarks on the palm, and on the other side, near the pinky. That pinky and ring finger are also bitten at the first joint and swollen and unbendable. My right arm has various deep tooth marks and the wrist bone was gnawed.

My right foot had the ankle gnawed, possibly damaging one of the small tendons (or something that really hurts when I put pressure on it). There are bites between several toes that seem to go all the way thru. The inside back heel has several large bites that tore. I'm just glad I had socks on!!!

For the smallest cat of the bunch, he is an intrepid little fighter. He was crazed and terrified. Looking back, I should have controlled my emotions and not run to help him. I was blinded by the horrible crying noises he made. I should have realized how frightened he was. The mini-blind cord had wrapped around his back leg and he slipped off the windowsill. He was hanging about two feet off the floor, head down.

If anything like this ever happens again, I will approach with either full body armor or a heavy towel or blanket.

I just had a tetanus shot and still have the antibiotic ointments from my encounter with Momma Dinah (Smokey's mom). Dr. Bob called in some antibiotic and pain meds. I am resting with all my mangled parts elevated and iced.

When I just woke up, Smokey was pressed beside me, like he usually is. Plus Sol and BJ and KC. They all give me these "sheep-ish" looks.

Faith Boo has not come out of the closet since it happened. She said something about teleporting over to Billy SweetFeets house to "playplayplay" and then snuggle. Then she did a tortie blush.

Thanks so much for all the purrs and advice.


50 comments:

The Meezers said...

oh Mommy ML, we is so sorry!!! Poor scairt Smokey!!! Our Grammie ended up in the bean hospital when hers kitty Scooter (now at the Bridge) gotted his jaw stuck in his collar and he 'tacked her really bad when she tried to cut the collar off. He felted bad about it for days and would not leave her side when she gotted out of the hospital. we is purrrring for you mommy ML.

Oh, and Billy says that Faith-Boo is ofur here and the are playplayplay-ing and snugglesnugglesnuggling. and he's blushing.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We can see your sense of humor is still intact. We feel terrible for both you and Smokey. What a horrible thing to happen.

Yes, when cats are terrified, you need full body armor, a hard hat, motorcycle boots and steel gloves.

We are so glad you've had your shot and have meds. Get some rest.

Alasandra said...

Poor Smokey, he must have been really scared. I am having to get used to the girls. Whiskers would never hurt me no matter what was being done to him. Socks is such a gentle soul that he doesn't usually put up a fight although he did when he hurt his shoulder and I was getting him out from under the bed. But the girls employee tooth and claw whenever they are frightened or displeased about something.

You must have been so frightened for Smokey. I will be thinking about you. A nice long soak in a warm bubble bath would probably help your aches and pains. ~Alasandra

Smokey we hope you are OK, we knows you didn't mean to hurt ML. We will purr for you both and Fenris is sending healing puppy licks to both of you. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

The Creek Cats said...

ML, we are sending you lots and lots of healing vibes. We know those injuries can be very painful. Sounds like you are taking real good care of the wounds. We are also sending comforting vibes to Smokey, who musta been terrified.

Purrs and Hugs!!

Ariel said...

"Oh My" poor Smokey he must have been so scared.I know he didn't mean to hurt you.Hope you feel better soon...Hugs

Laila and Minchie said...

Mom Peggy here. Oh my gosh Mommy ML! Those are quite the serious injuries! And poor Smokey. He must have been terrified. Thank God you were home! I was bitten by one of mine a few years back and ended up in the ER about 24 hours later hooked up to IV antibiotics, given a tetunus shot and sent home with oral antibiotics. Take care of yourself!

mog said...

Mommy ML that must really hurt. I cringed just reading about your injuries. Reminded me of the time I tried unsuccessfully to get Bazel in the PTU. He shredded my arms, and I had to tend to my wounds. That cat moved fast. Next time, I used a thick towel.

Looks like you're doing all the right things to heal. Our purrs and purrayers are with you for a swift and uneventful recovery.

Miz Mog and Meowza

Curly said...

OMC!!! We're so sorry that this happened to you when you were just trying to help Smokey! We hope you will heal quickly from your wounds, with no lasting damage.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no what a horrible thing for all of you. Thank heavens that we have had cats who have "shut" down when things happen--but at least the type off issue happened on the floor and so they just growled a lot--and we didn't have to swing around while being terrified.

We hope everyone gets back to being okay in the house!

Asta said...

Ml I'm so vewy sowwy
I hope youw huwt goes away soon and you have no pawmenent damage..I know how much you love youw kitties and they love you too..he must have been totally tewwified to fight like that.
I will send you lots of healing smoochie kisses
love
ASTA

caspersmom said...

Oh my gosh Mary Lynn purrs and prayers definitely going up for you.

Casper here: Mom is crying. Sorry we have to go.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh gosh! Poor both of you! DO take good care of those bites and such. Of course he was just scared to death, but you still need to take car eof those injuries. Or else! I'd hate to have to come sit on you. I'd cough all over you and everything ;) *big hugs* I hope you heal up soon ML.
~~Robyn

Mommie ML, we's all purrin for yoo to feel better all way fast!!!
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Karen Jo said...

