Miss Fiona (Fi for short) has been in foster care for a little over 2 years. She went to the vet recently to have several teeth pulled and to have her ears cleaned. A few days after her trip to the vet, we noticed some weird things on her skin. It turns out that Miss Fi had a reaction to the medicine she got while she was under anesthesia. The medicine caused what is called a “drug burn” to form on her right side. The burn was about 2 inches in size and it caused her hair to come out in that area. What was quite unusual, however, was that the burn was in the shape of a heart. Fiona was wearing her heart on her sleeve or her side if you want to be specific. The burn was painful and Miss Fi has to be on antibiotics and pain medicine.
Fi, also, has to have hydrotherapy to help treat the burn. Hydrotherapy is basically a bath for the wound. Every day she gets to sit in the sink while her foster mom sprays the area with cool water to help clean it out and stimulate new cell growth. Fi is very good about laying patiently for several minutes while the water flushes out the wound. We think the cool water must feel good to her.
What Miss Fi isn’t patient for is having the “onesie” put on her to protect the wound from getting dirty. The onesie is just that: a newborn onesie like little babies wear. Fi’s foster mom says that she is sure that putting a onesie on an infant has to be easier. Poor Miss Fiona not only has to have the onesie, but she also must endure having an e-collar on because she has several times found her way out of the onesie and strutted around naked.
Fiona is doing much better now. She has weekly vet appointments to make sure that her heart shaped wound is healing. She is still on antibiotics and pain medicine, but her foster mom tells us she is feeling better. Today she climbed over two baby gates to get out to go explore her foster home. She is still waiting for her forever home, so if you would like a wonderful girl who puts her heart out for all to see, check her out on www.bandocats.petfinder.com or contact us through the website. Poor Fi has endured everything with us and in her Petfinder pictures, you will see her wearing rabbit ears for Easter!!