I hate putting something this wussy in GQ, so here goes in IMHO.
My friend’s cat attacked me today, and sunk his fangs pretty deep in my leg.
It hurts. How can I tell the difference between “It hurts because puncture wounds hurt” and “it hurts because those cat germs are causing problems”?
I noticed on some medical websites that they recommend antibiotics, possibly tetanus booster, for most deep cat bites, simply because so many do get infected. But it’s the weekend. Doctor’s office closed. I’m not inclined to go to some urgent-care center (or god forbid, an emergency room) unless I absolutely must. Words can’t describe how little I want to do that. I’m also reluctant to call the on-call doctor in my practice, because they’ve treated me like a moron before when I’ve bothered them on the weekend. Then there’s the thing about my PHONE NOT WORKING for incoming calls (see my rant in livejournal).
So can I wait? How closely to I have to monitor this thing, and is there some way to judge whether it’s a problem already? Or is that all a moot point and I have to hie my leg to some medical professional regardless?