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#97450 - 10/24/10 01:38 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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I can't add anything to the good advice already given. I would do the epsom cleanse/compress (if tolerated), followed by betadine.

Open would be better, or if you need to cover it, wonder if you can build up around it to give it some aire.
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#97451 - 10/24/10 01:38 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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it smells a little bad, but nothing strong. And I don't know if I'm just smelling the dirty gauze? I have betadine but it's in my freaking storage unit! Not going to explain here but basically couch surfing bumming off friends while trying to find a place to live. So if it's not in my car, it's in storage frown I'm really close to a walmart though.... I'm debating running there...
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#97452 - 10/24/10 01:41 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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hugging OH my! Poor Tessa
I didn't see the pic until now. I'd call the evet and ask them for the best advice, I wouldn't want to steer you wrong on this. But I am leaning toward what Ruth said about the compress. I wouldn't go too hot that would hurt.
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#97454 - 10/24/10 01:42 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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Spray bottle will be easier to apply. I kinda like peroxide to clean out the dead stuff on the initial cleanse, then the betadine for maintenance.

I wouldn't use any calenda creme on that - too deep, and you want to heal from inside out.
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#97456 - 10/24/10 01:47 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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do you think it could wait until monday with home treatment? I'm looking at how much money I have and thinking about er vet fees. Why always on a saturday?! She broke it on a saturday too. But I guess it was good luck getting it wet so that I found this!! Otherwise it would have been at least another week, maybe longer if after xrays they didn't think it was time to remove the cast.
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#97457 - 10/24/10 01:48 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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#97458 - 10/24/10 01:48 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I second the gentle warm betadine compresses. Wishing you good luck. Poor Miss Tessa! Wishing only the best outcome, and that this begins to heal and resolve sooner than you expect.
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#97459 - 10/24/10 01:55 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Braverhund]
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I don't know about the e-vet, I think most of us would be freaked out enough to go. Having said that, when I was a kid, we had a cat that would come home with the deepest and ugliest wounds from fighting, that we administered to at home. My job was usually to hold the cat while Dad was cleaning out the wound. His nickname was scabhead for a reason, poor thing (btw, my folks never neutered him, he was outdoors, etc - not the way I would have a cat if I were making the decisions).
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#97460 - 10/24/10 01:56 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: Lin]
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Originally Posted By: Lin
do you think it could wait until monday with home treatment? I'm looking at how much money I have and thinking about er vet fees. Why always on a saturday?! She broke it on a saturday too. But I guess it was good luck getting it wet so that I found this!! Otherwise it would have been at least another week, maybe longer if after xrays they didn't think it was time to remove the cast.


The important thing is that you discovered it. Now you need to clean it out and disinfect it and keep her from bothering it. Go buy some betadine b/c that will seal the wound.

spray bottle is a good idea b/c that will help flush it. Use warm water though.
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#97461 - 10/24/10 01:58 AM Re: immediate advice needed!! [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Also Cleo and Basu both had some really nasty abscesses that I treated at home without incident. I think if you keep it clean and keep a very good eye on it and keep her away from it you can wait until Monday.
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