Oh yea cat scratches and bites are the worst. I went to a very country school and still live here so everyone I know deals with animals and one boy was out for 2 months from cat scratch fever. Even if it might not seem serious to a healthy person us lupus people have to take extra precautions. I always call my primary if I get bit or scratched badly from a animal I rescued and he is more than willing to give them to me. With my permanent pets I always neosporn scratches and little bites because it happens. A couple a years ago I was updated on my tetanus because one of my dogs was walking back with me from the mailbox and there was a kitten she went after. So I reached down and snatched this little thing from her because she would've killed it. So I have this hissing scratching kitten and biting dog and I just run this little thing into my bathroom and my mom's laughing because all she could was hear me and apparently it was funny. It wasn't funny anymore after she saw my stomach, arm and hands, next day I just went to the doctor and even if it hurt I couldn't help but laugh because it was a funny story and only I would end up with a story like that. Though even after a day my hand was already infected that was kind of the point of my long story and the kitten was fine just shook up and I found him a great little home. Oddly enough even if it isn't only bites and scratched we should be weary, my foot got infected from what started as an hangnail then turned into a ingrown nail and it the infection ended up going up my foot and a huge open sore on my toe. oh that was gross and incredibly painful.
Glad your doing better and I know exactly how quickly something like that can sneak up on you.