Well, I'm back and have been properly drugged
. I was feeling pretty sheepish going in because you literally can't see the puncture wound. But both the exit nurse and the pharmacist assured me they have seen some very nasty infections from cat bites: hands swollen to twice the normal size, people requiring pic lines for long term ab treatment, and even surgery. I'm seriously wondering how I survived childhool because I was constantly getting scratched or nipped by some critter or another. With the exception of the thumb I hid from my parents until it started turning yellowish-green I don't remember anything of consequence. However, I'm glad I went in especially since my antibiotic choices are limited by allergies.
They didn't give me a tetanus booster because of the suggestion from my allergist not to repeat but they did give me an antibiotic that should cover it. The doctor didn't seem too concerned about that.
My kitten is galloping around like a happy rambunctious fella and I can't help wondering about the others tonight. The two still out there are likely with their mama but may be displaced. I'm concerned about the one that is with the other family and hope that kitten calms down for them. He/she is about 5 1/2 weeks old--do they typically make the adjustment to humans fairly easily at that age?
Also I'm wondering, my kitten was between 2-3 weeks when I found him. He was a fair distance away from the nest--might they wander away at that age? He was making a lot of noise and I can't imagine the mama cat didn't hear him if she was around. BTW, as soon as I told my son that it looked like we were going to keep the kitten he went in to tell him. Apparently the kitten was totally unconcerned by the whole business because he had no intention of leaving here
the first place.