Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mimi is Home, for a While at Least

Today is day 24 of NaBloPoMo and I am really tired, but I have to give you an update on Mimi's condition, so here is my post.

The vet tried to extract Mimi's teeth yesterday morning.  Yes!  All 32 of them.  She has a condition that makes her mouth red and sore.  It is caused by plaque and can only be cured by removal of all of her teeth.  The operation was supposed to take 4 hours.  I was very worried about her because I thought she would not be able to stay under the anesthetic that long. But the vet assured me everything would be fine.  About 2 hours into the procedure the vet phoned me and said that he was going to take Mimi out of the anesthetic because her blood pressure was unstable.  I wanted to say, "I told you so", but you never want to get a vet mad, especially one who has your kitty's life in his hands, so I said nothing.

So they stopped the extractions after taking only 16 of her teeth out.  They inserted a tube into her neck.  I think it must go down to her esophagus.  I have to feed her through that tube every 4 hours. She is also on pain medication and an antibiotic and she has to wear a collar to keep her from pulling the tube out and scratching her mouth.  They kept her overnight last night and my DD went to pick her up this afternoon.  We have an appointment with the vet on Monday afternoon to see how she is doing.  She is home now and is roaming around the house happy to be back.  I am happy too. She looks better than I expected.  But she will have to go back and have the other 16 teeth pulled another time.

The reason DD had to pick Mimi up was because I was at a quilt show in Orono with Debra from Patchwork Sanity - A Woman\s Piece of Mind.  It was a wonderful show.  Quite small, but friendly and inspiring.  We had our lunch in their tearoom and ran into a couple of other quilters from our guild, which was nice.  We had a fun chat.  So in keeping with my philosophy of a picture in every post, I leave you with one of the quilts from the show.  This was a tiny miniature, but it was beautiful.





10 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

Oh dear, I’ve been thinking of Mimi and I’m glad she’s home now. I hope all your love and cuddles will make her feel better. Take care!

Simone de Klerk said...

Poor little Mimi. Glad she's home with you. Hugs for her and you too!

Mimi said...

Awww poor Mimi... I hope her recovery is smooth!

Anonymous said...

I went to the computer just to look at your blog, for Mimi.
Glad for you and Mimi, she is back home.
You seem to have a good vet.
From our house to your house, we send you and Mimi our love.
You both are on my mind all the time.
Hoping Mimi wil recover,
Love Makke.


wackywoman said...

Great big hugs to both you and Mimi. ((((((((((()))))))))))))

hakucho said...

Poor Mimi....hope she'll recover quickly.

The Calico Cat said...

Rhapsody has only had her fangs & 1 tooth in the front for years... Hope the extractions make Mimi all better.

Rose Marie said...

Oh, poor Mimi .... will you be feeding her through a tube from this point on once all her teeth are removed?

If I was still living in T.O., I would have been at that show with you and Debra!

Cathi said...

Oh, poor Mimi! How are you doing with the feelings?

Melinda Cornish said...

she is lucky to have you.......