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    greetings all. my poor Maine coon was bitten by a spider on his belly 6 weeks ago. since then it has been a roller coaster of stress and pain. He has had 3 rounds of antibiotics that last 14 days in the system, pain meds, and anti inflammatory. his entire chest and belly were covered with infection and bruising. it is gotten better but the wound is necrotic and wont heal. anything we put on the wound makes it leak serous fluid and i mean lots. the bruising and infection that exists is at this wound down towards his groin. my poor baby is miserable. He has been to the ER 5 times and they said they can only continue to treat the symptoms they dont know what else to do besides have me see a dermatologist. I called over 20 places (im not exaggerating) and they are all booked out for weeks in advance. My only hope is that this Monday i am bringing him to a different ER that has a dermatologist on staff in their non ER side. There is no guarantee that we will be able to see him but God willing it can be done. I no longer have hope. I have been sleeping badly. i haven't been eating. i am sick mentally and emotionally over this. I have tried colloidal silver and CBD oil on his wounds to no avail. lately he hasnt wanted to eat and hides under the bed constantly. My heart is beyond broken. I please ask for your prayers that Almond Joy gets better. Also, any advice will help. Thank you.

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    I don't know where you are located, but place a call to any of the major vet teaching hospitals (Cornell, Penn, UC Davis, and others) who may be up on the very latest approaches or ideas. We know Almond Joy is a part of your family, and we hold those family members very dear to each of us. Wonder if the spider was a brown recluse? They hide out in dark places like sheds and wood piles.
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      Iím so sorry...the only thing I can offer besides prayers is to ask your vet for a referral on an emergency basis to a dermatologist. The vet may be able to accomplish what you canít. And I agree, if you are anywhere near a vet teaching universidy, by all means contact them. IMO, considering the seriousness of this, I canít believe a vet dermatologist would tell. You to wait weeks. Good luck, I hope you can find some answers.
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        I have had a wound treated because it would not heal. I wonder if there is such a thing as a cat wound specialist.
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