by Mousie, nurse and companion,
Good morning, dear friends.
As you all know, we had our annual physicals with Dr Whitecoat a few weeks ago and all is well for everyone except Sweetie...
Last Thursday Sweetie went back for dental surgery to address her extensive gum disease. Well, Grammy and she weren't happy but resigned themselves to the trek. It took an extra hour to get there which was horrendous in the heat. Travel to the border of the city was no issue but the bus from there to the vet was 40 minutes delayed... They barely got there before the Animal Hospital closed for the night.
Surgery went ahead Friday morning. Sweetie had all remaining teeth removed except her canines and incisors… and they say she'll be on soft food for the rest of her life. Imagine! That would be great... though I, Mousie, do love my crunchies too.
So, I wonder if we should re-weigh her now that she's had 8 more teeth out. Lighter? No! Grammy saw the teeth, they were appalling! Doctor said they were filled with cavities and hard to remove. They'd break apart. So, it took more excavating than originally expected - 30-60 minutes ended up being 60-90 minutes and they needed every second of those 90 minutes. Poor wee Sweetie.
Good news is she still has her fangs and her incisors so her photo sessions will look normal.
Friday Grammy picked her up with medications and instructions and a dear lady named Kelly drove them home again. What a blessing that was.
Sweetie is for the most part, cooperative taking her meds with food... but for the first day or so, was wobbly and a little spaced out. Now she's more herself.
Mummy Whiskers and I are keeping her company while she heals...
Now, Grammy wondered if kitty dentures might be the order of the day... but knowing how she can barely handle her own we think not! *Giggles*
Now, on to another topic.
How is everyone holding up in this heat? We've been trying to exercise Grammy - you know... for her health... but she refuses to chase the red dot and it's too hot to wave the feathers on a wand so until this heat eases up we are all going for major R&R&E.... Rest, Relaxation and Eating. Yes.
Have a great day, friends. See you next week.
Comments, especially cheeky ones are welcomed.
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