|Purred: Wed Jun 13, '12 9:13pm PST |
|First: I get paid in two weeks, I cannot beg, borrow, or steal, I have no credit and cannot get credit, our vet does not do payment plans, our SPCA does not have a veterinary office, and there are no low-cost clinics nearby.
May 25th Egon went to the vet because of a sunburn gone bad. Scratching had caused a bacterial infection. In addition, he had burst acne cysts on his chin and "eyebrow". He got two antibiotic shots, Surolan ointment, and Revolution in case of mites.
Today, at 10AM, Egon suddenly crouched down and laid his ears flat. His ears were oozing brownish pus and filled with wet wax. They were also very pink. I cleaned his ears thoroughly and applied a bit of Surolan, hoping it might help.
We were a bit distracted today (My mother-in-law was readmitted for a cancer relapse- we're not expecting her to survive) but when we got home and fed Egon, he seemed fine. I checked him later, after we had talked a bit about my mother-in-law, and found the oozing was even worse, his ears were waxy again, his ears were red and sensitive to touch, and his right eye was a bit watery. His chin acne is also worse than it has been, but not as bad as when he saw the vet.
I cleaned his ears again and he cried and flailed a bit, and there was some blood, from even the gentle cleaning. I went through eight cotton balls and a q-tip. I applied a bit more Surolan, but I'm at a loss. I don't have anything to take him to the vet with. Our vet overcharges (Severely) and refuses to see an animal on a payment plan. I don't know what to do to help him. On top of that, I'm angry. Why did he get another infection so soon?! He was completely fine yesterday when I checked his ears!
Has anyone experienced a cat- male, neutered, all-wet diet, 13 months old, dilute ginger, 10 pounds, cobby-bodied- with red ears, brown discharge, wet brown ear wax, a sickly smell to the ear, who has sensitivity to touch ONLY when his ears are at their worst, disgustingness-wise, but is fine with touch after they have been cleaned? What was the issue?
It can't be mites, his Revolution should still be active and killing the little buggers. If it isn't, I'll scream, it was SUPPOSED to fix any mite infection the first time, and I paid an exorbitant amount and trusted the vet that it would fix it.
I feel like I'm going to burst. I love my cat, but I don't know what to do help him.
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