Tschetter's cat bite scare

Kris Tschetter
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Kris Tschetter returned to the LPGA Legends Tour in Innisbrook, Fla., after struggling with a serious infection from a cat bite.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, November 12, 2012 | 11:29 a.m.

 

Charlie Beljan wasn’t the only player to overcome serious illness or injury to compete last week.

Kris Tschetter made her return to the LPGA Legends Tour at the ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open at Innisbrook. And while she didn’t play great – 4-over and a tie for 18th, nine shots behind winner Laura Davies – Tschetter was happy to be playing at all.

Over the summer Tschetter suffered a serious infection after being bitten on the finger by a cat. She underwent two surgeries and a long stint of intravenous antibiotic therapy. Had that treatment not worked, she could have lost her hand.

“It was my cat,” he said. “We’d gotten a new dog, and I was the holding the cat when the dog came up and scared him.

“It turns out that 85% of cat bites result in infection, but only five percent of dogs bites do,” she said. “It never got to the point where I thought I was going to lose my hand, but that was certainly one of the possibilities if the surgeries and antibiotics hadn’t worked.”   

 
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gdahl

there is a company in PETALUMA, CALIF called OCULUS INNOVATIVE SCIENCES.
Their product PURACYN IS AN ANTIMICROBIAL KILLER. IT CAN KILL STAFF INFECTIONS,FLESH EATING VIRUS,MRSA,VRSA OR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.IT ALSO CAN KILL THE "BUG" THAT CAUSES FOOD POISIONING.
THE TOUR SHOULD CONTACT THE COMPANY AND HAVE A SUPPLY READY SO PEOPLE LIKE KRIS WOULD NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM SHE FACED.
THERE IS A CADDY ON THE SENIOR TOUR ,SMILES MALONE, THAT HAD A STAFF INFECTION CURED BY THIS PRODUCT SO FEEL FREE TO CONTACT HIM.