View Full Version : Poor Kitty (slightly gross)
05-28-2008, 02:56 AM
One of my cats has been pretty lethargic (for a cat) lately. Yesterday, we noticed a bump on his hip, and I thought he felt a bit warm. So, I take him to the vet.
He has an abscess. The vet showed me the pus she drained from it. And the blood from the burst vessel under the pus that has now back filled the bump. Yeah. She also pointed out a puncture scar on the top of the abscess. No idea where that came from.
This is the second time this cat did something like this to himself. He also got himself locked in a car overnight, and stuck up a tree for a day. Stupid cat *hugs*.
So any good thoughts and wishes to speed his healing would be appreciated. I don't want him to have surgery from this.
05-28-2008, 08:50 AM
I think the kitty has an abscess.. but I'm worried as it isn't warm and kitty's fine.
She's quite spazzy still and has the appetite of a pig.
I'm still freakin' out though, so I know how you feel. My cat's the doofus who gets herself stuck in socks and shoes....and boxes.
She loves boxes. If I have one in the livingroom because I just unpacked something and get a call, I'll see the box move on its own across the room moments later. (She flips the boxes over and gets stuck inside them. Its hilarious).
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05-28-2008, 09:15 AM
My cat had an abscess on the top of his head from a fight he got into, the abscess burst and all the crap came out, it was disgusting and it smelt horrible :puke:
It was late at night and i couldn't get hold of a vet so i had to put him in the garage overnight and in the morning get him to the vet, all the gunk had drained out overnight so just had ointment into the hole of the abscess to stop infection, he didn't like that at all poor thing.
05-28-2008, 12:47 PM
Aww poor puddies! :(
05-28-2008, 02:55 PM
He's moving from sleep place to sleep place, and eating, so he should get better.
05-28-2008, 03:52 PM
Both of my kitties send good thoughts.
Baxter just *loves* to hide. That is, when he's not begging for food, sleeping on tables, or getting petted. Just the other night, he got himself stuck in the linen closet. He'd jumped up on some sheets, and was taking a nap...when I shut the door. Good thing he was meowing, or he'd have been in there awhile. His favorite hiding place has to be under the couch. I don't know how, but gets under there. There's not even 3 inches of clearance :eek:
05-28-2008, 11:35 PM
One of my cats has been pretty lethargic
How can you tell? :D
My first cat used to get in fights and he wound up with an abcess in his cheek a couple times. The vet put in a drain and it was really gross to look at. He also sedated him to do it, so when I brought him home the one time, he yowled all the way home in the car, and whenI finally opened the carrier in the living room he staggered out like a furry little drunk. :p
Our two now haven't ever had any injuries (they're 2 years old this month). They are indoor cats, though (and little scaredy cat girl wouldn't go out if you left the door open, anyway) and don't have front claws so they can't hurt themselves too much.
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