yes, part 6.
but i think it has gotten better, because the last story about koda’s bald patches and allergies was 2 years ago. and that was the last time she wore her cone-of-death.
but today, after a visit to the vet, she had to be coned again.
and she looked really sad…
but considering that her annual allergies usually consist of August-March of non-stop scratching, i think she’s been doing very well. she hasn’t been on medication at all until today. and her itching didn’t start until the last week of November… so this is actually good news.
and we probably wouldn’t be taking her to the vet if it wasn’t for the big, infected wound on her upper thigh.
she’s been scratching, biting and even pulling her own fur on that one particular spot since two days ago. and today it got pretty bad that it looks like there is a greenish-white film covering the wound. eww.
so, the vet cleaned the wound (the picture above is after the cleaning) and prescribed an antibiotic solvent. the skin around her eyes began to redden and swell, from excessive rubbing and scratching. so, we all agreed that koda needs be back on the Atopica for the next few weeks until the allergies die down.
and while waiting for the wound to heal, she’ll be wearing her cone-of-death.