The lab work came back showing a simple bacterial infection…something that antibiotics should easily knock out. Of the 3 different antibiotics currently being used, 1 won’t touch this bacteria…but the other 2 should. Anyhow, there are 2 more antibiotics that this bacteria is supposed to be very sensitive to…so that’s where we’re at now.
They sedated her yesterday and lanced the 3 abcesses to drain. She will be injected once a week with the new antibiotic and given the other daily. She will remain kennelled to allow the abcesses to drain and dry. I’m not to be handling her to medicate while she’s still draining.
I carried her special handmade cat food in this morning and Apache was most happy! Among other things, it contains boiled whole chicken ground with Complex Vit B, E, fish oil, and Taurin. I don’t make it often as it’s such a mess, but I do make a lot at one time. I store it in the freezer in tiny containers. One container is enough to treat a sick kitty for several days as long as it’s kept refrigerated.
Where did the bacteria come from? Cat bites? Claws? Her chewing on herself? Since she’s been inside most of the time since she had the kittens, he thinks it’s most likely something she’s come in contact with outside. And it could be as simple as getting poked and scratched with the outside vegetation! More likely though, from a cat fight or even a tussle with a raccoon. Needless to say, she has sealed her fate to being an inside kitty. Think that will suit her just fine. We will need to get serious on running the raccoons away. We don’t need them fighting with the kitties.
I’m praying the new antibiotics work well and am looking forward to being able to bring Apache home later next week.
Susan ~ Patchkat