Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Community Cat ... and some gruesome pictures

I must say that it was not as bad as I thought it would be. She only meowed loudly in the morning when the chores are being done. Other than that she spent her time napping and walking about in the kitchen. I know because I sit at the kitchen door and supervised her that way. Err...san is going to show her wounds here so if you're nervous just know that they looked quite deep.
This was what one side looked like when the vet had cleaned off the dead skin. The vet said the wounds would have been there for about 2 days for them to have dead skin and a lot of pus. This was true because Cousin R saw one of the wounds on Monday evening. It was only Tuesday when san decided to take Putih to the vet. The vet had also cleaned the pus off the wounds. She had 5 deep holes. The vet said that these could only be made by another cat.
 The vet had to shave her as he had to make sure everything is clean.
We were supposed to clean her wounds with the cleaning solution and then smear the antibiotic gel on the wounds twice a day. 
The vet was very impressed with Putih's stoicism and calmness. She did struggle and meow but overall she was a perfect patient. The vet did spray something on the wounds to kill the pain for a bit before he scraped her dead skin off to expose the new skin.
 When she came home from the vet, she ate half acan of tuna and chicken and then had a nap.
This was how the wound looked like yesterday. There is still some pus which we clear before we put the cleaning solution. It looks clean and does not smell.
san: The kitties were very well-behaved and did not disturb Putih at all. Bujang and Tanaka decided to have meals in the living room. However, this morning Bujang braved it and had breakfast in the kitchen. Putih eats in the bathroom. The surprise was Akira who spends her half of the day outside on the fridge in the kitchen and she does not seem disturbed by Putih's meowing. However, these days Bujang spends time with both Akira and I in the computer room at night, instead of sitting by himself in the living room. He is still a little nervous. Tanaka does not go to the kitchen at all but he does spend time outside. I think everyone is coping quite well with this emergency.

4 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Putih looks like such a sweet kitty! And well done to all the Amigos for being nice to her!

Purrs,
The Chans

Eileen said...

Putin looks like she enjoy living in a loving home. I hope somebody adopts her. You amigos are so kind to give her some peace. Meow from Jessica

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you all -- humans and kitties alike -- for caring for Putih. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you.

Anonymous said...

Cat abscess is fairly common when cats fight. It is good to keep deep puncture wounds 'open' for a couple of days for the pus to drain. If a scab forms over too quickly, the remaining pus could fester deep in the puncture wound despite antibiotics....resulting in tender swelling which may need to be lanced all over again. All the best to Putih. ;D