I have a calio and she is about 16 years old. I"ve had her since she was a baby. I was a baby then too. She eats well, drinks well, cuddles up to me and is very lovable. What concerns me is a lum on her head. She had two of them. Each on both temples. The one that she never scratched at or bothered is not there anymore. The one she scratches at and messes with every day is still there. It bleeds all the time cause she scratches at it when it gets a scab. It swells up after a while. It's pretty big too. She started chewing on the end of her tail. The tip of it is bold. I put an e-collar on her to keep her from scratching. I don't like doing that to her cause it makes her a bit disabled in a way. She walks funny and runs around like a drunk cause the cone gets in her way. She can now jump extremely high due to the cone being in the way when she wants to get on the big blue container in my closet. You know how animals look when you put shoes on their feet. How they lift it really high. She does that when the e-collar is on her. She twitches her head alot cause she cant scratch anymore. She did develop a good scab on the lump. The swelling when down a bit in 2 to 3 days. I can't afford to take her to the vet cause I'm broke and I don't have a job right now. I don't want to take her to the shelter cause I know what they will do to her. She's too much of a suck up to me to have her put down. I don't know how to put a bandage on her head and what materials to use. Not sure if that is better than the e-collar. If I leave the e-collar on it will be a long time before I decide to take it off. I was upset and confused last night and took it off of her last night. That was a huge mistake. She started scratching her head really hard and blood gushed every where. Now it has to heal all over again. It's a bit swollen again too. Is it bad to leave the e-collar on for more than a month. I was thinking one to two months or more till it shrinks down all the way if it does like the one on the other side. Is there any meds or creams that you think would help it heal faster? Any advice would help. She is old and things are expected with age. She's still young to me.