Friday, January 19, 2018

Pearly Whites

WAFFLES:  Wake up, Boss! 

KATIE:  Isn't having your head under the covers the international sign for "I'm sleeping - Do Not Disturb"?


WAFFLES:  So does that mean you're sleeping, Boss?


KATIE:  *Sigh* Not anymore, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  Good, because it's time to go to the vet. You know, to get your teeth sparkles.


KATIE:  Teeth sparkles? I don't like the sounds of that. How about you go get YOUR teeth sparkles instead. 


WAFFLES:  But I don't want to get my teeth sparkles until you get your teeth sparkles. 

KATIE:  What, are you chicken? 


WAFFLES:  Even chicken isn't going to get me out from under these covers today.



Katie's Pearly Whites
Glogirly is a little anxious today. Katie is having some pretty major dental work done. We have an awesome vet, who is very experienced and knows her stuff inside and out. She also knows Katie inside and out. Not only has she seen her in purr-son a few times, she's spent hours reading every single word, every single test result, every single everything from all of her previous vets and visits since she was a kitten. 

She was instrumental in helping identify Katie's IBD and what we can do to help her. On Monday, in our The Cat Food That Saved Christmas post, we wrote a little about the food Katie has transitioned to and how we're already seeing some great results. Something Glogirly wasn't aware of though, is how untreated dental issues can adversely affect a host of health problems, including IBD. It's out vet's belief and hope that if we tackle some of the mouth issues Katie has, it will help some of her IBD symptoms like gastrointestinal distress. It's something that should improve her quality of life and help her to feel much better.

So Katie will be spending the day at the vet. She'll go in early in the morning for the procedure. Our vet doesn't know how much or how little will need to be done until she's in there. We're hoping it's more on the little side. It will require general anesthetic so Katie will be at the vet all day in order for her to be closely monitored afterward and make extra, extra sure she's ok to come home. She'll likely need to take some pain medication for a little bit. 

We don't often ask for prayers and purrs, but we sure would be grateful if you would keep us all, especially Katie, in your thoughts today. ❤️

36 comments:

  1. I'll be sending LOTS of purrs to Katie! And to you too - sometimes I think the dental procedures we kitties go through are scarier for our humans than they are for us.

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  2. We will be offering up an extra prayer that Katie need as little work as possible and is home safe and sound as quickly as possible.

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  3. We will be offering up an extra prayer that Katie need as little work as possible and is home safe and sound as quickly as possible.

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  4. Praying for a simple procedure and an easy recovery!

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  5. Hope it goes well and that it is a simple procedure,xxx Speedy

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  6. Oh, how well we can relate to this one. We will keep you and Katie in our purrayers.

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  7. Prayers and purrs for Katie and all of you.

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  8. Sending purrayers that it will be a minimally invasive procedure.

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  9. I know how stressful this is, but Katie is in the best possible hands. We're sending lots of prayers and purrs to all of you.

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  10. Katie girl! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers your way! While it's no fun to go to the vet, getting your teeth cleaned and fixed up will be a positive in so many ways! Mimi and Manhattan both had dental this year, and the one who had it the worst was Z-girl....she was a nervous wreck. Glogirly will make sure you get the royal treatment when you come home. And we hear your vet is a super star, so you will be in the best hands. Can’t wait to see your pearly whites when you are back!

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  11. Katie, I hope the dental work helps to fix some of your health issues. Sending you, (and Waffles, Glogirly and Gloman) lots of love and prayers.πŸ’ž

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  12. Sending purrs and prayers.
    Sue B

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  13. You'll do fine Miss katie. Pops had to have some of her teeth taken out 9 months ago and she was just fine after her operation and a bit of rest.

    Julie and Poppy Q

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  14. mom often says they should offer meds to the humans on days like these. purrs to all of you!!

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  15. Sending hugs, love, and prayers. It will go by fast.

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  16. Paws crossed that all goes well today!

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  17. Sending bunches of PURRR-prayers for Miss Katie. And for Mr. Waffles to NOT get hissy when she returns.

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  18. We are sending purrs too. Dental health can affect a cat in many ways. Sadie is like a new cat since her dental. Best wishes for an uneventful procedure!

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  19. Good luck Katie!! You are a strong brave girl and I know you will do find and Waffles will be holding your paw (figuratively) the whole time! My Amarula had major dental work done awhile ago and it seems to have helped her overall health! Good luck!

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  20. We will both purr. We had dentals and it wasn't fun at all. But we were okay. We just hated being away from home and having strangers mess with us. Did you know Chey had almost all her teeth pulled?! Yep.

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  21. We send tons of purrs to Katie, and hope everything goes well. Purrs

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  22. Jenna (especially) is sending her purrs. She has stomatitis and had to have all of her molars and premolars removed. She knows all about dental work and hopes Katie will be feeling great in no time!

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  23. Aww, here's hoping Katie comes through the day with flying colors...and lots of her sparkly teeth!

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  24. Sending purrz for my BFF Katie. As luck would have it one of my other BFFs had to have dental surgery too. He came out with flying colors even though he's a big guy at about 20 lbs and I bet Katie will too.

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  25. Sending prays ,purrs from Scotland hope you will be back with gleaming teeth. Purrs,kisses,Hugs xπŸ˜»πŸ’žπŸΎπŸΎ

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  26. We, too, hope Katie doesn't need much dental work done.

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  27. Sending lots of purrs and positive healing thoughts for Katie!!

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  28. Sending good thoughts for Katie's dental and hope she is soon back home with lovely pearly gnashers.

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  29. Purrayers and POTP for Katie - and Waffles too as he will be very lonely without her !

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  30. We heard that Katie came through the procedure well minus a few teeth. We purr that she's back to her normal self...or even better...now that she's gone through this.

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  31. I see from the above comments that Katie is OK , that is good. Please email the tooth fairy at pilch92@aol.com and she will send toys.

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  32. My guy Sam went in for dental work a few years ago with the caveat that the vet didn't know if they'd find anything more, or how much. Fair enough. Well, they did find more that needed work and teeth that needed pulling--significantly more. Oh, dear. *sighs* He came home minus numerous teeth and with a fair amount of work done. He needs another dental now, but I don't have the money (and Care Credit isn't an option.
    Long story).

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  33. Katie, we saw on Facebook that your dental visit went okay, even though you lost some teeth. We are sorry about that last part, but we bet you will feel so much better now. Hugs, purrs and prayers.

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  34. sending retroactive purrs since I know everything went well :)

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