Hi, so just a question about a week ago our 6 month or so kitten got ahold of a shush ka bob stick and by he time realized what was going on he was freaking out and had gotten it stuck in the top of his mouth my husband yanked it down and out and the next few ish days or more he was very low key . I noticed today now that the area in front of his right ear looked different than he over side lil less hair. I softly pressed down an it's VERY soft and raised Which obvioulsy tells me infection. Don't really have the money to just bring him to the vet but if need to I will do what I can. My question is , is there anything over the counter or something I can get prescribed to give him to get the puffy or the infection to go away ?????
NO, You need to go to the VET ASAP!! What happened is becuase of the puncture of the stick an abcess has formed(PUSS filled). It will need to be drained and cleaned and kitten will have to be on Antibiotics. This is something you Can not and should NOT do at home. Your cat WILL DIE the abcess infection will spread all through out it's body. Most times if you tell the vet you are on a budget they will work with you and try to do things economically. Good luck I hope the kitty will be ok.
A vet is really the only option. Otherwise giving the kitty up and trying again with another later.
It is very important that you have this taken care of as soon as possible. I can understand times are tough. You don't really know what kind of damage the stick did. It could have punctured somthing like the sinus cavity, and causing the problem. Or you could have an extremly serious infection causing an abcess. Abcess can pop either internally or out. If they go internal, they will spread throughout the kittys system, and cause septic shock, and kill your kitty. The fact that it is near the ear, could cuase problems with the brain, eyes, and ear canals as it grows. So waiting for it to pop externally isn't a good idea, as it is to close to vital things. With any abcess, it is an infection, so antibiotics are needed to kill it completely.
As the above poster said, alot of vets work with people. I am assuming you have a regular vet that you used for all the shots when she was a tiny kitten. Call them, and tell them your problem. They will probably be happy to take a couple time payments. Depending on your area, lancing and the meds should be under $200. It is possible that addtional damage and work would be needed.