Thursday, April 29, 2010

Psyche's Abcess

My kitty, Psyche, recently had a puncture wound on her hip. It was most likely a bite wound from one of our other cats. It was nothing when we noticed it, but then it started oozing pus and we saw just how deep it went. We called the vet and got some medicine to take care of the infection and some more to clean the wound. The next day, however, the wound had opened up to the size of a quarter. Needless to say, my mom, my boyfriend, and I took her to the vet.

Luckily for everyone involved, the wound was healing well and all was as it should be. The wound was probably a week old when we discovered it, and it had gotten infected below the skin. The abcess then burst, tearing open the skin, but releasing all that pus. The nurses at the vet's office said the wound was very clean and looked much worse than it really was. We're still giving her the medicine for the infection, but we were told not to clean the wound, because it would only draw attention to her inury and make her lick at it and tear it apart.

It's healing up now, but it looks just terrible. At least she's just fine. It seems like all discomfort has gone. :)

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