Janet had a run to the ER clinic last night...... Janet had a rough evening..... apparently it appears she jumped up onto the woodstove when it was cranked overnight on Sunday night and has 2nd and 3rd degrees burns all over the pads of 3 feet. She was crying last night when I got home but she is pretty vocal anyway.... I was shocked when she attacked me when I touched her feet so thats when I realized something was wrong. I looked at her feet and three were all burnt red and raw, the skin had come off of her two front pads and her toes were red and raw..... We think in hindsight that she was crying because she wanted to come and see us in the living room but her feet hurt to much to walk.
Off to the ER clinic where they had to scrub her burned feet after soaking them in antiseptic and now bandages that will need to be changed every 3 days..... they said she has several weeks of healing as some of the wounds were very deep.... no wonder my poor girl was crying.
I think she won't go near the woodstove again, at least I hope she doesn't .... the ER clinic said this is a very common injury in cats in this area...... my other cats have never done this..... but Janet as beautiful as she is.... well.... she is a little dim......
.... they said it is going to be several weeks before they are healed as some of the sores were quite deep.
so lets see
Cuinn, Connor, Meghan, (dogs) and Janet are now all on meds..... they have all been to the vet in teh last 10 days....... $$$$$$$$$$$$ uggghhhhhh they need a job. Hopefully the other four can all stay healthy for a while......
My question is if any of you have dealt with this before..... my experience is that sometimes people know more than vets about some things..... what would you suggest for pain relief..... is there anything I can do to help her heal and keep her comfortable....