Warning - graphic pictures below, please be assured that Bob is under close veterinary supervision and is receiving all the necessary care to ensure a full recovery.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Bob and her kittens
After nearly a week on I/V fluids at the vets Bob was finally well enough to come home a few days ago. She is still far from being right but is now well on the road to recovery. Initial scans showed peritonitis, though we don't know what triggered it. On Saturday morning she finally started to expel all the toxins from her body, she now has gangrenous mastitis and although this looks absolutely horrific it is actually nowhere near as painful as you might think as all the nerve endings in the area have died. She now has to go through a process of sloughing off all the dead tissue, then granulation of the wounds will start, at this point it will be more sensitive as nerves will return to the area, and eventually she should heal completely. She is tolerating all her treatments without fuss and I really think the hardest part for her is not being able to nurse her kittens. I am adding a couple of pictures of her wounds but will put them right at the bottom of this page as you may not want to see them.
Tibbs is doing a sterling job with both her own kitten, Polly, and Bobs kittens. Although she does not have enough milk for them all (I am bottle feeding the kittens every few hours) she does keep them clean and warm.