Monday, June 2, 2008

Mandible Monday - Updated, and Now... I'm Back Home!

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!


*~*~*~*I'M HOME!!!!!!*~*~*~*

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.


Anonymous said...

We're sending purrs and nose bumps your way!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh purrs! I hope your dental goes perfectly and that you don't need to loose any more teeth--or at least as few teeth as possible!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah Marilyn,
I am praying and purring for you, I am sure your tooth will be alright!!!!!!!
Big big hug to you!!
Don't worry, you look weak there, you will be ok!!!!We are all here!!!!

meemsnyc said...

Good luck to you on your dentist visit! Hopefully its not too bad.

Karl and Ruis said...

Marilyn, we just got an incoming message that you go to the vet today for tooth issues...

Ruis knows what that means, he lost most of his teeth to the vet dentist 3 years ago, but never regret. Marilyn, we are purring for you from space. All will be fine!!

We are glad you waited with this appointment until after our wedding. Thank You for attending our special day!!

Purrrrrrs and Love, we think of you all day long!
Karl & Ruis

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Purrrrs and more purrrrrs to you. Hope it all goes OK. It my turn to go to the vet this Friday :(

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Oh Marilyn how horrible! Well, not really, both Zippy and Sadie had teefs removed and dey was okay after a couple days. All we can say is baby food, turkey or chicken, is deelishus. Did you know dat Beau Beau of Beau Beau and Angie just had 7 teefs out...

Mr. Tigger in Cat-Lands said...

We are sending purrs your way Marilyn! We have never had tooth problems so we don't have any advice.
Your FL furiends,

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Oh purrs and nose sniffies!! And huggies, too...

What a purrfectlee booteefull kitty!

Tanks fur stoppin byes to see the Whole Gang of Katie Katz.

I think gentlecats purrfurr SnowBalls.

Now dont frets at da dentist... Youz be goods and cute.

Spunky Boo gotted one fang now and Mouse E Cat ain't gots no toofies!! Weze knohs all abouts dat!

Purrs and Safe Journey Huggeez,
Katie Kat and Katie Too.

Gretchen said...

Marilyn, I will be purring for you all day. I hate to see you have to go through this. I suppose I'll have to do the same the future. I'm still a young kitty and so far, a healthy one.

I hope they treat you well at the clinic and make sure you're not in any pain. I will be anxiously watching for the updates.

Be of good cheer, my sweet kittie-sister-cousin...and great big ouchy hugs, too...G

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Good luck at the vet, Marilyn. We will be purring for you.

Karen Jo said...

I wish you the best of luck at the vet dentist, Marilyn. I hope and pray that all goes well with you and you don't have to have many (or any) tooth extractions.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh my dearest beloved sister...I will be by your side all day today because the beans are off to Portland for Lapdaddies appointment. So I will teleport over to your vet and hold your paw while he fixes your tooths. My tooths are not so good either but I make do. I lost one of my fangs a long time ago, so I only smile like Elvis now.
I wish you a fast recovery from all of this unpleasant stuff. Soft baby food for you for a while is what mommy says to eat and make sure you drink lots of water too. NO CRUNCHIES...they make ouchies!
ALl my love from your adoring sister Peachy

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are sending lots of purrss your way Marilyn!!!

Parker said...

Big purrs to you today! We will prau that all goes well!

Ana said...

Oh Marilyn, we wish you all the best at the dentist and hope you will feel better soon.

Chica & Pumuckl have never been at the dentist so I cannot tell you anything about it, sorry.

Purrs and Hugs!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Marilyn
I hope efurryfing goes well furr your dental work. The last time I had my teefs looked at, the V E T said they were ok and I didn'y need anyfing done. When I went last year, he stole three of my teefs. I wuz not allowed any crunchies, only Stinky Goodness furr two weeks.That almost made the torcher worth it.The worse thing was Flynn hating me furr ten whole days cuz I didn't smell right.
After two days I felt really good with no more teef aches. I never told my Beans that they had been hurting me. Now I am much more lively and playful. Mum had thought it wuz cuz I wuz getting older that I wuz lying around more.
Me and Flynn are purring furr you.
Purrrs Eric

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

Dearest Marilyn,
I've been thinking about you ... knowing this day would soon be here. I know that everything will be fine. I told you that some time ago I, myself, had an extraction ... and I'm fine.
I will be waiting to hear the outcome of your day.
With extra love for you,

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Purrs for u, sweet Marilyn!
Our mummy worked at a vet's before, and the recommendation is to lay off the crunchies at least for couple of days, and if u really really wan them, u can always mix in some gravy from the cans to soften them.
Last but not least, lots of rubbies to get u over the wooziness. :)

Chrissie said...

