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Kali the cat.
The needle is the white line at the left side of the x-ray, under Kali’s shoulders.
The needle is the white line just to the left of the spine on this x-ray.
Looking at the swelling on the underside of the neck.
Another view of the swelling. Kali is lying on her back.
Beginning to incise the swelling.
A large amount of infectious discharge oozing from the swelling.
The abscess after all the discharge was drained.
A dental x-ray to locate the needle.
Another dental x-ray of the needle.
Dr. Clendenin located the thread on the left side of the neck.
The thread led to the needle.
The needle and thread after removal.
Dr. Clendenin flushing the wound.
Flushing the wound with betadine solution.
The incision after closure.
The incision after suture removal 1 week after surgery.