The good news today is that Samson seems to have recovered from his bite wound/probable abscess. My understanding is that cats are very efficient at pulling off scabs, thus opening up abscesses so they can drain. If he begins to limp again it will mean another ten day protocol of clindamycin. When I told Joann that it was his left paw again, (Samson's third noted injury to the front left leg!), she remarked that he must be a southpaw. Dear Samson, please work on that left hook!