oh yuck! The things we do for our furkids

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oh yuck! The things we do for our furkids

Postby lenawest » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:46 pm

Tux got in a scuffle last week sometime. I kept an eye on him, watching the wounds....since I've been through the abcess thing, I knew what was coming. And since I've had more vet visits than paychecks lately, I took care of him myself.

Large hole in his back abcessed first. Then his poor forehead! Oh god! It looks like a shotgun hole! But, he's been letting me clean his boo boos often with warm towels and put antibiotics on the spots. I think I kept him from the dreaded vet. The head wound has been the worse. You touch him and sploosh! Ewwwww!
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Postby lucy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:48 pm

Can you confine him to quarters? He is gorgeous boy though, even with the icky ness oozing.

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Postby Honeybun » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:51 am

Poor boy. Have you got antibiotics for him? We had a cat with an abscess on his head which I didn't notice until it was a lump, as I pointed it out to someone else I only touched it slightly but it was like a mini eruption of pus from his head [insert vomiting smilie]. As long as it's bathed regularly it should be fine.
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Postby lenawest » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:16 am

Yeah, the head explosion was just how you described it. After I put this last night, he came to get combed and washed again. Then a wound on his neck, that I didn't see at first, exploded! This little cat better love his momma!

And, yes, he's on antibiotics and I've been squishing animax into the wounds, too.
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Postby MarciaCat » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:07 am

Poor Tux! Murph was my abscess prone kitty in his younger days, after a very expensive pre-Christmas vet visit complete with a drain on his chest I had to clean twice a day. I learned to be extra vigilant checking him over after every time he and his brother had a rabbit-kick tussle and was able to avert several return visits messy though it was!
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Postby tonksrok » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:27 pm

Poor little guy!! Hope he heals up soon! I just love his HUGE ears!! :smile:
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Postby Mao Mao » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:41 pm

tonksrok wrote:Poor little guy!! Hope he heals up soon! I just love his HUGE ears!! :smile:


Agreed!
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Postby Ireneb » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:47 pm

Mao Mao wrote:
tonksrok wrote:Poor little guy!! Hope he heals up soon! I just love his HUGE ears!! :smile:


Agreed!

Absolutely. The ears are so lovely. That and the slightly challenging stare.
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Postby Too many cats » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:43 pm

The best advice my old school vet Dr Sloan ever gave me was to 'let it go' let it work itself out. keep it clean but it needs that bacteria or what ever to fester and explode to actually get rid of everything inside of it. once it explodes, squit it with saline twice a day to prevent dirt from infecting it and wha la...... good to go :)
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Postby lenawest » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:54 pm

I'm glad I didn't post a "post-eruption" pic! you would never have noticed his ears!

And TMC, I agree with your vet. I had to pay 95.00 two weeks ago when Bum did the same thing. But he was not eating either. Vet told me if I had known he had a festering wound and opened it up, he would have healed alot faster. That's why Tux is getting the spoiled treatment. He has discovered that he really likes rub down baths. (and NOT going to the vet)
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