Doesn't it just pour?
My beloved Ollie was found like this a week ago:
sound asleep in the bag
which isn't like him at all.
So upon closer inspection I could tell the left side of his face looked a lot bigger than the right!
OMCats! *worry, worry, fret, fret*
after staying up all night watching him I finally fell asleep for an hour only to wake up and find him in the living room, on the floor rolling around chriping and happy & not swollen anywhere.
Naturally, he went to the vets. After many tests, a poke & prod here and there he was uncerimoniously returned to me and I was informed me was the picture of health. At just 12 months old he weighs in at 11 pounds. Teeth, gums, coat; everything fine. No lumps, no bumps, no fleas, nothing out of the ordinary. He was sent home with clavamox drops to fight any possible internal infection just to be safe.
Couple days later he started perking up, wasn't sleeping all day and even had a paw whapping good time with Clyde his little buddie.
Then, Friday night,
back in the bag, and same side all swolled up.
Again, I stayed up with him all night (with tears in my eyes at his obvious discomfort and my utter helplessness) I did have some pain meds that I adminstered and he drifted off to la-la land but stayed in his bag.
Next morning: right as rain
a small hard bump left where the swollen area was.
This time I called the vet rather than commit another *gulp 500* to the cause.
The vet said he didn't honestly know. He felt it was a gland or lymph node reaction to something. I think it may be the new treats I gave them. They are the Natural Balance Rabbit.
Ollie wasn't taken much with them but he did eat them.
Now we are undergoing a scientific experiment
It was Friday night when he last had a reaction & I'm pretty sure I had given the rabbit treats that eve. as opposed to the Salmon Temptations.
Per Dr.'s orders I am to wait a few days and give him a rabbit treat and see what happens.
I hate to do it; given that he will get all swollen again, but Dr. is right (and so is Missy Teri
) that it's better to know for sure even if it means a little discomfort. (and I still have a couple syringes of pain meds)
In other Drug Related news:
Here is Ms. Stella,
this should serve as a warning to bb kitteh's everywhere, when you hit the ol' valarian bag
you may find yourself on some fringe of the carpet with a piece of cardboard as your only friend.
I don't think Clyde was paying attention:
note the position of his paws (as if he's the victim of a hold up in his sleeps)
and the closeness of the valarian bag.
I think some kitty re-hab may be in order here.