No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick kitty cat....
It's been too many days now and our little Brutus paw is still not looking good at all. The entire paw looks deformed and like something from some alien movie. When put next to his "good" paw yo can absolutely see what I mean.
Not sure anymore what is happening. As mentioned before, Brutus has had an on and off issue with the same paw, but just one toe. Every so often it would be swollen and sometimes it heals all by itself, and sometimes he requires medical help, but then it heals.
This time the swelling has not gone down. Brutus has already bitten three places on his paw, but it is still swollen. We thought this would help reduce the swelling because it would drain out some of the infection, but no.
He was not so long ago at the doctor, and neither Arvid nor I want to stress him out by taking him there again, but seems like come tomorrow we will. Arvid just looks at him and gets all sad. I look at him and it breaks my heart because we want to make him better, but we fell helpless because it seems like nothing we are doing is helping him.
Even though Brutus' is painful, he still does his running around, still wants Arvid to sing to him every night and still plays all day long. Sometimes he just sits on his scratching pad and takes a snooze.
Right now he is resting on the bed with Arvid; staying always close to Arvid makes him feel safe.
In the meantime we monitor his every move and we do everything to ensure he is comfortable and safe. Today is another day and hopefully it will look a little better. I think Brutus knows we are worried about him because he has Arvid going back and forth with him to his food and water bowl. When it comes to Brutus, Arvid and I are softies. I reall don't want to take him to the vet again. Very traumatizing for him and for us, but depending on what we see....
I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us...