cat scratch fever

Little by little the details come out.

My whole body is marked by scratch marks. It looks like I fought with a cat and came out the loser.

I guess I am the loser, I was the one who did all the damage.

Morphine made my skin crawl and itch. I itched. And since I was so out of it, I didn’t notice and neither did the nurses at first.

Benadryl later, the itching stopped. And so did my use of morphine.

As I woke up more and more, I was so nauseated that I stopped using the morphine around 8 p.m. I’d rather have pain than nausea. The nurses then spent the next 12 hours getting my nausea under control. They figure some of it might have been caused by the general anaesthetic.

Am glad THAT is behind me.