My Maine Coon Cat bit me …

Written By: c.mck
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There are SEVERAL GRAPHIC IMAGES- taken solely to create a timeline of my progress!!! If you are easily disgusted, squeamish / cannot look at medical but gross images, please do not scroll on 😊

Back in September 2021, the 15th to be exact – my 4 year old super fluffy , allergy inducing on everyone [ including ppl not allergic to cats👋🏻] half Maine Coon cat, ‘Spike’, needed a trim. Let’s be honest; he needed some work done, as he despises to be brushed. So at it I went with a pair of clippers in one hand, scissors in the others. [ he had quite a few clumps of matted fur, I had to be prepared]

Sir Spike mckNeeds atop his throne

At it I went for about 10-15 minutes, satisfying clump, after satisfying clump. He was good, he was great .

Until it came time to be rinsed off…

His whole body tensed. I was so gentle & easy… I also thought I had control of the twenty something pound+ cat that I was rinsing.

Well, I didn’t.

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September 16th, 2022 I decided that my husbands advice to “ put ice on it “, was not working & I needed medical attention, as I was unable to move my index finger.

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To Urgent care I drove with my youngest 2 in tow.

Almost as soon as I walked in, I was walking out and heading to the ER, to, “get some IV antibiotics”.

September 17th, 2021, I had surgery on my right hand, from the tip of my index finger, to the bottom of my palm.. my thenar eminence .

Diagram from source: https://www.anatomynote.com/human-anatomy/extremity-anatomy/surface-anatomy-of-palmar-aspect-of-hand-diagram/

Flexor tendonitis , is what the medical term was for what this bite had activated in my hand. Luckily that’s all it activated, and there were no bad bacterias or anything like that from my cats mouth.

When a Maine Coon hunts say, a mouse, he is salivating intensely while stealthily watching said prey & awaiting the perfect moment to launch & latch on. Once the Cats long, sharp, large, needle tip like teeth, sink into prey and puncture the skin, it immediately starts to kill the prey, therefore if said mouse does happen to slip away, the hungry cat can find him later , dead,

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How ever did this happen??

How did this bite infect my finger so badly, so quickly?? Here’s a theory..

September 17th 2021 @ 8:11am – preparing for tomorrows surgery – one could wonder if it’s mapped out so that once in surgery- no one cuts the wrong place!
September 18th 2021
September 21st 2021 @ 12:38pm

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