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amurphy1963

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Dog bite!
« on: February 14, 2013, 08:32:20 PM »
So, I'm walking with my girlfriend.  We are just about finishing a 3 mile walk - if felt GREAT!  (11 weeks post op).  We are walking past a guy with two basset hounds, on leashes.  For some reason they attack us - and don't I get bitten on my 'surgical' leg!  Holy Crap!  I've been feeling awesome, enjoying getting back into the exercise routine.  Go for a simple walk and end up in urgent care with 3 puncture wounds on my lower leg and a nice scrape and bruise on my left buttock.  I am on antibiotics and I have reported it to Monroe County Dept of Health, I checked with my surgeon to make sure I don't need to do anything else, and the guy said he would pay my medical bills.

Just a reminder to give dogs a wide berth when you are walking or running.  They are completely unpredictable.  It hurts like heck and today was a good walking day up here in Rochester, NY
-Alison (left hip resurface 11/26 @ Evart Joint Ctr - Dr. Drinkwater)

hernanu

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Re: Dog bite!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 08:40:30 PM »
Good thing you're on antibiotics.

The only thing that is usually associated with dog bites that could affect the HR is a staph infection; which is well treated with antibiotics.

Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Dog bite!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 09:02:48 PM »
Hopefully they weren't foaming at the mouth, were they!?       

hernanu

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Re: Dog bite!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 09:52:43 PM »
Yeah, but that doesn't affect HRs so it's not important  :o :o
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Dog bite!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 03:30:02 AM »
Ow. I hope the health department has taken the dog for observation.  Some places have laws that the dog should be put down for a biting attack.  Sorry for your trouble.
Dee
Right HR  5-23-12  Dr. Gross
Left HR 12-5-12 Dr. Gross

 

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