Well, today's the day -- I'm going to the vet for dental work. I'm not looking forward to the ordeal, but I am looking forward to when it's all done and my mouth feels better.
I've had some tooth ouchies, so I'll almost certainly require more than just a cleaning, and possibly extraction(s). Mom will update this post with news as she receives it.
Please purr for me, and Mom would really appreciate it if anykitty who has had dental work would chime in and tell her about how things went. She feels good that things will be okay for me, but she loves me very much and has cat mom nerves.
I'll be going home, same day, with antibiotics and pain meds. And if anykitty has ideas about tips re: added comfort after dental work, Mom would appreciate them!
Love to everybody -- thank you for being my friends!
UPDATE from Marilyn's Mom (1:00 p.m., Eastern): the vet just called and said precious Marilyn had done wonderfully and only had to have one tooth extracted! She's doing very well, and later this afternoon, she'll be back home. *~*~*~*HAPPY DANCE*~*~*~*!!!!
Thank you so much, dear Cat Blogosphere friends, for your thoughts, your love, and your purrs!
As of 5:00 p.m., Eastern time.
*whew*, what a day it's been! I must say, I'm feeling a bit googly-eyed! Can you tell?
But on the bright side, I got a really cute bandanna from my vet. See? It has toothies on it!
On the embarassing side, I peed in my PTU on the way home. *sigh* Oh, well. What else can I say about that. It's been a trying day.
It's wonderful to be home. My brothers and sister are looking at me as though I were newly arrived from Mars, and Dorydoo hissed at me a bit, but I know it's because I smell like the vet. Brainball gave me blinky eyes to welcome me home. That made me happy!
My mouth was in better shape than Mom worried it was. Moms can be such worrywarts, can't they? I had one tooth that needed extracting, tartar that needed removing, and that was it! Yay! And I'll be taking antibiotics for the next week, one dropperful a day because of the extraction.
I'm feeling good, even though the aftereffects of the anesthesia are making my pupils great big and making me feel loopy. *smile* I'm jumping around, and I'm full of energy. Mom is keeping a close eye on me, making sure I don't overdo it.
The vet told Mom to be careful about how much I eat and drink for a while, because the anesthesia's aftereffects make me very hungry and thirsty, prone to eating too fast and then barfing. And Mom doesn't want me barfing.
So she let me eat a little bit, then I got a good drink... and later on tonight, I'll get stinky goodness and chicken or turkey-flavored baby food. I can't wait! Then I'll get my medicine (antibiotic liquid in a dropper), which I fear won't taste nearly as good as stinky goodness and baby food.
Mom says my teeth look fabulous! *BIG FLASHY SMILE*
Thank you again, my sweet friends, for your care and love and friendship. It's meant so much to me and Mom to know that my friends all over the world have me in your purrs.