First - the good news. Miss Cleo is healing very well and just had her last dose of meds this morning. She is leaving her white polo shirt on and isn't fussing too much. In fact, she actually played last night! Amazing!
Now for the BAD news.
Do you remember what caused this?
Right! Skor managed to cut two of his feet and we had to keep him from getting at them so they would heal. The whole process involved meds twice a day, cleaning the feet twice a day, and putting antibiotic on the feet twice a day - all of which Skor vehemently protested. He didn't enjoy the cone too much and eventually "graduated" to a baby sock for the last part of his healing.
We were SOOOOO happy when we could finally put that cone away.\
Then . . .
About three or four weeks ago he did it again. He managed to slice the pad of his right front foot. This caused the pad to swell to an amazing size. Once more he got "coned" while we did the routine of meds twice a day, cleaning the foot twice a day, and antibiotics on the foot twice a day. Skor still managed to protest the meds and the the ministrations. However, luckily, he seemed to adjust to the cone pretty darn well.
And then - we were done. The foot was healed and the cone was retired once more to the linen closet.
Hubby and I breathed a sigh of relief because Miss Cleo is much easier to give meds to than Skor and she was only going to need to be "shirted" for 10 days.
The end of the kitty troubles were in sight. On Monday of next week we (which probably means me) will take Miss Cleo to have her stitches out and then we can retire the polo shirt along with the cone.
Or can we?
Yesterday, before I headed to work, I noticed the Skor was really doing a number on his LEFT front foot - more than normal. I made a mental note to check it out when I got home. Which I did.
He has a cut on the pad of his foot! The pad has just started to swell and turn red.
Hubby and I cleaned the foot and sprayed it with antibiotic. Tonight we will begin tearing the house apart trying to figure out just what Skor is getting into which cuts his feet. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Wish us luck!
Voice Update: The left side of my neck is still sore - so sore in fact, that when Susan gave me my massage yesterday, it was all I could do to keep from crying out. Not good folks, not good! At least my speaking voice is still rocking!