AAaaww, Marilyn, I'm sending all my purrs to you, and purraying for you and your mom..I'm sorry you have to go to the dentist.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

I will be purring and purraying for you Marilyn, I had to go through a cleaning and some extractions myself last year. I came out of it just fine and dandy, and my mouth feels much better because of it. And a bonus was that I could only eat stinky goodness for a while ... hee hee!
Good luck beautiful lady,
Your friend Sabrina

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are keeping you in our prayers and purrring for you today, Marilyn.
Some of us have had dental work and we did fine, just like you will do!

~ The Bunch

Mr. Hendrix said...

Bendrix and I are sending gentle headbutts and snuggles your way. We're sure you'll be fine and all the purring and praying we are all doing for you will help you recover in no time.

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee said...

We are purring that everything goes well and that you are home and feeling better soon.


Miss Marilyn
We have been purring and purring for you all day...we hopes that you are OK and that you'll be home really soon...
Keep us updated...

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, Marilyn, we sure hope your day goes well and you don't need any tooth extractions. But we know your mom will take good care of you.

We send purrs and wagging tails.

Cat Street Boyz said...

PURRRRRRRR, my brother, Cherokee had most of his teeth removed. Mommy adopted him at age 7, he was put out of his first home when his older guardian passed on and the family just put him out the house! A cat lovin' neighbor after over a year, was finally able to trap him. Mommy said when they altered him they should have checked his mouth. He hid from the beans for months before even lettin' Mom near him but she never gives up. She got a photo of him yawnin' and knew what was wrong so he had to get a sleepy pill and mommy got him to the Vets. It was hard to get him his pain meds since he hid all the time so she put it in his mushy food. After he healed he was a totally different kitty and even smacked OBI, the spoo, when he got to near me when I first came home. Mommy suggests that you get warm water to drink so the cold water doesn't hurt your sore gums for 2 days & plenty of huggs! Purrrrs,=^Y^=Ty & the Boyz & Mommy

Tybalt said...

Oh, I am purring for you, sweet Marilyn!

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, pretty Marilyn, we're so relieved to hear that your toothy ordeal went well! We've been purring like crazy for you. None of us have ever had to have dental work before, but my mom says some of her kitties who came before had teeth pulled, and they didn't want to eat afterwards, so she gave them some mooshy chicken baby food and they loved it.

Purrs & Hugs,
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

LZ said...

Only one tooth? That is great! Good job Marilyn!!


Daisy said...

Hooray! Just one tooth is not too bad. I am so glad the ordeal is over and Marilyn will be home soon. And with pearly white sparkly teeths, too!

MeezerMom said...

YAY!!! ::HAPPY DANCE:: we is so happy that Marilyn is doing well and only hadded to haf one toofs stolen!!

MeezerMom said...

oh, and Marilyn, demand ice cream only for a few days. - Miles

d'RC said...
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The Furry Kids said...

Marilyn, we have been purring and purraying for you today. We're so glad to hear that everything went well.
We hope you're not too hurty tonight.


Tyler said...

Oh that's the bestest news ever! You go girl. I hope they give you drugs for any owies you may still have afterwards. Sleep and recover dear friend.

Irishcoda said...

Oh boy, so glad to hear that everything went well! Cheers! :D

Mr. Hendrix said...

oh good! we wanted to check back and are happy it was good news. perhaps forty paws can have suggestions on getting you all better.

many purrs your way until you're all better!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We just came to check on you and we're glad to hear you only had one tooth pulled. Take it easy and you'll feel right as rain in no time.
Purrrs furrom both of us.

