Julie Mewmar (named after Julie Newmar) was 8 1/2 weeks when I got her and is a busy, bossy kitten. My body is marked by mini-kitten claws from head to toe. She likes to lick and then BITE. She sleeps all day and Runs around all night. Well she did run around all night until last night.
I noticed on Friday that her left eye was red and puffy. I called the vet Saturday morning and they couldn't get her in until Monday morning... During this time I also noticed the growth of two scabs on her back that had originally looked like cigarette burns... She also had a scab on her left ear. This can not be good.
I brought her to the vet on Monday morning and it was storming. She was not pleased. Her eye was infected (but not scratched - extra fee). And it turns out those little scabs are most likely RINGWORM. Ringworm isn't actually a worm, it's actually the fungus also known as jock itch.
Not only did I have to clean all surfaces she may have touched with bleach water (kitchen, living room dining room and bathroom, couches, chairs, rugs, blankets...) I had to wash all articles of clothing, towels, EVERYTHING she may have touched. You can not eat off my floor - really.
I was/am paranoid about getting ringworm (since the last cat, Lucky, caused me to have to get a shot on my arse because she clamped her teeth into me during a seizure and my "Luck" isn't always the best). So not only did I purchase Lotrimin jock itch spray, I bought funi cure soap. I am now bathing and then spraying my entire body from head-to-toe morning and night. I actually had a numb right arm for a couple hours this morning. I wasn't sure if it was from sleeping incorrectly, the self-medicated treatments or from spraying Lysol on everything after being cleaned by bleach...
This has also resulted in me having to quarantine Julie. This is not of her liking. AT ALL.
The next post will explain the trials and tribulations of constructing the Julie Mewmar fortress! off-dah.