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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Humans Outclassed Again

Whoever determined the side effects for the antibiotic Clavamox missed a major one: insanity.

Not from the stuff itself – I’d take it if it were prescribed for me. No, I refer to exhibit A:

This is Hermione, our youngest cat. We named her after the scary genius Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter novels, and she lives up to all of the expectations associated with such a name.

Hermione is the patient in question. Last week, while out performing Important Cat Business, she had some sort of accident and came home bloody. We took her to the vet and got her patched up, but somewhere in there she got a touch of pneumonia. That was another couple of days at the vets. She’s over it now, but is on antibiotics for the next week or so, and she doesn’t like them at all. Thus the insanity.

Hermione’s little – a bit over seven pounds. She’s a very smart cat. We humans in the house add up to over a quarter ton and have several college degrees and decades of working experience between us. We are so outclassed. Just tonight it took bribery, stealth and two people to give little miss H. her 1 cc of liquid antibiotic.

We have another week of this – maybe more; we’re supposed to use up all of the Clavamox. One cc at a time. Twice a day. Insanity, insanity, insanity.


Blogger Cin said...

I feel your pain. Try 3cc's of banana flavoured antibiotic for 14 days, every 12 hours?

My normally white bathroom walls were yellow. The Yowler's usually pristine bib, forehead and paws were yellow.

Heck, I was yellow!

Thankfully the vet said all 14 days would not be necessary after all, and the Yowley one has more or less forgiven me.

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