As you can guess from the lack of Tux posts, he's been doing pretty darn good. His fur was coming back in nicely, and things were healing up well.... until a couple of days ago
But last night when I got home from work, Tux didn't come down for dinner. That's not completely unusual... he sometimes takes his time. But when a couple of hours passed, and there was still no sign of him, I went upstairs to investigate.
He was curled up in my pajamas, left lying on the the bed and what I saw made my heart skip a little (my apologies if you're squeamish)
My best guess is that it's irritation from licking. And being diabetic, all his energy is going into healing the insides, there's not much left to send toward helping his skin heal. (Skin issues are common among diabetics - people and cats - for this reason). I'm putting some polysporin on it, and I think he's going to have to wear the cone of shame when I'm not home to keep any eye on it. If it doesn't start to clear up soon, it will be back to the vet.