Re: Dog Bite almost 36 weeks
Absolutely GO to the hospital!!!!! Pregnancy immune system isn't great. My son bit me while I was 35 weeks PG and I developed an infection in my thumb and forefinger. I put it off til my next appointment because I thought it was too minor to go to the ER for. The pain was really bad by this time. There, they gave me some mild antibiotic for it, and after 4 days of this antibiotic and the infection only getting more painful and deeper, I went to the hospital and told them to take me seriously. At this point the pain had spread from my fingertips to the center of my palm, my bottom thumb joint, and down into my wrist. I couldn't even grasp anything and couldn't sleep because of the pain. My lymph nodes under my arm were enlarged and everything. I ended up having to take a mega antibiotic because apparently it was staph or something resistant to the antibiotic they'd given me already. By this time the infection was setting into my joints and threatening my tendons.
After that I developed phlebitis (inflammation of the veins) and a small blood clot in the area of my hand between my thumb and forefinger. I had to see the hand specialist who said it was probably secondary to the infection, because clots happen more easily during pregnancy but it was resolving on its own. It took me several weeks to get over this, and you don't want to be dealing with it with a newborn.
They shouldn't put the dog to sleep since it's your dog! But trust me, if they are taking it seriously, don't put this off!
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005
Last edited by siren1024; 05-26-2005 at 01:26 PM.