Renn came home late this afternoon, and is recovering well. To observe him, he is back to normal, but that can be deceptive, so I am staying cautious with him.
He had two teeth removed. An x-ray showed that the roots of one were hardly enough to hold on to it, and its opposite number on the other side of the mouth was in the same condition. Aside from those extractions, he had a thorough cleaning. It was almost double the cost of Cammie’s dental procedure, though she kept all of her teeth.
Renn is tremendously hungry. It occurred to me that my big boy has not had surgery while he’s been with me; not had anything that required him to fast. When he came home, he had not eaten for eighteen hours. That really isn’t much for us, but Renn eats so little that missing a nibble here and there must be similar to starvation.
He is forbidden hard-food for a couple of days. I was told to ‘soften’ his food. To soften hard-food means to soak it until it is a sludge that no cat would recognize, and most would not consume. Fortunately, Renn does eat soft-food. I fed him a small amount of it a couple of hours after his return. Then, at snack-time, two hours later, I gave him more. He sucked it back like a black hole swallows space-ships in a science fiction movie. I probably gave him too much, but that was several hours ago, and it has stayed down. I will give him some more food to before bed-time.
Right now, he has come to see me at the computer, as he frequently does. He is purring and gave me a head-bump. A good night’s sleep in his home, and increasing amounts of food will heal a great deal. I was provided with three doses of Metacam to dull pain, one dose to be given a day. I’ve never given the big boy anything by syringe. This should be interesting.
I want to thank everyone for keeping my big boy in their thoughts, and for their good wishes. Renn is home and, now that those two teeth are gone, he is in very good health. He is happy, and I am happy. The long day ends well.
Glad to hear that Renn is home and happy. I am never going to starve miss pops over night again - she will have to stay in the cattery. I did not get any sleep as she kept me awake all night jumping on me and telling me off for starving her. She lost 3 teeth but recovered quickly. Wishing your boy a speedy recovery tool.ReplyDelete
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Welcome home Renn. Sending snuggles and headbonks.ReplyDelete
Yay, Renn! Home is great, and no doubt feeling much better today. Losing two teeth isn't bad, really. Purrs to him from the boys!ReplyDelete
BTW, none of mine ever threw up food after surgery, not that I can recall. Which, I suppose, has been a good thing! Good luck with the meds. I've never pilled a cat, only given meds via syringe. I'm not very good at it with Derry, because he is NOT cooperative, but Nicki's great...as long as it's chicken-flavoured. :-D
Thanks so much for your update on Renn. It sounds like he's recovering nicely from his dental surgery. That's indeed great news! However, like my Danni, it seems nothing keeps him from eating. :-) Way to go, Renn!ReplyDelete
Please send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org , I am the kitty tooth fairy and will send crocheted catnip toys.ReplyDelete
OH I am so happy all is well your with your beautiful Renn!ReplyDelete
glad he is home and seems to be doing well....purrsReplyDelete
Glad Renn is home and is recuperating. It's a good thing he likes soft food.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the update. I am very happy to hear Renn is home and recovering well. It is understandable his being so hungry after going so long without food. I remember when Jessica had her teeth cleaned - the minute she came home she - very wobbibily - went to her food dish only to find it empty.ReplyDelete
dood....we iz buzzed happee two....N pleez rememburr ta put yur teeth in yur bed; under yur blankit coz bye two morrow morn.. they will haz terned ther selvez inta cash monee.....100's and 50's !! ☺☺♥♥ReplyDelete
You always make good decisions, John. Small meals, judiciously spaced sounds perfect. Something on Renn's tummy may help him to sleep more restfully. We're relieved to hear he's home.ReplyDelete
Hugs to your dear boy, Renn. Glad he's doing great. You are a good kitty nurse!ReplyDelete
His recovery seems complete. He is now back to his old self, as if he had never been to the hospital.Delete
I am glad Renn's dental went well and he is home recovering. I am sure he must feel much better without those troublesome teeth.ReplyDelete
I'm a little late in posting, but still very happy to hear that surgery went well for Renn. It would seem he was getting back to his normal routine very quickly.ReplyDelete
so glad to hear that all went well. Hopefully, you don't need to do that again for a whileReplyDelete
Good news! Yay! Keep up the good work Renn my friend and enjoy that wet food. It is really good for youReplyDelete