Monday, January 17, 2011
Boris Is Not Well
Then on Saturday night Boris seemed to be a bit sore near his tail too. We took him to the vet yesterday and discovered he had a huge abscess just by his tail.
Now Boris has a fat arse so it's not surprising we missed it. However, what is surprising is that he showed absolutely no symptoms.
Boris has been playing with us, eating like a pig, and generally behaving as always. This pic was on Saturday night, you can see he's actually rolling about on the sore spot!
The vet thinks that when the abscess formed, it damaged some nerves which is why he didn't feel it at first. Luckily we got him to the vet pronto, so we've stopped a minor problem from becoming a major one.
It wasn't easy. Because Boris wouldn't let us look, he needed a shot of tranquiliser. Then when we realised how big the hole was, and that it needed stitching, so he had to be put under. Boris is so fat that he had to be topped up once with anesthetic during the operation.
Boris is now in the spare room, and wearing a lampshade. The wound by his tail should heal in about a week but we still don't know what's causing the bare patch on his behind.
The vet is hoping it will clear up with the antibiotics he's taking. If not, I'll take a picture and will ask you for opinions. In the meantime, please purr for Boris. He needs it.
PS Tomorrow I'll post a pic of Boris with his lampshade.