Saturday, October 6, 2012

Carmine's Home from Surgery

Thank you all so much for the purrs and prayers!! The support of the blogosphere is truly amazing :)

I would have had an update about Carmine earlier if my sinus infection hadn't been kicking my behind all day.  But here's one now!

Carmine only had to have one extraction.  Apparently they were able to save the other three they were worried about.  But....the vet tech says he has "chronic gum disease."  She recommended feeding him Greenies treats since she knows Carmy won't let me brush his teeth.  So I will grab some of those on Sunday.

Unfortunately when he was expressed at the vet this time, he was full, so every three months it is for getting him expressed... :(  He's not going to like that!!

Since he's been home, he spends most of his time under my bed napping and pouting.  He refused to eat anything the first night he was home and most of today.  He finally ate a little bit on his own a few hours ago and a tiny bit more just a little bit ago.  It hasn't been much, but at least he's eating something!!  I was getting quite worried I'd have to take him to the hospital.  It looks like he's feeling a little better, though.  I hope he eats more later.

He HATES his medications.  He sits and my arms and says "Moooooo!" when it's time for them.  He sure knows how to make mama feel guilty.  I wish he could understand that the medications are to help him feel better.

I have to be a "bad mama" again here shortly and administer the pain med and antibiotic before we all head to sleep here.

I just wanted to give everyone an update because I know some of you were wondering about him :)


  1. We're glad to her Carmine is home and has had a few bites of food.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. Sending large purrs to help Carmine recover swiftly. Extractions are no fun. Please take your medicines Carmine, they will make you feel much better

    Gerry & Mungo

  3. I sure am glad to see the good update. Now dude, go have a couple of nibbles for me,

  4. Thanks for the update! Looks like a pretty good report. Don't worry, Carmine, just a couple more days of those yucky medicine then it'll all be over!

  5. Thanks for the update, we have been purring fur your boy. Mine mommy sure knows how the "bad mommy" guilt goes. Once him starts feeling better, maybe Carmine will figure out that meds = better.

    We continue to purr, TK

  6. We're very glad he's home and doing okay, with only one extraction. That's great news, actually.

    Derry, too, has chronic gingivitis, though he'll sort of let me rub some pet toothpaste on his gums if I'm quick enough.

    Good luck and lots of purrs!

  7. Aw, we're glad they didnt have to take as many teeth as they thought, and hope he recovers quickly!
    Star is so easy to medicate, in fact, she's kinda upset that she's out of antibiotics now! Because she gets them in gooseliver/braunschwiger, MOL and she loves that stuff!
    It's funny, this time it was capsuls and we opened them and mixed it in the gooseliver, you'd think she could taste it.. but she didnt care!
    Anyway, hope Carmine feels better soon!

  8. I am so sorry that he is in discomfort right now. nd I feel for YOU even more than him in a way. I had to be mean mommy too with my Tortie girl who flew away from me last December. She didn't like her meds either but had to have them.