Ham-Micks

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dorfie is at the Vet Dentist Again


Update: Well, the Vet Dentist saw one fang and one molar were definitely FORLs, so she said that she would just take the rest out since it hasn't been a year yet and it's obvious that all of his teeth will eventually have FORLs at this point. This time they will insert a feeding tube into his neck so that I can administer meds and liquid foods until he feels like eating on his own. He will have to wear a sweater to protect the feeding tube, and the e-collar so he doesn't scratch at his mouth. What fun!

Our purrecious liddle Dorfie is at the Vet Dentist once again. It hasn't been 6 months since his last extractions, but he isn't feeling well, and his eyes are dilated again, so he probably has more Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions.

If you click to biggify, you can see the scar across the center of his belly where he had the capillary vasculitis eruption from the meds the first time he had teeth extracted. It took 6 months for that open sore to heal. And now it's a big scar.

We think we will probably ask the dentist to extract his remaining teeth. He had 10 extracted the first time, 9 the second time. He only has 11 left, and he is miserable for 2 weeks while taking his meds and wearing his e-collar. Well, the first time he was miserable for several months because he was so sick and had the meds reaction. And, it costs an absolute ton of green papers each time we go to the vet dentist. It costs more each time than Obi's penile urethrostomy cost!!!

Please send lots of healing, pawsitive thoughts to liddle Dorfie today please!

Luf, Maw

39 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Poor Dorf! :( I will keep him in my prayers and send lots of healing purrs his way. I hope all goes well at the vet dentist and that Dorf doesn't have any further problems.

*hugs* *purrs*

Daisy said...

Poor Dorfie! I think you are right to just have the remaining teeths removed. Then he does not have to keep going through this. My Mommie knows several cats at the shelter with no teeths and they do fine.

Dorfie, I am purring for you today! I hate teeths. They are no good. You are lucky to have yours out, I think.

Rosie (and friends) said...

Awwww.... Poor Dorfie! I'm sure it will be ok after those pesky little teeth are taken out. We'll be praying for you, Dorfie!

-Rosie

Caesar and Princess said...

Dear Dorfie. we are so sorry to hear that you have to endure another miserable day at the dentist.
I am purring like nutso for you.
(((kittyhugs))))

Princess~*

DEBRA said...

Dorfie

We is finkin and purraying furrs yu! We hopes yu feel better today after seein da Vet Dentist.


:::purr::::purr:::purr:::
Abby

Benjamin Fuzz said...

feel better soon, dorfie!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Dorf, we'z sorry yoor teefs is making yoo feel icky again. We'll be purring fur yoo and don't worry, toofless cats do alrite. In fact wifout da toofies to hurt yoo prolly will feel lots better.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

kiss kiss dorfie honey...

smiles, auntie bee

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I'll purr really loud for him especially because that's probably going to be me in a few years. With my stomatis it will most likely make sense to remove all of my teeth at some point. Good luck Dorfie! I hope the medicines aren't too bad this time.

Kaze

Tyler said...

Ohhhhh, we feel horrible for poor Dorfie. We all send lots of love and healing thoughts Dorfie's way. We can't imagine how scary it must be for you Maw. Please take care of yourself.
Toodles,
Tyler, Mom and et al

The Furry Kids said...

Oooh, Dorfie! We are purring and purraying and sending all of you lots of woofs and hugs and and purrs and pawsitive thoughts.

Titus, Tazo, EG, & their Mom

Dragonheart said...

Poor Dorf. :( The feeding tube and e-collar don't sound nice at all. But I guess if it helps Dorf get better, it is worth it. Poor guy.

Dorf, I am keeping your in my prayers and sending lots of healing purrs your way.

The Meezers said...

oh Dorfie my brother, I is so sorry that you will haf such a sore mouf for a while. i guess it's better that they is all gone now. i'm sending lots of purrrrrss to you.

The Crew said...

Oh gosh Dorf, we feel so bad for you dude. We'll all purr extra hard for you today. Be good and take your medicine.

Gemini said...

Purrs to Dorf. I hope you gets to feeling much much better.

Anni said...

