October 6, 2008
Minsk (the kitten from the previous post) had what was obviously an infected dog-bite on her side, so I took her to the vet this morning. While on the one hand, they do seem to know what they're doing, on the other... well, this is vet care in Kyrgyzstan. As with Luball, it was not the best experience for Minsk. First, the vet used some cloth strips to tie the un-anesthetized and very unhappy cat to the table. Then I held Minsk's mouth shut (to keep her from biting the vet) while she in turn began minor surgery. Little Minsk put up one hell of a fight, and after about 15 or so minutes, the vet decided to sedate her. God knows why we couldn't have done that from the beginning. Anyway, her wound has been cleaned out and stitched up, and she's received antibiotics. Now she's sleeping off her sedation.