Was Bitten by a Sick Kitten and the Kitten Dies

Adopting kittens in the street is normal to our family. How can you ignore a little kitty looking for warm hands that will pet them so whenever we see abandon kitten we brought them home but lately we seldom find one because we don’t go out too often and if we do, we only go to the market.

Early afternoon I have been searching for “Seungheul” he is one of the kittens we found in the garbage pit a few months ago, my sister named them.  It isn’t normal not to see him around since they usually hang out inside our house or in our porch. It was only late afternoon when my sister found him near our grandmother’s bushes, I picked the kitten and he wasn’t in good condition. He is very weak and can’t really move that much, his body is full of sand as well.

It was a few days ago when I am feeding our cats and Seungheul came home wet and shocked; my theory is he fell in the small irrigation in the field beside us since our cats love to hang-out in the grassy field to catch insects. He probably used all his force so he can go home when he heard me calling for food, and since then he looks a bit sick.

Well, seeing the kitten immobile I decided to buy a small pack of powder milk so I can feed him and the other kittens and when I open his mouth the kitten bit me hard in my thumb, I immediately drop the bowl of milk and run in the faucet to wash the wound and let it bleed. It bleed so much and hurt a lot maybe because I was too nervous since the cat that bit me is sick, and we have no knowledge if it was bitten by snake or have any other disease.  After the cat bit me, he started gasping for air and die within few minutes. I let the wound bleed thoroughly and I rub garlic in it and since I am not contented I put betadine as well.

I wasn’t sure if it is brought by nervousness but I felt feverish, my back felt sore and I felt cold a bit so I sleep early. Little did I know I have two bite marks in my thumb and I only treat one bite mark last night so maybe that’s the reason why I feel so feverish, and it made me worry right now since the kitten dies after biting me but my family teased me that it looks like I have stronger rabies than the kitten.

First Aid for Fresh Bite Wound from Webmd

If there is minor bleeding, the skin is barely broken, and there is no risk of rabies:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after treating the wound.
  • Wash the area with mild soap and running water to reduce the risk of infection. Pat dry.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a clean bandage or sterile dressing.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or a cold compress (cloth soaked in cold water) to the bruise for 5-10 minutes.
  • Call your doctor to see if you need to have the bite examined. Always seek medical attention when a child has been bitten in the head.
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