Oh sweet Dorfie! Vet Dentists are no fun at all! Samantha had to have 5 out, so we know how yucky that is, but the feeding tube too! You poor sweet boy. I know your Mom is doing everything she can to make you feel better, so feel bestest soon!!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Oh no, poor Dorfie - we will be sending lots of purrs and prayers over to you today and beyond!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Poor Dorfie and you beans. It must be hard for you to have this going on. I'm turning my healing purr button on high. keep us posted.
PS Dorf, I think Parker will think you're just as handsome without teeth. That shows awesome Mancat resiliance

Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssssssssssssssssssss

Daisy said...

Oh Dorfie! I am so sorry you have to get a feeding tube. Try to start eating real soon so that can come out of you. I hope you at least get to wear a cute sweater. I am going to keep purring and purring for you.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Well goodness gracious! What an ordeal for our buddy Dorf! We hope you have some good pain killers buddy and we know you will be good with your other medicines because you are very experienced and you Maw has a loving touch. Purrs, Prayers & hugs to you, Pal!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Poor Dorf, that must be very hard. I hope you are feeling better very soon, I will purray for you.

Karen Jo said...

Poor little Dorf. I am so sorry that he has to go through all this. Hopefully extracting his remaining teeth will solve his problems once and for all. Feel better soon, Dorf. I will be hoping and praying for you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Gosh Dorf, how huribul fur yoo. We hope yoor healing after da serjeree goes furry well (and fast) and dat pulling all dem bad teefs helps yoo stay healthy furrever.

Morgen said...

Dorfie, you have been in our thoughts & prayers since we learned of this at the Cat Blogosphere.
We hope that you're doing okay, and no reactions to meds this time!
So, you gonna get a set of false teeth now?
Your hammock will have to have a little cup next to it to keep your false teeth in overnight!

we luv you Dorfie!

Spooker, Jazper, Daphne & Chloe
and Not The Mama

Riley & Tiki said...

Poor Dorfie! We are purring and purraying for you to feel better soon!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Sending lots of love and purrs your way Dorfie doo!!!
xxxx

jcfloresinc said...

Purrrrrrrs and purrayers from us, too, Dorfie. Recover fast from all the extractions!!
Your FL furiends,
Samantha & Tigger

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Oh sweet Dorfie....we are sending lots of purrs to you. You have been through so much!!

The Big Piney Woods Cats

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Such a painful problem for such a good looking kittie. Not sure this qualifies as good news, but after this, it sounds you're getting all Stinky Goodness forever.

Sending healing purrsss to Dorf, and a {{hug}} to any of the rest we can catch. We hope you get high grade pain meds. :-)

Parker said...

Dear, Dear Dorf. Me and Mommy are praying very hard that you don't hurt too much.
I know that Maw and Paw will take the most excellent care of you. I have been thinking about you today.
My Mommy really hopes your Mommy will give you a hug and a smooch for us!
Purrs, prayers and love!

caricature said...

Poor Dorfie. I am so sorry to learn about all this. I hope you become healthy soon. Praying for you and sending lots of love.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Ooooh Dorfie! I feel bad for you. We are purring hard for a quick recovery and that you will feel better real soon!

~Donny Marie and Casey

Caesar and Princess said...

Dorfie. Be a good patient and you will get better. You mommie will help you.

(((hugs)))) to you and mommie


Purrs, Princess

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Poor guy! Purrs and prayers he gets better soon!

Hot(M)BC said...

Dorfie, we's sorry yoos hadta haf toofies pulled! Mommy sez that the good fing is that kitties can eat real good even wifout teefs once they heels up! Dat's furry good! She readed that they can efun eat tem-tay-shuns and crunchies once they's healed up. So we's sending LOTS of purrs for yoo to heel up really fast so yoo can eat lotsa yummies soon.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRS!
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Lux said...

I tried to comment earlier but couldn't ... I hope all went well and I'm sending healing vibes.

momsbusy said...

oh no dorfie! we is so sad that yur teefs ars makin yu feels sick. we will be purrayin fer yus while yu re-coop-er-ates.

yuki & kimiko

Skeezix the Cat said...

Poor, poor Dorfie!!!! Maybe yoo can use this to yer advantaje and insist on eeting nuthin but Gerber's Turkey Baby Food frum now on! It's the best!

Rocky the Gutter Cat said...

Dorfie, I empathize with yer dental woes. I have teeths problems too. That suks. I hope at leest yoo were abul to bite the V-E-T reel good beefore they took yer last teeths owt. That always makes me feel better, espeshully win I skore anuther skull and krossbones on my chart.