Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I has survived

BHU:  As you can see, mai furz are all sticky and smell weird but I can't make mai tongue work to clean them up!  Effurry once in a while, mai mom or poppy sticks a syringe in mai mouth and that just makes me feel MORE woozy.  I'm not sure what happened, but I'm thinking something's missing! 

PATTY:  This is what's missing . . . Bhu's bewtiful bottom fangs and eight more teeth that were in varying degrees of disease.  The vet said "Yer cat is gonna look like a stoner for a couple of days," and he couldn't be righter!  Bhu's expression resembles that of Sean Penn's in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

I am hoping what we paid for this dental extravaganza is worth it for Bhu's quality of life, but it's too early to tell at this point.  We're just glad he made it through the surgery.   Thanks to you who shared information about your experiences with feline dental procedures!!  It enabled us to be a little braver throughout the day as we waited to hear the results.  Now to get through this day:  administering pain meds, worrying about whether he will eat or drink, hovering over the litter box, etc. 

xxoo

9 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, his fangs! :-(

We're glad he came through the surgery okay. Paws crossed that he does fine after his mouth heals. Poor sweetie. We were pretty uncomfortable for a few days after our own extractions, but knock on wood, have been fine since.

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Kim here:

So glad he's home and recuperating.

Vets like to claim that chewing kibble cleans a cat's teeth, but you know, cats' jaws move only up and down, not side to side, so I don't believe the claim. Personally, I think it's the carbs that are in cat food that's causing all the decay. Nicki and Derry were both only 3 when they had so many extractions, there has to be a reason. And cats that are fed raw, and/or who chew on appropriate bones, don't have this kind of dental decay. This is just a general comment, as it seems that so many cats, of varying ages, have terrible teeth and require significant dental work.

Anyway, fingers crossed for Bhu!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad he is home and doing fine. He will adjust and you will find just the right food for him!

Loretta Thomas said...

Poor Darling he does look a bit out of it...hopefully he will be better very soon! Sending loving purrs your way buddy!
Purrs,
Kitty & Mum

Terri said...

Poor Bhu! We hope he will be feeling much better soon.

Charliepuss said...

That's great news that it is all over. Poor Bhu. Take it easy and get well. Pee and eat for your mum and be sure to swallow all your meds. They will make you feel better in the long run.
Charlie

Sweet Purrfections said...

Uncle Bhu! We're so sorry you lost all your teeth. We've been away for a few days and didn't realize you were having this procedure done! We're purring that you're recuperation will be quick and that it makes a more quality life for you. We love you!

Kitties Blue said...

Bhu, You poor baby. That was a lot of dental surgery and now medicine…yuk! Take advantage of your humans and get lots of extra love while being waited on paw and paw. Feel better soon. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Muddy said...

Sending warm purrs of comfort to Bhu. Get well and better every day!!

Ramblingon said...

Oh DARLING boy...I send such love to you. PLEASE be feeling better soon. xxxxoooo