Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Abby and the dental



Yesterday Abby went to the vet to get her dental. I get my information from a shelter worker who gets it from the person who picks her up, and so a lot of the time I don't get a complete story as to what is going on, but one thing stuck out that made it back to me - she had EIGHT teeth removed.

yes.. eight.

No wonder her blood glucose levels were so wonky.  I can only imagine the discomfort she was in.. the poor thing.

Sadly Abby is a very paranoid drunk, and she wanted NOTHING to do with me after getting home, no matter how slow I went or how comforting I thought I was, as you can see in the above photo, she was just hoping I would go away. Sadly I felt the need needed to get glucose levels on her so I would have a gauge of how she was doing, and the procedure that takes about two minutes normally took over ten the first time and nearly 20 the second (at her normal injection time). Once I finally got a reading from her, I went to get the insulin to give her a dose, and she took off.  It was nearly two hours later and I had to leave the room to get her to come out from under the couch and even then she bolted into the litter box box and I had to trap her in the corner to give her the insulin.  Thankfully I was able to do it, because if she had bolted again I would have given up and just let her be because I do not want her to associate getting treatment with stress.

We have pain meds and clavamox pills to give for the next few days. I have not met a cat yet that I can not pill, but I do want to keep Abby's stress as low as possible so hopefully she'll eat them in baby food. I know that I can get it in liquid, but I'm fearful that forcing something in her mouth is going to send her over the rails - and I already have to do that for the pain meds (which is 1/10th the amount of liquid so it shouldn't be too bad).

With her teeth that bad, I am very hopeful that once she heals her glucose levels will level out and *fingers crossed* maybe even go into remission..  Only time will tell.

it doesn't matter, I'll still be extra sweet even if my blood isn't.

27 comments:

  1. So glad she made it through, and I hope tomorrow brings a happier Ab!

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  2. Poor Abby... I hope her glucose levels get better after all this.

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  3. This has all been so tough on Abby! We hope that all of this stress -- and finally being rid of the eight bad teeth -- will help her feel better, which will hopefully help her trust a little easier, too.

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  4. Abby, you poor girl. Hoping things calm down for you.

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  5. Poor Abby. :( But massive props to you for doing all that for her!! Paws crossed that the teeth extraction will bring good things.

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  6. 8?? Ouch!!! Poor kitty!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. Poor baby ... hopefully she'll feel better soon.

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  8. That first photo is heartbreaking. Sending healing thoughts her way.

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  10. Poor thing!! Here's hoping you can get some pain meds into her, and that her health stabilizes.

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  11. Oh my. That's hard on both of you. I hope she settles quick, and I share your hope that the glucose levels stabliize now that all those rotten teeth are gone. Purrs to you all.

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  12. We agree - THANKFULLY the bupronex is a quick squirt in the mouth!! Holding out for a clav lquid for you - it'll be so much easier. We hope.

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  13. Oh my, eight teeth! Poor baby. But I'm sure she will feel much better and I hope the glucose levels will be stable.

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  14. poor Abby....but on the other hand we hope that she starts feeling better very soon

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  15. Abby, poor girl, you had to endure that. But we're glad you made it fine and now we purr you get better and make a better handle at your glucose levels.

    Emma and Buster

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  16. I chuckled at the "paranoid drunk". Wow - eight teeth! Yikes! I bet she will feel a lot better after that. What a sweet kitty. :)

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  17. We sure hope that sweetie is all better soon.

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  18. Poor Abby. We hope she feels better soon...and that she lets you give her the meds she needs.

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  19. Aw, poor girl! Hope she's feeling much better soon!

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  20. Poor Abby, I hope she is feeling better and wanting more comfort from you soon.

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  21. The poor kitty she might have been punishing your for taking her to the vet and having teeth removed

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  22. Poor Abby. We bet she'll be feeling much better soon. ANd we hope those blood glucose levels even out, too.

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  23. Poor Abby! I feel for her! Keeping everything crossed that she will get much betterer soon xox

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  24. Awww, poor Abby! Poor you, too, having to stress her out for her own good.

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  25. 8 teeth? She have any left? Poor kitty!
    Yeah, I used to be all smug and think there was no cat I can't pill. My teddy-cat, who snuggles me any time I'm not moving, yeah, she's so on to me. I actually can't pill her. No one can pill her. She knows all my moves and will not be pilled. Not with butter. Not with bacon grease. Not with a syringe of water after. Not at all and, my cuddle bunny, my precious snowflake, my babycakes, she fights like a hell-spawn while I'm working that pill! MY snookins scratches at ME! ME! Unbelievable!

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  26. Poor Abby ! We send her healing purrs. Purrs

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  27. Poor baby,sending hugs and prayer for a speedy recovery,xx Rachel

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