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Unwise cat personal health decisions

Revolting Cat Things within.

On Sunday afternoon, we noticed that Yama Bungle had a swelling on his neck, which looked suspiciously like an abcess.

On Monday morning, I took Yama Bungle into the vet, who gave it as her opinion that it would not be possible to lance the abcess due to its awkward location inside the jaw, and therefore gave him antibiotics and painkillers, and instructions to bring him back if these did not effect a cure.

This morning, Yama, who yesterday was small and tired and quiet, became once again loud and bumptious and shouted, ran about, and threw a large number of random objects onto the floor.

And at some point, he also decided that having an abcess was a mug's game and popped the damn thing.   At least it's draining now?

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timetiger
13th Jan, 2016 00:27 (UTC)
No doubt Yama reasoned that as long as the antibiotics do their job and prevent infection, all's well that ends well. *crosses fingers that this is so*
bunn
13th Jan, 2016 23:17 (UTC)
The idea of Yama Bungle reasoning fills me with alarm!
ningloreth
13th Jan, 2016 00:27 (UTC)
Reminds me of the Calpol advert...
bunn
13th Jan, 2016 23:31 (UTC)
At least 23 hours of the day he is asleep! The chaos caused during the remaining hour is more than enough for one day.
anna_wing
13th Jan, 2016 07:25 (UTC)
Ugh. Abscesses are messy things, and always involve vast quantities of blood, pus and yowling. And then more yowling every day for a least a week, as you make your cat taco with a towel, smear on the medicinal manuka honey and dust with the antibiotic powder.

Though since yours has his abscess inside his jaw you are presumably obliged to let the antibiotics Do Their Thing on their own. I hope that he heals quickly.

While we are on the subject of Revolting Cat Things: I was reading a Gladys Mitchell novel from the 1930s, where schoolboy slang for vomiting was "catting". Which was so appropriate.

Edited at 2016-01-13 07:32 (UTC)
ningloreth
13th Jan, 2016 13:08 (UTC)
Kipling used 'catting', too, in Stalky and Co. I never understood the allusion until now!
bunn
13th Jan, 2016 23:35 (UTC)
I'd completely forgotten that! I don't think I'd ever made the connection with actual cats either.
bunn
13th Jan, 2016 23:33 (UTC)
He looks like he's cut his own throat! We are bathing it and the swelling is going down.

I don't think we've ever been given antibiotic powder though. I guess there are different vogues among vets!
anna_wing
21st Jan, 2016 10:22 (UTC)
Mine gives medicalised manuka honey, painkillers and antibiotic powder, usually on top of antibiotic and painkiller shots.

And teaches the technique for making the cat taco, which has come in remarkably useful.
alitheapipkin
13th Jan, 2016 11:53 (UTC)
Oh dear! Hopefully it'll heal up nicely
bunn
13th Jan, 2016 23:35 (UTC)
Well, he seems very cheery about it, and is eating like a horse, which surely must be a good thing.
alitheapipkin
14th Jan, 2016 11:26 (UTC)
I'd certainly take it as a good sign!
lindahoyland
14th Jan, 2016 04:54 (UTC)
Hope he soon feels better.
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