Thursday, June 02, 2016

Thankful Thursday: Dragonheart's Trip to the Vet

Dragonheart here!  Thank you all for your purrs, positive thoughts, and prayers yesterday.  We greatly appreciated them!

So I had to go back to the vet yesterday to be sedated and have my mouth looked at, since where they did my extraction looked inflamed and swollen, but they couldn't get a very good look at it because it was a bottom molar at the very back.

Waiting at the vet with my dad

So, they sedated me, had a good look, and it was definitely very red and angry looking.  So the vet called my mom, asking if they could anaesthetize me, so that they could remove the swollen, inflamed mass, and send it off for biopsy, just to make sure it was only inflamed gum tissue, and not a tumour.

In the exam room with my dad

So, they removed the mass, and where they did the extraction, which they could see underneath the mass once they removed it, everything had healed beautifully, and the stitches had all dissolved.  There was nothing exposed under the tissue they had stitched together.  But, it looked like I was chewing on my gums, causing the swelling and inflammation.  Nevertheless, they are still having the mass looked at by pathology, just to be sure.

So after all that I was quite grumpy.  I didn't want to take my antibiotic or my pain medication when I got home.  My mom ended up getting most of the antibiotic in me, and the vet said not to worry about the pain meds as the drugs they gave me during the anaesthesia were probably still working.  My mom didn't even try to put in my eye drops.

I did take my pain meds this morning though!  My mom hasn't tried my eye drops yet, but she will shortly.

So thank you again for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.  Hopefully with the pain meds and the antibiotic I won't chew my gums again and cause another mass.  My mom will be home a lot more for the next little while, as she is doing a research practicum where she can work mostly from home, so she'll be able to keep a close eye on me and bring me back into the vet at the first sign that I'm chewing my gums again.  She still has to put in a full day's work, but she can do it from home and only need to commute into her placement one day a week, which is nice.  So she can make sure I'm okay.  Our dad has to go into work for a week of half-days, to reintegrate after being overseas, but then he has two weeks off, so we'll be spending lots of time with him too.  He'll actually be keeping us from walking all over mom's keyboard when she's trying to work!

Thank you all for your comments and well wishes.  Hopefully we will get around to visiting all of you when our mom finishes up her work for the day.

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Hannah and Lucy said...

We aren't surprised that you were grumpy after being back at the vets with your gum problem Dragonheart - even the thought of it makes our eyes water. We are sending you lots of purrs, gentle head butts and kisses.
Take care.

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Catio Tales said...

Grumpy is a good sign - miserable is not! We know you'll end up getting those meds in you but give those humans the run around first. We have paws crossed for the pathology - hopefully it was just some nasty stuff from the surgery and nothing else.
Is your Daddy home now or will he be going back overseas in the near future?
Äiti says she could do with having someone to protect the keyboard when she does stuff - and why is it that the nekkids ALWAYS turn on that so irritating voiceover thing? And failing that they close the computer down. Hehehehehe.

pilch92 said...

I am glad the vet figured out the problem. I hope you have a quick recovery.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

That is all good news, Dragonheart. We hope all of this will be nothing more than an unpleasant memory very soon. And with your Mom at home and your Dad home, life should be good!

The Chans

Brian's Home Blog said...

We hope it gets healed up quickly and you feel much better soon.

The Swiss Cats said...

Good news ! We're glad the vet found the problem. We wish you a quick recovery. Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....grate mews & all 984 paws crossed de ree sultz come bak NOE TUMOR.....we will ask st francis ta send a few mor yur way just coz.......N joy yur time now with dad & hope ya both can due sum thin for fun.....go two de park & order sum ham samiches & friez !! ♥♥♥

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

So glad to see your Dad home! I haven't caught up with all of the posts, so I must have missed that he is home! Great news!! Sending purrs and prayers for a quick recovery for you! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

You poor baby!!! I hope everything turns our purr-fectly fine and that you're back to 100%!

Mickey's Musings said...

We are glad your ordeal is over and purr that the pathology turns up nothing.
Enjoy some cuddling from your mum and dad!
Purrs you feel better .
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

The Island Cats said...

We're glad everything went well, Dragonheart...and we hope you heal quickly...and that it is only an inflamed gum.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I'm so glad you're doing better!! Hopefully that mass is nothing at all - and I'm glad you dad is hope to help you through this trouble!! Love you, Dragonheart!!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Well, no more chewing on yer gums, Dragonheart! We hope.

Just Ducky said...

Hopefully they took out all the bad stuff and now your mouth will be fine. Heal up quickly.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that it sounds like the mass was caused by you chewing on your gums. Try not to do it again, and I hope you are soon healed and back to normal.

Pretinha said...

Dragonheart seja um bom menino e tome os medicamentos direitinho!
Cafunés para você menino bonito.

Jans Funny Farm said...

You aren't alone in being grumpy after a vet visit. There's no place like home.