Oh, my goodness! Smokey must have been absolutely terrified to attack you like that. I hope that you heal up soon and there is no permanent damage to the tendon. I am glad that Smokey came to see you afterward.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Where are a pair of scissors when ya need 'em! Wow that must have been a scary, bloody moment...purrrrrs to Smokey and your Mommy. =^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Niko and Cloud said...

Mom here: ML I am so sorry! I hope you feel better soon. I know the feeling about being blinded by emotions- when Niko caught a claw in the couch I was so panicked hearing him cry and scream horribly that I had to get my husband to help me remove him- I couldn't think straight with those terrible noises.
Niko and Cloud: Aww Smokey we know you didn't mean to do that! You must have been so scaired. Just keep good watch over your Mommy while she heals and we is sure she'll forgive you.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Oh no, that sounds terrible. I scratched the Man inside his nose today because the Woman sneezed and I got scared.

But I can see that it was nothing compared to your ordeal.

Purrs,
Olivia

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

ML, I'm so sorry that this happened! I know how much Smokey loves you. He must have been really scared! Seaborne has bitten me before...right on a vein. What a mess! He didn't mean to either!

Please let me know if you need ANYTHING!

Love, Deb

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Mommy ML, we're sorry that you got hurt so bad just trying to help Smokey. We know he didn't mean it, but it's hard for us kitties when we're scared and hurt. Sending big purrs and purrayers to you and to Smokey and the rest of the family, so that everyone heals up okay,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Fin said...

Oh no I'm so sorry you got hurt! I was once so scared I attacked Daddy and left scars. I'm sure Smokey was just too frightened to think. Purrs to you!!

Mom Edit: Be careful with cat bites getting infected, Cat Scratch fever is real, Mommy's grandmother got it once. The back of the heel is super sensitive so it may just be hurting more as a result.

The Meezers said...

Hi AuntieMommyML - we is just checking in to see how you is. we hopes that you is feeling ok

Marilynn said...

OMG!!

We'll be purring and praying for your FULL and FAST recovery, ML.

{{{{hugs}}}}

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs...

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, very painful. I had a really deep cat bite once and soaking in warm salt water helped draw out the red and soothe it.

Daisy said...

Daisy's mom here:
Oh no, I am so sorry that happened! Please watch yourself very carefully, because those kind of bites can easily get infected and need IV antibiotics. I hope you feel much better soon.

Thank goodness you were there to help Smokey! He must have been so scared. And I'm glad to read that Smokey is calmed down now.

At the shelter, when I have to clean the cage of a cat that's scared and growling and hissing, I usually use an empty litter box as a "shield" just in case.

Tesla's situation was similar, in that she attacked out of fear, also (when meeting their new dog). I think under extreme fear, a cat sort of loses their rational mind and just reacts in self defense.

Roberta said...

Wow!!!! Smokey was terrified to do that to you.
Jeter and I are hoping that you're feeling better. Jeter's dad had "cat scratch fever" when he was bitten by a cat he was feeding. He was in the hospital with an IV for a few days. It wasn't fun.
Please take care of yourself.
(Poor Smokey ... he must feel very guilty!)
Roberta

Mo said...

OH ML, I'm so sorry this happened!
I am glad that Smokey wasn't hurt, but am worried about YOU!
That reminds me to put the blinds cords up out of reach of any one!
If that should ever happen again to any of us - I think it would be best to cut the cord and then try to help the kitty.
Sending good vibes to you & Smokey.
Your friend,
mo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh nooooo, we hope yoo heal up good cuz if dem gets infected...well, ouch. Smokey, we know yoo din't mean to hurt yoor mommy like dat, yoo were just scared and in pain. We'll be purring fur yoo both.

Cafe Cats said...

Oh no! Poor ML & Smokey! We all hope that you heal up quick!

the Cafe Cats & Mama Ann

Camie's Kitties said...

Mommy ML, we read about what happened and we feel horrible for both of you. We really hope that you are okay and that Smokey is too. We hope you follow your doctor's instructions and take care of yourself. Purrs and gentle hugs.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and NK

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no - how awful! We're so sorry that happened to both of you. Lots of get well purrs coming your way from all of us!
Max got scared and attacked the (formerly) Blonde Girl a couple weeks ago. He was already feeling sick and then she accidentally scared him and he just went wild and scratched and bit her arm all up. Same thing happened when the Lady tried to give Grr a bath, but that was just stupidity on her part. Anyway, we hope you heal up real fast. Our people know how painful kitty bites are. The Lady's gonna take extra precautions today, when she goes over to give pills and flea medicine to her mom's ferals.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is glad you talked to yur bean vet. We wouldn't want you gettin sick. We's also glad you know Smokey didn't mean to hurt you, him was just so ascared! Yup, fur an purr therapy is called fur, STAT.
Take care!
Victor, Nina & Tabbymom Jen

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We just heard the news!!!!!!! We are all purring very hard for you ML,
so you get well soon! We are glad Smokey is OK,but sorry his fear hurt you so much. Make sure to look after yourself!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Parker said...

