Last week, hubby and I were talking about Jasmine’s long journey to good health. He noted that she hadn’t had an abscess in a very long time and he hoped that whatever was in her paw had finally worked itself out.
Well, I believe we tempted the Abscess Fates because this morning, I found another abscess on Jasmine’s paw. Since this is one of the top search terms that people use to find this blog (believe it or not), I decided to take a picture of it to show you what it looks like.
Taking care of Jasmine’s abscesses has become less threatening because we know what to expect. She’s going to lick it, it’s eventually going to pop, I will dress it with warm compresses and extract some of the puss inside, and it will heal.
I think she’ll continue to have these throughout her life. It’s just something that’s going to happen with her. As long as it doesn’t get to a point where she’s limping (which will indicate that she’s in pain due to infection), she’ll be fine. If she does, we’ll have to take her in for a round of antibiotics.