8 week old kitten, Black Maggot looking thing frowing in neck?

1 of our kittens (Tip), has a large lump on the side of her neck. It has taken 2-3 weeks to grow to this point - Inside is what appears to be a GIANT black maggot or something similar. What is it, and can it be left alone? She breathes and eats fine, as well as drinks fine.. It's now essentialy a hole in the... show more 1 of our kittens (Tip), has a large lump on the side of her neck. It has taken 2-3 weeks to grow to this point - Inside is what appears to be a GIANT black maggot or something similar. What is it, and can it be left alone? She breathes and eats fine, as well as drinks fine.. It's now essentialy a hole in the underside of her neck with the .. thing... beging to stick out. Will it come out on it's own? We don't have the money for a vet, so it is NOT an option. (At the moment she is half starved. She disapeared a few days ago [To a week, i am not certain how long as I am only here on weekends, and Mother doesn't pay the cats any attention besides settingout food.) and we just found her alone across the street in asteep ravine. She's got a whole plateful of food infront of her, as well as water, and seems to be eating fine.)
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