So I took Pepper to the vet. I told the vet I was pretty sure it was an abscess. The vet said she would just prick it with a needle to verify if anything came out. I felt a little uneasy that it was done with Pepper awake (Pepper was petrified and squimish, and I was afraid for her pain) - they had to scruff her and hold her, which she started crying (and my girl has NEVER cried) and then they stuck the needle in and my girl screamed - it was all I could do to hold back tears.
But then as soon as they stuck the needletip in and removed it - sure enough, pus - but flourescent green and I mean like a NEON light green pus oozed out! At first, she was going to WAIT and have Pepper come back and then I firmly urged for them to put Pepper under a little gas and try to clean it out now. They did - I think Pepper is ok.
She's in a one-level small cage on towels and I'm going to give her baytril for a week and a little metacam tonight.
I was told to put warm compresses to the wound - make sure her bedding is clean, etc.
But - that color pus? Anyone else ever seen that color before? I've heard of even greenish/darker - but, neon?