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post #1 of 25
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My 13 year old cat Midnight has a HUGE bump on his head.. ITs just in one left side and right above his eye... Its the size of a golf ball!
He was just fine the other day! I have this feeling when I let Hunter (our yellow Lab) outside through the back door, Hunter might have trampled on poor Midnight who was sitting right by the back door way. I saw Hunter kinda run over him... But....
So he's got this HUGE bump now.... I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should just wait a few days and see if it'll go down.. like maybe it's just swollan?
Cuz I can touch it and he doesn't cry... He's eatting just fine and he's acting normal.. just has a huge lump on his head. What do you guys think I should do? I'm not made of money either...*sighs*
AND my parents are yet again out of town when I find out something is wrong with the animals outside..
Goodness.. can anyone help me ?
post #2 of 25
personally I would not mess with a head injury and most definitely have him looked at!!!
post #3 of 25
When I was a kid our cat had this, and I know what you mean it's HUGE and startling. it's more likely a broken nail from a cat fight or some other thing is what our vet said that got lodged in there and makes like a boil type of thing.
The vet popped it and cleaned it.
post #4 of 25
Poor Midnight! Can you call the vet and see what they recommend? That's what I'd do.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Marge
When I was a kid our cat had this, and I know what you mean it's HUGE and startling. it's more likely a broken nail from a cat fight or some other thing is what our vet said that got lodged in there and makes like a boil type of thing.
The vet popped it and cleaned it.
oh MAN! I hope thats not it.... I don't know what to do.. I have to go into the OBGYN tomorrow for a procedure and i don't have health insurance... there goes A LOT of my money... and i don't think I will have enough for the Vet visit if it is something very serious. *sighs* Im beside myself... Why does everything happen at ONCE?!
post #6 of 25
Call the Vet and exlain your situation - most decent vets will offer you a payment plan - but as a responsible cat parent he needs to see a vet!!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hell603
Call the Vet and exlain your situation - most decent vets will offer you a payment plan - but as a responsible cat parent he needs to see a vet!!
THANKS HELEN! I AM a responsible cat owner. I'm young and Im at work right now and Im just trying to get feed back for what i've just discovered in my old cat. The vet that I take all the kitties to will be open for 30 minutes after I get home from work. I will ask them about a payment plan.
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by stormy
Poor Midnight! Can you call the vet and see what they recommend? That's what I'd do.
I'm gonna give them a ring when I get home today.. I just hope they can give me some helpful tips until I can bring him in.. and most likely i won't be able to bring him into the vet until Saturday.. I have to have a sonogram done tomorrow at the OBGYN and I know thats going to be soooo expensive.. I just hope the vet can work out a payment plan with me when I take Midnight In.. *sighs* Midnight is an old bugger too.. he's always been an out door cat and is not fond of a lot of people except for me... so this will be a challenge..
post #9 of 25
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I'm gonna give them a ring when I get home today.. I just hope they can give me some helpful tips until I can bring him in.. and most likely i won't be able to bring him into the vet until Saturday.. I have to have a sonogram done tomorrow at the OBGYN and I know thats going to be soooo expensive..(I'm not pregnant. The sonogram is for a possible cyst. )

I just hope the vet can work out a payment plan with me when I take Midnight In.. *sighs* Midnight is an old bugger too.. he's always been an out door cat and is not fond of a lot of people except for me... so this will be a challenge..
post #10 of 25
Do you live where poisonous snakes are? Once I thought my cat was bitten (I used to let him out unattended), but the I called my vet he said it was a cat bite and advised me to draw it out and put a topical on it. He probably got into a fight, but if the swelling doesn't go down, take him to the vet.
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Kcowan
Do you live where poisonous snakes are? Once I thought my cat was bitten (I used to let him out unattended), but the I called my vet he said it was a cat bite and advised me to draw it out and put a topical on it. He probably got into a fight, but if the swelling doesn't go down, take him to the vet.
Noo.. we don't have any poisonous snakes near by. we live in a suburban neighborhood in Texas.. We have lots of cats in the neighorhood but Midnight doesn't wonder off like he use to when he was younger. He stays home pretty much..
Ocassionally though sometimes we'll catch kitties in our garage eating midnights food!! So I wonder if they swatted at each other yesterday..
Its just so odd, midnight was fine just the other day.
post #12 of 25
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oops i mean 'occasionally'
post #13 of 25
Not sure how many other vets do this, but for minor (or seemingly minor) events, I can schedule a nurse's visit. It costs less than seeing a doctor, but if it turns out to be something complicated they will just send the doctor in. Makes me feel a little better than feeling like I am "wasting" money for nothing to be wrong.

If not, I would definitely call and describe the issue, they will tell you if it's safe to wait it out.
post #14 of 25
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Forever that was reading the thread i posted a few hours ago about Midnight and the lump on his head.. I took him when i got home today from work!
I knew my vet would be closed sso i started calling local vets ..I found this place called The Cat Clinic .. He was closing his doors when I called but I told him my problem and he could tell i was in distress.. he then said " Why don't you go ahead and bring him in." Oh Bless him for taking Midnight in tonight..

Midnight ended up having a Abcess!!!!! Dr. Allen drainged it cleaned it.. gave me some pills and sab and stuff.. In a weeks time it should heal.. I couldn't believe how much stuff oozed out of my poor old cats head... Ooh it was just amazing.. Midnight is doing okay. I cleaned up his wound some more and he's eatten... and had his special treats from Dr. Allen. He gave him good boy treats.
Now Midnight is sleeping in his warm kitty house... Tomorrow morning I will give him his pills and treat his wound..

I got some sab stuff called Qyadritop ointment... and his pills are called Zeniquin.

Thank you for everyone to commented.... :hug:
post #15 of 25
Oh I am so glad to hear it wasn't something "worse". I am so happy for both of you Midnight was seen and treated, I bet he will feel better in no time.
post #16 of 25
It's always such a relief when a) you realize you weren't nuts to be worried and b) that whatever the problem was is easily solved.

Glad you guy is home safe!
post #17 of 25
Belly rubs to sweet Leo from Mischka & Linx
post #18 of 25
so glad you solved it and he will be fine.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by dmcwlvssr
Belly rubs to sweet Leo from Mischka & Linx
awww.. Thank you for the belly rubs to Leo.. but Leo wasn't the one who had they abcsess.. It's my old kitty Midnight.. I'll give Leo and Midnight rubs from Mischka and Linx.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
so glad you solved it and he will be fine.
Me toooO!!
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by 3CatHouse
It's always such a relief when a) you realize you weren't nuts to be worried and b) that whatever the problem was is easily solved.

Glad you guy is home safe!
I know! It's not like they can talk to you.. So you have to treat them as if they were human babies.. you know?
He's home safe and doing much better this morning
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Cirque
Oh I am so glad to hear it wasn't something "worse". I am so happy for both of you Midnight was seen and treated, I bet he will feel better in no time.
He's on the road to recovery as we speak! Doing a lot better this morning.
post #23 of 25
Bless Dr. Allen and Bless you - you are a good Kitty mom !!!!!!

XOXOXOXOXO to Midnight!!!
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Hell603
Bless Dr. Allen and Bless you - you are a good Kitty mom !!!!!!

XOXOXOXOXO to Midnight!!!
I really AM!
post #25 of 25
midnight should be feeling a lot better now. Misty had an abcess once and your right the gunk that comes out is just horriable. sorry that you were so stressed over his problem.
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