I swear, if it's not one thing, it's another.
Rosy spent last Thursday at the vet clinic, and she's fine. Her toenail is still attached; the vet cut it way down past the quick to see if it is still viable, and apparently it is. It looks like she cut her toe on something, causing the swelling and the blood in the toenail. I'm doing epsom salt foot soaks and smearing a very thin layer of triple antibiotic ointment on the affected toe, and she's on bactrim. The toe is still swollen, but it no longer looks *angry*. She's on the mend, and runs around without any problems!
Now I just need to figure out what in the blue blazes she cut the toe with. The girls are bedded on fleece, so the whole cage is pretty soft. I suppose she could have scraped it on the fiddlesticks or something...
I do have a question about dosing schedules for bactrim... they wrote it so that I'm to give her bactrim for 7 days, off 3 days, then give it for another 7. This would normally be fine, but I'm leaving for vacation next weekend and won't be around to do the second week. I have petsitters coming to care for all the fuzzies, but I really doubt any of them are going to be able to come twice a day to give her meds. Any suggestions? Different dosing schedule -- maybe a 10 day course? I'm going to talk to the vet about this tomorrow, but wondered what other vets prescribe as a rule.