Thursday, February 01, 2007

Cleo's teeth

Poor old Cleo had some teeth out yesterday. Thank goodness she goes in regularly for blood tests for her thyroid levels. Since her last visit she had taken to dribbling a bit and recently got a bit smelly. It never occurred to me it was bad breath indicating dental problems.

I took her in yesterday expecting a five minute visit to take a blood sample and walked out minus cat having signed a waiver form for an operation. A worrying few hours passed until the vet called at 1pm; a general anaesthetic always has some risk and for a 16 year cat that has to be a concern.

Fortunately she is a robust old girl and came through it and recovered well from the anaethetic. After discussion with the vet, Emma, we decided to leave her in overnight and collect her this morning. So now she is back home with a heap of antibiotics and pain relief. Now we await the results of the biopsy to find out whether it was a nasty infection or something worse.


Ballpoint Wren said...

So is Cleo okay? When do you get the tests back?

Rosa said...

Aw, poor Cleo. My Bev is still ill. I need to have her in for a biopsy also for her skin ailment. I feel so badly as they don't know what is going on when we poke and prod. Poor babies. Hope Cleo is all better soon.

Mark McLellan said...

Cleo seems OK but antibiotics gave her a runny tummy so we have had to cut back on those. Also the pain killers affected her coordination so ditto. That seems to be doing the trick, she is recovering gently, walking more easily and I have less cleaning up to do. The results will be about a week. Until then I will find some choice morsels to help build her weight back up.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hope Cleo gets the all clear. SHe looks so lovely. Please tell her Simi dog and I are rooting for her.