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So yeah apparently a cat bite needs like at least forty eight hours of IV antibiotics and a plastic surgeon to do a "deep wound clean" under general anesthetic. Even though the injury doesn't actually look all that bad, externally, because the risk of infection is so high.

So yeah, like. Don't get bitten by your cats, basically.

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Went to see Mum in the hospital, and she seemed in pretty good spirits, considering. Covid means she's not allowed any more than one visitor per day, but I taught her how to use Netflix and iView on her phone, and she was excitedly telling me about all the young men coming in with chopped-off fingers.

Always an exciting cross-section of humanity, walking into the A&E!

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@alis my wife's unpredictable allergies mean that we've spent many many hours in the ER, and at least half the time there's someone scream-ranting about doctors being cops/crooks/thugs/The Man

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@alpine_thistle Here I think it's mostly people complaining about wait times?

The only other place I've spent significant time in the A&E was Banff (over New Year's, even!), which was, like. All skiing injuries all the time.

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@alis oh yeah, we ended up in an ER in Utah in January and it was the calmest one we've ever been in, but we were like "I bet this is the hospital they airlift you to if you get messed up while skiing"

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@alpine_thistle Ironically our local hospital is also that; Mum said every time the helicopters fly over all the nurses are like, "Oh, no not another one..."

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@alis our local hospital has a metal detector and a cop that checks your bag before you can get into the ER. The hospital itself is the top hospital for several states but it's in a moderately sketchy part of town lol

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@alpine_thistle America is wild, man. o_O

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@alis this isn't even normal for America!!!

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@alis Yikes! Glad your mom is doing ok and that you got to visit.

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