Nine days ago, on the 26th February, the lower, scabby part of Perry’s lump fell away.
He had been fiddling with it all day. It was far more noticeable than before & looked pretty bad. I started ringing for vet availability as I had a feeling something was going to happen, perhaps more bleeding. I had the cornflour at the ready.
In the evening, part of the scab began to prise away. At this point, Perry was relentless & totally focused with ‘sorting it out’. I watched with horror as I saw this black thing dangling between his legs, catching on the perch & getting in the way of his movements. The expression on Lennie’s face most probably mirrored my own as he stared incredulously at what was unfolding before him.
Perry carried on & within about 15 minutes, the whole thing fell off!
Fortunately, it was completely dry, with no blood or gunk. It was a clean break & clearly the natural time for it to separate with Perry’s body.
It measured 1.2 cm wide x 2.3 cm long x 1.0 cm deep.
Perry was fine afterwards.
After a chat with the vet on the phone, when she said it was very bizarre, we agreed there was nothing to do at this point, but once again, to wait & see. The lump itself is obviously still there, & it is possible another blister may form, so we are still on the roller-coaster.
For the interested among you, here are some gory photos:
Perry must feel so much better for not carrying that lump of dried blood & dead tissue around.