Sunday, November 24, 2013
Feeling much better and relaxing on the back of the couch.
When I first brought him home I was really scared the
first few days. He looked so horrible,
I thought he might not make it.
He wasn't drinking or eating the baby food,
I bought for him to lick.
Even with pain meds 2x per day he
would lay and just moan in pain. Broke my heart!
But now, I can tell he feels better.
He is becoming more outgoing again. More vocal and expressive!
He has always preferred dry cat food. I thought with being
toothless he'd have to get used to eating more soft cat food.
He shocked me after 4 days he actually went back
on his own to eating dry cat food. It's very small morsels,
so he doesn't have to chew it and can swallow it one morsel at a time.
I'm so happy with his progress!
And to think, I had several people say they wouldn't have paid
for his pricey surgery and would have put him down.
I will gladly go with less stuff, cut costs, take my lunch, dye my own hair
and smile at my rescue kitty that ended up with me and makes
me smile BIG!
Monday, November 4, 2013
My poor Taz has been battling severe gingivitis
To understand it take a look at this article.
He was approximately 4- when he came
to live with us after my husband
found him on-line for me at a rescue.
Pretty boy is so timid and was so traumatized
he lived under our bed for the first week
with a litter box, and food and water
Now 8, We've tried all the treatments prescribed in the article.
Teeth Cleanings, steroids, antibiotics,
laser treatments and they help for a
short time. The last treatments did nothing.
He's had several teeth removed and the gums are
nice and light pink where the teeth have been removed.
They are severely inflamed & red where the teeth are. It's a
extremely painful condition and the vet told me
at his last removal when Finn was neutered
his gums were so bad they bleed at being touched.
So on 12 Nov....
Taz will be having surgery to remove
all his remaining teeth.
The vet said the canines are a large undertaking.
I have been told by many people who's cats have all teeth
removed you would never know they are
toothless with the exception of drooling.
Vet personnel tell me that he will do much better
and be in less pain when they are all out.
So I will be on vacation that week, I scheduled his
surgery purposely so that I could keep an eye on him.
He'll be on pain meds so I'm
praying all will go well for him.
I'm also hoping this little guy, does not pester him
as much. They may need to be separated while Taz heals.
He looks all sweet and innocent but he lives up
to the holy terror nick name.
He jumps on everyone (critters) and tackles them!
Gwenie bun was not having any of that and let him know it
and sent him running and mowing!
I have also started doing physical therapy for a past
neck injury from a car accident
I don't want to celebrate too early but I am seeing some
improvement. Finger's crossed I'll have less pain & migraines!
I haven't spent anytime this summer in my art room sadly.
My goal is to get busy at least a few times per week after work
in the evenings. So hard to fit it all in.
My priority has always been that
my animals get their daily attention,
so my art is taken a back seat.
I just gotta find time to do more art!