Losing Bits and Parts

20 Oct

If you remember, I had my little bucks banded to castrate them.  Typically, it’s safe, easy, and not likely to have complications.  They all looked like this as things were dying and drying up.

Red nursing Harley

Red nursing Harley

A couple of days ago, I noticed that my first little boy was completely free of his extra parts.  That’s how it usually happens.  They just fall off.

Elmer

Elmer

Well, Tuesday ended up being a bit unusual.  It started with me finally making my phone call to the vet to get an appointment for my little Bob cat.  He had been in another fight and I knew he had torn a claw.  It wasn’t getting better.  The vet pulled the claw off and gave him an antibiotic shot.

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Bob

That evening, while I was walking in pasture, I took a picture of Red.  I thought I saw wet on his dried up parts.  Well, the skin had come down and revealed he still had living tissue.  Now about three inches was exposed.  I called the vet.  He sutured things and removed what was left of the scrotum.  The vet said he’d never seen anything like that either, so I did feel better.

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After the vet’s visit, Red is all better now, but I never want to have to see any of my babies go through that again.  Poor boy.

For the record, I love and appreciate my vets, but I’d like to go a week or lots more before I have to call them again.  I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.

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4 Responses to “Losing Bits and Parts”

  1. Patty Leonard Woodland October 20, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    Poor Red – I never saw anything like that either

  2. Jeanne October 20, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    That’s really odd. Poor Red. It must have been miserable. I’m sorry about Bob, too. I hope they both get better really soon!

    • Teresa October 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      They are both pretty much back to normal!

  3. janicead October 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    Ouch for both of them. Our old Charlie cat had an infected nail that we had to soak in Epsom’s salt. That was quite the struggle as he never liked water except to drink!

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