Oh we are sorry that this happened! We hope you will be OK and that everyone will be healthy.
Smooches!

Tyler said...

We're over here purring for you mommy ML. Kali, are over the bridge sister, tore mommmy's arm and hand up when she was defending our house from a stray kitty outside. Mommy stupidly went to pick her up and was mauled. She had to go to the hospital too. After that mom always soaked her Kali cat bite wounds in hot water and betadine solution. She never had to go to the doctor again.

We're glad Smokey is back to normal. Heal quickly please.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no! We hope you feel better soon.
Smokey, we know you didn't mean to hurt your mum. Us cats seem to lose our marbles when we get scared. We don't mean to hurt anyone, we just can't think straight at the time.

Derby said...

Purrs to you ML! Goodness that Smokey was so scared and all, didn't know that you wanted to help.

Yep, next time, go in with the big thick gloves, towels.

Get better soonest ML.

Quasi said...

My humans want to know if you can get on disability. All those injuries are "work" related, right?

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh! we is furry sorry to hear this!! we hopes you mends quickly, an' efurryone gets back to normal. we's glad you unnerstans that kitties who is hurtin' can be flat-out unreasonable sometimes, an' revert to their .

mom sez our long-gone uncle, charlie fluffy-tail, got his left front leg wrappted up inna phone cord while she was at work and Boy was at school. when Boy came home, he found charlie an' called mom, who came home from work. his leg was swole up somethin' immense an' Boy had sensibly just left him alone acausa the drefful language charlie was usin'.

mom had a turrible fight wif poor charlie - he was the most quietest kitty alla time, but he ripped her up quite some while she got him to the v-e-t.

it took days of medysin for his leg to get unswelled, but he was just the same ol' charlie after his first fright an' pain was ofur. we purrs that all will be fine for youse guys furry soon!!!

soft headbonks an' purrs--
alla the meowers & mom

The Meowers from Missouri said...

awk! that last sentence onna first para was sposed to be: ". . . revert to their genotype". mom gets distracted by the least little thing . . . like ice cream . . . waita minnit! ice cream? let's us

Chesney Cats said...

Mommy ML & Smokey, we are purring that you both are better soon! Emma did that to Mama when she got her leg caught in a folding chair. (Emma not Mama). Emma was screaming, Mama was screaming & "Daddy" got p*ssed at both of them. It was a bloody mess!

When us kitties are hurt & scared we just don't realize that our beans are only trying to help us.

Tiger Lily said...

Oh my! We are so sorry you and
Smokey had to go through this, Mom ML. We will purray that you heal quickly and that Smokey's legs are OK.

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Boots and Brenda said...

We are so sorry this happened to you and Smokey. Mom has had to IV antibiotic therapy because Ninja bit her hand when she was scared.

When I got caught in the elastic of a toy last week, mom went to help me and I almost bit her. Thank goodness she figured out that she should take the toy off the doorknob, and that released the pressure so I could get my paw unstuck. Thankfully, no one was hurt!!

Please take care and forgive Smokey. It is like someone else said, when cats are scared their survival instincts kick in and they don't think of their humans.

Boots & Brenda

PS: Mom said those IV antibiotics really work fast! The swelling goes down in just a few hours.

Pixel said...

We hope you are feeling better. And smokey must have been very scared. We hope you get better soon.


Pixel and Samba

Smokey,
Can I come over and help purr her better.

Pixel

Angus Mhor said...

Goodness gracious! I'm so sorry Mommy ML. And for Smokey, too, who was so very scairt. I'm so sorry you were so hurt. You're sure takin' it like a trooper and I'm so glad Smokey is "apologizin'". I'm purrin' and purrin' for ya both.

The Island Cats said...

What a frightening experience for everyone! ML, we hope you are okay and we hope Smokey calms down soon! Please be careful of those bites! They can get infected very quickly!

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Sweet Praline said...

Oh Mommy ML. I'm so sorry I missed this and didn't know about it until today. I do hope that you are okay. My mom had a friend who's older woofie attacked her when he was trapped. I am purraying for you really hard!

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! We are sorry that you were hurt so badly and we are sending you tons of purrs and hugs to help you heal faster! Poodin bites hurt so very badly! Owie!

We're sending Smokey tons of purrs and hugs to help him get over his trauma of being hung upside down too!

Luf, Us and Maw

Lisa said...

Oh geez! Ouch ouch ouch x 22! Good Lord that must have hurt like crazy. And I know it's not Smokey's fault - he was scared and hurting too. But gosh. I sure hope you heal up without any side effects. I've only been bitten once (shelter cat) and Cocoa once latched onto my foot when he was all freaked about a cat fight outside the house. Nothing like the Smokester attack though. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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