Meowers from Missouri said...

big, gentle hugs to you, sweetie!! we are glad you came shining through!!

the meowers

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I am so pleased to hear that your dental visit went better than worrisome mommie expected.
I had a tooth pulled once. I feel better.
I hope the rest of your teeth stay healthy forever!
Love and purrs, Prinnie

The Furry Fighter said...

hello my darling Marilyn, I read about our trials at the dentist...and I had to pop over and wish you well. I can see that you have now returned home, fit and well albeit less one tooth! Mushy foods for a while then is it? I had ALL my teeths removed (except my front pointy ones) when I was a kitten cos I had a bad gum disease. it's not nice is it my dear?

how are the rest of your gang marilyn? i hope your siblings are well..and your human! please give Chairman Mao a special headbutt and purr from me...fanks to you all for coming over and leaving me such beautiful messages xxx

Anita said...


Purrrrrrrrrrrrrss and (((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Marilyn, we are so glad you are home and all is well! One tooth isn't bad!! Have a wonderful evening! (((((hugs from our house to yours))))),
Your FL furiends,

Unknown said...

Yeah! We're glad you're home and everthing went ok. That baby food sounds good.

Just Ducky said...

Glad your toothy appointment went OK. Get better soonest.

Mickey's Musings said...

Aw sweetie!! I am so happy things went so well!!! It must be all those Blogosphere purrs!! :)
Purrs Mickey

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Good to hear that only one tooth was stolen and all is well. Love your bandana! So cute and stylish!

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Fanks fur the update on -- hee hee -- Mandible Monday. So glad you only haffed one toofie pulled.
We was all purring fur you an it worked.
Love an Purrs,

The Cat Realm said...

OH - those boys on their honeymoon were faster than us to purr for you!!! We are glad you are home and things weren't as bad as your Mom feared!!!
Lots of love
Emil and Mrs. OZ

Motor Home Cats said...

Marilyn, we are so glad that you are doing well from your teeth cleaning. We don't have any of our back teeth back because we have FLORS. Our vet says that the Oriental breeds are prone to it, so make sure that your mommy has Mao checked often.

Enjoy the pampering, and once again, we are glad that everything went well.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Gretchen said...

Hooray!You did it. You're okay! I'm so happy for you. Only one tooth, yay!

I hope you didn't over do it today, cause tomorrow you're gonna probably not feel as good. But I'm just going by what my human had to go through. Perhaps it's a bit different for us cats. I certainly hope so.

But, floofy-sis-cuz, with the flashy white teeth, I'm so proud of you and I feel better that you're home.

I will still keep purring for you because I don't want you to hurt too much.

Love you, floofy-sis-cuz...G

Gretchen said...

Oh, I forgot. I really think you bandana is snazzy!


Karen Jo said...

I am so happy that you came sailing through and only had one tooth stolen. Your bandana looks spiffy. Get plenty of rest and take your meds and you'll feel great in no time.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

Dearest Darling Marilyn,
I'm so glad you're home. You look googly gorgeous ... and what's one tooth in the scheme of things?
I'm going to leave something for you on my page.
Please eat slowly and ... no barfing.

Ana said...

So great to hear all went well! Enjoy the great baby food again :-)


Jans Funny Farm said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Glad you are home safe and sound and you didn't have as many problems as your mom worried you did. It was a scary day. Don't worry about peeing in your PTU. It happens.

Sassy Kat said...

Saw your message at The Cat Relm so I had to come over and see what was goin on with you. Wow, you have had a hard time with the teeth. The good news is that is is all over now and you are home resting. Let everyone at your place spoil you, you deserve.

Tyler said...

Tyler's mom here:
Marilyn, I'm so glad that you are doing well. Those procedures can be so scary for the moms. Well, I'm sure you were a bit concerned too. As soon as you're feeling able, you might want to give your mom some extra attention.
Oh, you look adorable in your tooth bandana. That was thoughtful of your dentist/doctor to give that to you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Marilyn, I feel your pain. Last year I had to have a tooth extracted too. But almost any reason is a good reason for chicken baby food! I loves me some Baby Chicken...

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

I knew you were brave! You did great! I have to get up the nerve to be as brave as you, because I know the day is coming for my trip to get my teeth cleaned....I heard my mom whispering about it.