I have a 7 mo. old R.C.R.I.R. with a very swollen ankle. I finally caught her this evening and was able to get a closer look. From what I could see on the top front part of her ankle there was a tiny purpleish spot. My 'guesses' are 1. she may have be bittnen by a spider or other insect. 2. She may have gotten a cut where bacteria got in and has caused an abcess. My question is ~ should I try and clean the foot and ankle real well and lance the litte area that is purple. Then drownd it is Benadrill. The swelling is getting worse by the day and now she is starting to limp. Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks !