So, when I made this post, I wanted to post and say paddy is doing GREAT.
So, the good news, the antibitiocs did appear to work, the infection/pus he had on his penis is completely cleared up. - however, the other areas of issue, did not seem to respond at all to the antibiotocs. Also - the masses, if they were non cancerous tumors, prednisone is how you shrink them and there's no reduction in size, though the swelling itself is reduced around the lumps.
The prednisone has gotten rid of the swelling on his neck, but didn't reduce the size of the masses.
Since this morning, he's had a new lump appear on his throat.
As the day progressed, he got what appeared to be hives type bumps, along with yellow discoloration to his skin on the top of his head where the bumps where - which, hives while on prednisone would almost be an impossibility, especially when I tried a dose of benedyrl and they didn't go away.
The steriod that's known to help with allergic reactions of severity should have handled a few hives.... so that pretty much rules out hives.
Now he stopped eating again - his stomach is swollen and distended, the last week I kept commenting on his ribs and how sunken in they looked when he was standing up or laying down. Now, he has spots on his side/stomach and his stomach appears bloated.
He had no issues pooping last night, or this morning (we watched.) the lymph nodes on his butt are slightly raised and on his shoulders and legs and back.
If he's not significantly improved by morning - I'm guessing that while we'll do blood work and aspirate and have him look to see if he can see infections/cancer - that we'll end up putting him down... If it's an obvious infection, we can do IV antibiotiocs. If it's not... he may not survive the week wait to sort out what it is from labwork - and I'm not gonna let him suffer... not with how he's progressing at this point.