Last weekend, Sam started acting rather sluggish, sleeping all the time and moving slowly. Also, he was rather stinky. Yesterday, I brushed him and discovered a big abscess on the back of his neck full of nasty yellow-green pus which erupted when I disturbed the mat that had been covering it. Eww!
We took him to the vet this morning, so now he has a shaved spot surrounding the cleaned wound. He seems to feel better already, now that the gunk has drained out. He's still kind of oozing though. Eww!
I guess he got in a fight sometime last week and had an infected puncture wound. Darn cat needs to retire from fighting and go sell nonstick grills or something, like George Foreman. He's pretty miffed that we are keeping him under house arrest until the hole in his neck heals.
I'd take a picture, but trust me, this isn't something you need to see.