Rest, My Dear Macie
My "big girl" Macie has had a rough couple of months. A few weeks ago, I noticed swelling and blood behind her ear. I immediately rushed her to the animal emergency hospital. They took her to the back and after a couple hours of waiting, they said it looks like she was bitten by a venomous spider OR it could be a growth tumor that has formed on her ear. When the dr. even suggested it to be a tumor, I knew there was no possible way... They gave her a shot, prescribed meds & ointment. She also told me they shaved the hair off of her ear so it could be easily cleaned and carefully watched over the next few days. $250 bill, and a bag full of medicine later, we're walking out to the car, and I decide to fully look at her ear. What I saw made me cry on the spot. I didn't realize the severity of the swelling and the growth that protruded from her ear almost down to her face. With a lot of belly rubbing, tears, and prayer, Ms. Macie is back to herself and ready for some squirrel action :)
... until Friday night... I will spare you the details, but she was attacked by a cat. Luckily her eyes weren't clawed; only her eyelids. She bled a little, but all in all she was ok.