Thanks to our local animal vet, Barnes's foot is much better and he's back to normal - thank goodness for antibiotics (thank you Alexander Fleming).
In retrospect, even though I have pet insurance for Barnes through a competitor, I was worried that there would be a lot of expense associated with Barnes's foot such as X-rays, foot casts etc. After all, I have a $200 deductible, 80% copay and have to pay the bill up front and wait 3-months to get paid back (this company is a bit slow paying their claims).
When I did take Barnes in, It turned out not to be the case but it still wasn't cheap. Here's a break down of the expense - this will be different at every vet's office and keep in mind, we're located in suburban Chagrin Falls, not a major urban area.
CBC-In house: $24.50 (complete blood count, which tells the vet if there is an infection, anemia, or a blood clotting disease, among other things)
VetScan Diagnostic Profile - Feline: $61.00 (an overall analysis of the blood that tests things like levels of creatinine, which are important for kidney function, blood urea nitrogen, mineral levels, blood sugar levels, amylase, etc.)
Amoxi-Drop 50 mg 30 ml: $17.35
At least Barnes didn't need an X-Ray this time.