Friday, February 20, 2009

Poor kitty...

So, last night I noticed Mack had a little nick on his hip. This morning, after he went outside for his "business", I looked at it again. Well, I faint at blood, but infections fascinate me. Well...his nick was now a pencil sized hole. I pressed on the top of it.

Lets just say I threw up in my mouth a little.

Holy cow! Now it is the size of a nickle, and VERY infected. And so deep I swear I see organs in there...

So fast forward to the vet appointment. I swear this guy is the CSI of animal injuries.

Vet: "Exactly 5 days ago, at night, Mack wandered unknowingly into another cats territory. Said cat jumped Mack and bit him. Then Mack was traumatized from the incident...yada yada"

Ummm what? Was he in my bushes with night vision goggles? He went into how he could tell from the way the hole is,no defense wounds, etc... But at that point I was getting dizzy, faint, and feeling like I might puke again, so I asked him to stop.

And,I really did not need to see him put that tube thingy inside the hole. Uck. Did not help that J was saying "Wow. Wook dey is putting dat thing WAAAAY up in there!" eyes as big as saucers with a goofy grin.

So... thank goodness I saw it. He could had lost his leg had it been 5 more days. Now I have to keep it open for ten days by massaging it so it drains. Otherwise, the vet threatened to put a drainage tube in it. He tried to do that today, but I really can't handle that, so we are trying this first. So gross!!!!

TMI? Sorry, but I needed to share.


Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I could never be a Doctor or a Vet, I'd be sick all the time.

Eloise said...

Yikes! I hope your cat heals quickly - for both of your sake!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

And I bet that vet visit was cheap! Not.