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1) Are there any other cats in the household? 2) Do you have pictures to share of the paw? 3) Is it warm to the touch, moreso than the other feet? 4) Any potential of injury?
With no other cats in the house, the risk of an abscess is very low. My concern with you stepping on him is that he may have suffered an injury to his paw, possibly a break of one or more bones. Swelling is common, as well as tenderness, when this happens. The only way to be sure if this is the cause is to have him examined by your vet and the paw x-rayed. In any case, at 5 days of swelling and tenderness it's time to seek veterinary help even if it's not broken. Your vet will certainly be able to provide medication to help with discomfort if this is only swelling and there is no break present.
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Checking in, Justine. How's Anakin doing? Were you able to schedule an exam with your vet?