Thursday, August 17, 2006

And We'll Call Her Ted Nugent

My baby girl has had a high fever for the last three days. I thought it was just from teething, but three days later, no new teeth and still no relief I decided to call the pediatritian. They got us in as soon as I called and I was shocked at what we found out.

My little princess has...

CAT SCRATCH FEVER!

What!? I thought that was just a song!

See, our cat had kittens. Our cat keeps going outside. Our cat brought fleas into the house. Our cat gave those fleas to her kittens.

Apparently, Cat Scratch Fever is in a cats saliva and when they clean themselves, particularly their paws and then if they scratch you you can get the disease. Well it's not that common, and usually only among young cats or kittens, particularly who have fleas.

Tara plays with our cat a lot. Not so much with the kittens, but our cat is not even a year old, so she probably was carrying the disease if her kittens had it. Tara doesn't have any scratches on her, but the doctor said she could have already healed or it could have just been a faint surface scratch that I wouldn't have even noticed.

Only my kid would get something like Cat Scratch Fever!!

How could something this cute...



Get this baby so sick?

9 comments:

Diana said...

Those cats ARE adorable...little demons.
Poor Baby Tara! I hope she feels better soon! (I had never heard of that fever until today.)

Jen said...

Holy cow!! I just published this post, reread it and you've already commented..are you stalking my blog!?! LOL!

Karen Rani said...

Poor baby! I have a big hate-on for cats, so don't get me started, but I do hope baby feels better really soon!

Babaloo said...

I hope Tara is feeling better soon. Poor thing. I always thought Cat Scratch Fever was fictional too. Weird!

MommaK said...

Oh no - that's awful. How do you cure it? Hope she feels better soon!!

Jen said...

MommaK: She's on antibiotics and will be fine after she completes them.

Quick Update for everyone: Her fever is GONE!! yey!! And she's only had 2 does of her 6 dose antibiotics!

Karen Rani said...

Oh that is good to hear Jen - I was thinking about her this morning. Poor baby!

Jen said...

Karen: I just got tears in my eyes knowing you were thinking of her!! God, I'm such a wimp!

Diana said...

totally stalking you! LOL!
Actually, i had just clicked on it from my blogroll. Guess It was good timing.