I woke up this morning to find my kitty Hercules in a bad shape. He's been sleeping a lot yesterday, we heard him sneezing sometimes and then this morning his nose looked like he ran into cheese shredder: scabby, bloody and looking very, very tender. I spent the last 3 hours at the vet where they tested him for variety of things including feline AIDS.
Everything came back negative which I'm so grateful for. It appears that he's probably got some form of upper respiratory bacterial infection. They put him on antibiotic for 30 days.
Funny thing. I'm so used to my kids getting colds, flu, stomach aches etc.. normal stuff, I know what to do and how to help them. When my kitty gets sick though, I freak out. I don't know what to do to help him (except for taking him to vet of course) and I can't do anything to ease his pain.
He is on the couch now, in the little nook I made for him of super soft plush blanket. I hope he gets better soon.
Hercules at the vet today. I learned today that when cats are in pain they look through partially closed eyes just like what he is doing in the picture.