The kitties did well during my vacation, and as I attempt to type this I have 'help' by our newest feline family member. It increases the challenge to write when you are receiving enthusiastic and bellowing head-butts and alternately the butt hello. Cats.
Anyway... From my last blog, my hoarding mother's hospitalization ended anti climatically and her cats weathered her hospitalization okay. It was as I suspected, it was serious enough that they needed to surgically open her hand and clean out the infection, but no where near the high level of risk the 2010 cat bite was. She was angry she was awake for her surgery, and in the two weeks post has been miserable, griping, and making everything all about her. I am continuing to keep her on the low contact plan, and she is getting angry that when she tries to 'hype' something - often by asking alarming-yet-rhetorical questions, I respond one of three ways... I will:
- Not answer at all, and she will eventually go on with 'conversation'
- Tell her to ask her doctor, and not engage any further
- Tell her I am at my location and have to go