That’s the crazy cat lady motto, sad but true.
Beware the second photo — if you don’t like blood, don’t scroll down.
I came home from Wellington last night after a lovely trip to find a Winters on the front porch. He was sitting very handsomely, but not putting any weight on his right front paw. It’s the same paw he had to get stitches in a few months ago. The same paw he’s torn out his dewclaw on. It’s just a troublesome paw.
I couldn’t actually see anything wrong with it, but when I compared it to the other one by feel, he had a large amount of swelling between his dew claw and the rest of his toes. Siiiiigh.
I made an appointment for him first thing this morning, and lots of money later, we have a Winters who is feeling much better. He sort of looks like Frankenstein’s monster, though. Fitting, with it being Halloween and all!
It was an abscess, so the vet knocked him out and gave it a thorough flush/clean. He had a really high temperature as well, so he got a shot of antibiotics. I get to play nurse and rinse it twice a day with salt water, if I think it needs it…hopefully it’ll drain and dry out soon. And thank goodness there are no stitches or drainage tubes…he is really good at pulling those out, even with an e-collar of d00m on.
We’re back in for a follow up in 3 days. It could be a lot worse, so I’m not complaining. I love our kitties, and if it’s within my means to fix them, I will.
At least they cleaned his teeth at the same time and didn’t charge me for it. I really do like this vet office. They are wonderful.
Mini garden update: Ben didn’t kill anything in the garden while I was gone! I’ll do a full garden update tomorrow.
It actually looks like a garden now! Hurray!
Have you had any expensive vet bills lately? I really hope not! <3 They are no fun.