Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Flying Colours

Cammie’s dental procedure went very well. She required no teeth extracted. Early on, the veterinarian called me because she was concerned that some inflammation of the gums may have been indicating bad roots in a couple of molars, and wanted to know if I would authorise the expense of a couple of x-rays. I thought it would be foolish to deny it, so the pictures were taken, and showed that the roots were in fine condition. So my princess’s mouth required nothing but a good cleaning.


When she returned home, Cammie appeared unaffected by the anaesthetic. Though I was told that she may be a little groggy, she trotted about the apartment and climbed cat-trees as if she had never been sedated. I was also warned not to feed her too much at first. Cammie doesn’t eat a great deal even when she is hungry, but last evening, she ate quite well - the result of nineteen hours without sustenance. I spread her dinner over several portions, but I thought this a good chance to put some soft-food into her, and she was willing. The only noticeable effect of her ordeal was that she was a little troubled eating hard-food. While I was advised that there was no reason Cammie could not, my princess was undoubtedly suffering a bit of soreness in the mouth, so the hard kernels were initially less desirable than the soft-food. But at bed-time, she was eating as usual.


Yesterday was good for Cammie. It not only gave her teeth a cleaning that was needed, it demonstrated that they are in very good condition, and won’t likely need a great deal of work as she ages, and is less able to handle anaesthetic and surgery. I will of course have her looked at in the future, but for now, she has passed her examination with flying colours - one of which was tied about her neck as a bandana by a veterinary technician.

(And thank you to all those who expressed wishes for Cammie's health. Such thoughts were appreciated.)

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful news about Cammie's teeth! I'm impressed she wasn't groggy at home. Both Nicki and Derry have seen "pink mousies" after their dentals, though it could be that because they've had multiple extractions, they've been under anesthetic longer. Anyway, we're thrilled Cammie's doing well!

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  2. Awww Cammie we are so glad your teeth are now in tip top condition and you are doing so well! Great news!!!!

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  3. So glad to hear that Cammie's teeth are looking good!

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  4. so glad to hear things went well and she is in such great shape. that last picture is hilarious

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  5. So glad to hear everything went well with Cammie at the vet.
    Love her new bandana!

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  6. my stars girl but you look FABulous in your flying colors scarf :) I daresay we all are very very happy things went so well and no teeth were removed !! YAY !!! hugs from dai$y ♥♥ =^..*= eat some mice cream tonight just because you CAN ~~

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  7. That is good news for you and for Cammie. She doesn't appear to mind wearing the bandanna either.

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  8. What great news to hear all went well with Cammie's dental procedure. I know you (and she) are relieved that it's over. And Cammie, I love your bandana. You're lookin' sharp, Girl! :-)

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  9. Such good news. The expense of X-rays was well worth it to learn Cammie's teeth are in good health. What a relief and all is well. She deserves a extra treat and you deserve a treat or two as well.

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  10. So gld to hear things went so well for Cammie. What a relief for you, and I'm sure she'll be happy to be back home.

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  11. I am so happy to learn of Cammie's happy result and that she is doing so well now she is home. Smoochies, Camme.

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  12. Oh excellent news! Not only because Cammie doesn't need any extractions now but that her teeth are essentially sound. Perhaps her original owners gave her good dental care which has payed off for her in these later years. She is totally darling in her bandana and isn't it amazing that she'll actually wear it.
    Big hugs and lots of love coming her way from all of us.

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  13. Good on you Cammie girl we are so happy that you got to keep all of your teeth.

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