Bertil came in by himself last night, to my big surprise and he was kind as well so I knew he felt miserable. It looked as hid head was twice as big on his right side and I realised I had to do something myself and not wait for a vet appointment. So I lifted him up, no arguing from his side and placed him in the bathroom sink, still no arguing from him.
I started to feel after some kind of eschar and found one tiny spot that most likely was one. I then picked up my work knife, the kind that really is a razor blade and started to scrape on the dot and every now and again I poured hydrogen peroxide on the spot. Still no arguing from Bertil so I understood this must be very painful. I was about to give up when I suddenly saw the wound open up and blood mixed pus came running out of the wound.
OH THE SMELL!! It was so nasty and the pus just kept flowing out. I kept on pouring hydrogen peroxide on it and I have the strong kind that actually hurts if poured on a wound and still no reaction from Bertil but the peroxide boiled like crazy. He didn’t react until I had to press on the skin to get as much as possible out from there. He hissed but didn’t bit and he pressed his paws on my hands but without using claws. I kept on pressing until no more came out and after that the dogs took over :-)
I think they took turns to lick him clean all night so now he has a big bald spot on his cheek🙂 The skin looks just as light as it should so it doesn’t look like there’s any infection any more. I’ll keep an eye on this just in case and the dogs won’t leave him alone until they know he’s ok again🙂 I’m not welcome close to him any more so I guess that’s a good sign🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat and then it’ll be an early night, I’m so tired it hurts and I can just hope I’ll get used to this time change faster than I usually do.
Have a great day!