This happened a few years ago but i just starting thinking about it and was wondering if other moms knew this. When my son was 2 we had cats and he was always playing with them and he'd get scratched, well one day i noticed he had a lump under his right armpit it scared me because my first thought was cancer. I took him to the dr and the first thing she asked was if we had cats. Then she felt around and confirmed it was cat scratch fever. She gave him antibiotics and it went away within a week. It was kinda scary though because it was a hard lump about the size of a nickle. Anyone else know about this or experience something like this? I just thought i'd share. Thanks for reading.....
Answer by wildboyz1994 at 9:32 AM on Oct. 27, 2009
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I had it when I was a child. Fever, hallucinations.... it was bad! I got it twice from my neighbor's cat before anyone put two and two together and realized it was the cat scratches that were making me sick.
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