WAFFLES: Wake up, Boss!
KATIE: Isn't having your head under the covers the international sign for "I'm sleeping - Do Not Disturb"?
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.
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. ❤️