Part 30 – Happy Holidays!
As a sideline, Sammie has very bad Gingivitis and it got worse. We cleaned her teeth every year and she had to have anesthetic to do it. We decided since it had progressed to more severe gum disease called Stomatitis, to remove most of her teeth, with the exception of the back teeth and 3 front teeth. We removed 7 teeth. We also did not want her to develop cancer from it. One reason was that in order to cure her from this disease or rather keep it controlled, we would have to give her shots of steroid. This would increase her risk to become diabetic. We chose less teeth would be a better healthier option.
So here we go again, as in her first year with us, we removed 2 teeth. She came out of it beautifully, we gave her pain meds in her food which was chicken or turkey food. She loves that food and we used it last time. Regular food was too hard at first on her tummy.
After surgery we had to wait an hour after bringing her home to feed her so she would calm down. The first thing she did was run to the litter box. Then she sat down on her mat to tell me she wanted to eat. She acted a bit like a drunken person from the anesthetic. Her eyes were very glassy. So finally, we gave her a spoon of the baby food, and she ate it up and wanted more. We made her wait to make sure she didn’t get sick and throw up. We did this for the next hour. The next 2 days we gave her pain medicine to her and kept the baby food around and started to slowly mix in her regular food.
She did let Bettinna know to stay away. She growled at her. Bettinna missed her sister. (they now are BFFs and I will get back to my regular story next blog).