Picture, if you will, a flailing traumatized cat. Much like this:
Now picture said cat with its needle-sharp teeth and talons latched to my thumb.
Poor Pip. She has a skin condition that is driving her nearly insane.Poor thumb. It found its way between her teeth and itchy spot.
So far there is no sign of infection, and the digit is very much intact. Incredible, considering the amount of blood that spewed from my wrist and hand like a pin-poked water balloon. I may be falling apart with age, but fortunately I’m still a fabulous healer.
There is quite a bit of swelling, a fair number of cuts and punctures, and a whole lot of pain. I’ve been taking my ibuprofen like a good girl, and slept well with a bag of frozen corn nibblets wrapped around my thumb. I think I’ll live.
What a way to put a damper on my recent new-job high.