Ollie cat...

(25 Posts)
hollinhurst84 Thu 07-Jul-16 22:53:05

Has managed to ramp up the vet bills even more by getting an abscess hmm
I touched his shoulder and he went to bite me. Thought that's odd. Poked shoulder and he howled
So off to vet (after being spat at by him blush) and she scruffed him. As she did that and pushed fur apart, it burst spectacularly everywhere
Lord knows how the bloody Ollie cat has got this as its 2 weeks since he came home so too long for it to be then and he's barely been out since confused

cozietoesie Thu 07-Jul-16 23:06:08

Maybe he did get it on his little sojourn. It's a long time but then he's a cat of so many medical mysteries! (The tooth etc.) wink

hollinhurst84 Thu 07-Jul-16 23:07:50

Also a man of much cost hmm
He was awful, was trying to get him in the carrier without touching it. I gave up and made a trail of dreamies which worked perfectly grin
Poor vet took the brunt of the abscess and it was rather large

Toddlerteaplease Fri 08-Jul-16 00:39:02

Probably is an injury he got while missing and it's takes a while to show its self.. Poor boy.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 08-Jul-16 06:49:00

It must've been slowly growing, how is he today?.

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 07:38:30

Sulking at having to sleep on a towel. So he's got one paw off it in a show of defiance hmm
Little quiet but seems in less pain

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 07:42:43

A large abscess is a ......not unserious source of pain and infection so it may take a day or two to get over it even though it's now burst. Did the vet give him any treatment?

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 07:43:14

Yes, antibiotics and metacam? Plus he had two jabs, he's to start the actual tablets tonight

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 07:43:54

This is half the abscess hole - the other half is covered by fur

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 07:45:31

Ah. They'd zonk him just a little as well. Poor lad - give him a couple of days.

You have to give him pills?

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 07:47:34

In his food grin
After the performance he put on towards the vet she very carefully asked if I could give him them, then supplied me with liquid metacam and tablets that can be crushed

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 07:54:29

Ha! Seniorboy won't take them in any shape or form - Goodness knows why he's accepted his current meds but he has, thankfully. (And not all pills can really be crushed up and eaten.)

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:01:30

I haven't got enough hands grin
I can get liquid in him but tablets are a no go. She didn't question me after seeing the hissing spitting ball of fury

TobleroneBoo Fri 08-Jul-16 08:04:49

Poor Ollie! Hope he feels better soon but have to say I am laughing at the one defiant paw off the towel! Bloody cats grin

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:06:15

He's annoyed because he usually sleeps ON me and it was obviously too sore to do that and get comfy
(He likes to sleep on my side with his head in my neck and purr loudly)

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 08:33:13

Give him a day or two. The abscess may have burst - and his behaviour gives you some idea of the pain he was in beforehand - but it will still take a short while to ease off properly.

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:35:02

Definitely. He showed absolutely no signs until yesterday so he's quite stoic

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 08:35:31

You do realise that it will all be your fault I hope? grin

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:41:07

Oh yes. I've already had the look whilst he hid under the coffee table
A nice glare at me every so often
He's too soft to do it for long, he came out from the hiding spot to give me kisses

cozietoesie Fri 08-Jul-16 08:57:32

It's not always so easy having a bonded cat. sad They look to you to provide them with what they want - and if you don't do it, they oftentimes - especially if they're bright - try to work out why you're not. (Have they done something wrong etc etc?) Hey Ho.

hollinhurst84 Fri 08-Jul-16 08:59:10

Um blush I think he's quite bright
I've been doing clicker training. And I've taught him sit blush
The first time I clicked as he was shifting his weight so he then offered me a paw a few times before the human got her shit together grin

isamonster Fri 08-Jul-16 10:53:22

Aww - he'll be fine though it is a nasty thing. Happened to a kitten I fostered - right on her neck and exploded on the way to vets. Probably a small fighting wound. She did fine though I felt horribly responsible for not having noticed till it was huge.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:58:32

Is he all better now?.

hollinhurst84 Fri 15-Jul-16 23:42:15

Still an open wound but he says yes thank YOU hooman and here's his best pretty pwease cuddle me face
Also bliss having kisses with his hooman

ArfurFacksake Fri 15-Jul-16 23:45:43

He's lovely, gws X

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