was hauled off went to the vet, where unspeakable violations were visited upon my nether regions!
Mommy here: Sunday night poor Miss Salem deposited an epic stinky poop in the litter box, you know, the kind you get up out of bed to scoop and the box is three rooms away. She got a butt bath the next day--the stinky poops had morphed into loose stools and things were getting out of hand back there. Monday night when I got home from work Salem was on my bed along with an unmistakable aroma--anal gland exudate--and sure enough her pants were a mess. yikes. Butt bath and sheets changed at midnight, and Tuesday when everything still looked swollen we were off to the vet. I told the doc my suspicions whereupon he whisked Salem into the back for a clean up and a "squeeze"...good golly that cat has a pair of LUNGS!
Poor little punkin was all backed up with thick waxy goo. The vet complimented me on the accurate diagnosis...and he cracked up when I told him "I know my cat's ass!"
The Tiny Tux got a steroid shot for the swelling, and has antibiotics to take for the next week. I've never had to pill her so that *may* be a challenge, and if she tolerates it I'm to hold a warm compress on her hiney a few times a day. She came home and ate some chicken jerky for a treat and toddled off to sleep off the indignity in her Daddy's bed.
I'm sure she'll keep you updated...
XX Salem and Mommy XX