Hello my archnemesis
Hello my archnemesis
Poor Lex is getting worse as far as the crate goes. When I’m home I’ve taken to just keeping him leashed beside me, and he’s mostly OK with that, but he can’t go everywhere with me. Today I left for 2 hours to go to Mass, and while I was gone, he busted his nose up real bad. Blood everywhere. Plus urine and stress diarrhea smeared all over him and the crate. And as far as I can tell he was barking the whole time.
And that’s with gabapentin, benadryl (for allergies), and ace on board, btw. He’s so out of it that Duo literally knocked a lamp on him, and he didn’t even lift his head. But as soon as that crate door shuts suddenly it’s like he’s not sedated at all and he goes nuts. Which defeats the purpose of cage rest, since his symptoms worsen after thrashing around in the crate vs resting quietly on the leash.
This is also not usual for him. While I haven’t crated him since puppyhood, I have had to leave him at work on occasion over the years, and my coworkers say he settles down in the cage as soon as I leave. I dunno what the difference is being in the crate at home or how to make it better since sedation isn’t working and it’s all very frustrating!
Will be taking him with me to work tomorrow so I can clean him up. He looks (and smells) like a nasty shelter dog, but I’m afraid to put him in my sink or bathtub lest he slip and completely ruin his back; at work we have mats to prevent that.
Ugh, between this, family problems, my own health issues, and general life b.s. I’m running on empty as far as emotional reserves go. Prayers would be most appreciated.
This is why I can’t wait until we get our dental radiograph machine — you’d never catch a problem like this without it! (Or at least not before it progressed to cause even more tooth loss or even a jaw fracture!)
Dentigerous cyst in a young adult Pug; the upper radigoraph is at the time of diagnosis, the lower radiograph is one year later. In the first radiograph, note the blackness and hollow liquid space next to the mandibular canine (the large tooth to the right). There is a tooth floating in the blackness, and a premolar tooth behind it with severe bone loss. A dentigerous cyst results in expanion of fluid in the jawbone and the ultimate loss of bone structure and damage to teeth.
The two teeth with damaged bone were removed and the cyst lining thoroughly scraped to remove any chance of the cyst returning. One year later, bone has actually regrown over the mandibular canine and the mouth is healthier. The remaining premolar to the left will need to be monitored however, as there is some bony lucency (bone loss) at the tip of one of its roots, and it may need to be extracted in future.
Farmer plays Royals on trombone, cows gather
Warning- gore galore!
Little kitty hit by a car, we amputated leg and tail, still such a friendly little cat.
Little veterinary things:
Accidentally taking home the clinic’s entire stock of pens… every day of your life
It’s the middle of the night, and I am rocking out to every classical music piece that is remotely in a minor spoopy key and making my Halloween decorations. Why buy them when I have a whole bunch of trash sitting around? FREE supplies.
So far we have cat hugging deformed skull and cat butt pumpkin.
I need jangojips Halloween decorations in my life.
Me, too. STAT.