A quick update on the little man.
Smudge went back to the vet today for another dressing change. Good news! He didn't have to have the debreding done because his skin is healing and looking better. He's feeling more like himself too--starting to fight back a bit when I give him his medicine. This is a Good Thing.
We go back again on Wednesday, that is, if the dressing stays in place and doesn't get wet.