Cat Thursday Apparently...
One of my kitties woke me up at around 3:00 am yesterday, sneezing, congested, wheezing, and likely feverish. She was making a lot of noise and trying to huddle up next to me. She had been sneezing a bit for the last two days, but I had switched litter brands and was ready to switch back...in any case, I stayed home and took her to the vet.
She's got a potential sinus/respiratory infection.
Not in her lungs, it was caught early, and likely not an infected tooth.
Vet put her on antibiotics and decongestants.
Now. How did she get this? Indoor only cats. DH, I and SD14 have had no contact in the last week with other animals. EXCEPT, I realized this morning, SD11 could have gone to her friends house last Wednesday and visited, you got it, a plethora of other animals. And does she wash her hands? A resounding NO (since they have an empty soap container and no hand towels - well, a filthy one - in their bathroom).
So, I say to DH this morning, carefully, since he doesn't like hearing that his precious children could POSSIBLY be the cause of something bad...
Cover: I was thinking, did SD11 go over to her friends house on Wednesday, the one with the bunnies and farm? Because that might be how Kitty got the thing transmitted to her.
DH: I don't know. (said in a tone like, 'how the he!! should I know' because he doesn't know where his 11 yo daughter was anyway)
Cover: Ok, maybe I'll ask her tonight.
DH: Don't you go accusing her of causing that!
Cover: I wasn't, I was just going to ASK if she was at her friends house with the animals last Wednesday. Because you know, the SDs are not washing their hands again, and she's the only one with contact.
DH: Well, the vet said it could have been anyone here, or it could be, or maybe it was...(blah blah anything BUT the most likely candidate who first thing she does when she comes home is hug the cats - which I personally love to see).
Cover: I wasn't going to blame her, just ASK to see if she was there, that's it. Just forget it.
DH: I wasn't saying you were wrong.
Cover: Yeah, you kind of were.
I did make sure to leave on a nice note, but man, it's so HARD sometimes. All I want to do is have a conversation about it and it's all about not blaming anyone, which I wasn't doing. Just bringing up an idea and re-iterate the importance of hand-washing - ONLY to DH. And he's the one who wanted me to "remind" him of basic stuff like this. So ya know what? I'm out again. Back to disengaging on that stuff.
It's like, if we had a case of salmonella going around our house, and we were all sick, you bet we'd figure out pretty darn quick who was not washing their hands or prepping food properly. Or, then again, maybe we wouldn't...