Warning!!! This post contains graphic pictures of dental surgery on a cat. If this bothers you, you should probably skip it.
Did you know that cats from the same litter can have different fathers? I think surely that must have happened with our Jack and Sam. Although they have the same mom, they really couldn't be much different. Jack is a beautifully dispositioned grey tabby with a trim figure, while Sam is, well, usually cranky, has been dealing with weight issues her whole life and has arthritis. (Of course, having arthritis and being on a diet would tend to make many humans cranky too!) Another big difference (in Sam's favor this time) is that she has perfect teeth, while Jack doesn't. We are very blessed to have a great mobile vet that comes out to our house and so Jack had a dental cleaning (and extraction) yesterday.
|Jack after her morphine shot|
|Jack's infected canine tooth|
|Getting ready for the anaesthesia|
|Jack's rotten tooth|
|Jack's stitches where her tooth was|
I brought her inside wrapped like a burrito in some warm towels. She stayed like that for almost an hour before she started to come out of it. But it took her another couple of hours of weaving and such before she was pretty much back to normal.
She hadn't eaten since the night before and so she staggered to her food bowl as soon as she could. She kept sticking her head in the bowl, but her mouth couldn't pick up the food. It was probably 30 minutes before she was able to eat her first piece of food, then I think she spent the rest of the day eating.
Slowly her eyes became more focused. She didn't seem to be in any pain and was actually super happy and extremely friendly.
And I'm glad to say she had a great night and is back to normal this morning!
I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
Psalm 120:1 (NLT)