Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milita's Post-Surgery Update

Milita had her dental surgery yesterday, and I was a ball of nerves the whole time!  Milita has been having some congestion and upper respiratory infection/herpes symptoms.  The vet took an x-ray of Lita before the surgery to make sure she was going to be okay to go under anesthesia.  They always do a urinalysis and blood tests before surgery, too.  The x-ray showed that Lita doesn't have any pneumonia or anything, which is definitely good!  She does have a little arthritis on her spine, though, so we have started her on Cosequin - it's the same stuff Carmine's been taking for his arthritis for 3 years and has made a world of difference for him.

Milita's surgery went well.  They ended up pulling fewer teeth than they thought they would need to!  They pulled one canine, two premolars on the top, and one premolar on the bottom.  The surgery ended up costing less than we expected since the vet had drawn up an estimate for 7 or 8 teeth, soooo....I put money on my account at the vet as a credit to pay for a future big medical expense for Carmine or Lita.  I hope that sits okay with everyone who donated?

They hope that Lita's upper respiratory infection will clear up now that her bad teeth are gone.  They think her mouth infection is related to the upper respiratory one.  Lita is on Amoxicillin for another week (this is her 3rd round in a row).  I really hope this is the end of the antibiotics for her for a while.

Lita has been a bit grumpy and nervous since we got home, which is completely understandable (I would be, too!) but she's also been letting us love on her.  Earlier, I found her sitting in her dinner spot waiting for food.  This is the first time she's done this in weeks!

I think as long as we can get her upper respiratory infection under control, she is going to recover very nicely.  Thank you all so very very much again for all of your donations, purrs, prayers, hugs, and support!!


20 comments:

  1. Big purrs for Milita.
    We also hope her dental surgery will make her better.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. This is great news; we're sending Milita healing purrs. (Sorry we've been out of the loop!)

    Hugs.

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  3. We're pleased that Militia didn't need as much surgery as thought and hope she will settle down and relax now she has not got any mouth problems.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. So, so happy that things are going better for your sweet girl and purring that she feels 100% better in no time!

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  5. Hooray for Milita! It is wonderful to know that she wanted food : )

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  6. That really is great news and we hope that infection is gone quickly. Now, we've all going to do a happy dance!

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  7. I'm so glad that Milita came through her dental better than expected! When teeth have problems (with kitties, and with humans too), it can cause a host of other physical issues, so I hope she is on the road to better health now.

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  8. so glad she is home and hope she is feeling better very soon

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  9. milita !! YAY !!! way happee for ewe...glad de sir jerry wented sew well N glad yur showin sum interest in yur fooz...heerz hopin de infectshunz iz gone like pron toe; mor blessings frum R pal Frank two ewe ♥ !!

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  10. yea N look...we canna spell !!! thatz spozed ta bee FOODZ...knot fooz ☺

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  11. Awww poor sweetie. We're happy they didn't pull as many as thought, and we hope that is the end of the dental problems. I has no toothies due to Stomatitis and I get along just fine. I'm purring for you to get better quick.

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  12. So glad Milita is doing so much better and I know you are greatly relieved!

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  13. It's good to hear that Milita is doing better after surgery. With any luck, that will wrap up her dental issues and she can be back to her old self again.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this great news. Now let's all purr and pray for a speedy recovery and no more infection! Hugs!

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  15. We're glad all went well with Milita's surgery. And we purr that she recovers from her URI quickly.

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  16. Big purrs to Milita for a quick recovery ! We're glad all went well ! Purrs

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  17. Big Noodle hugs to Milita!

    Noodle and crew

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  18. Glad its all done and went so well.
    Big purrs!

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  19. Good to hear that everything went well. I think it is a msart idea to save for future expenses because as kitties age, there is a lot that can go wrong. I will keep them both in my prayers. http://15andmeowing.com

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  20. This is all such good news. We are so happy when things go better than expected. And wanting to eat. That is meowvolous. We will continue to purr and pray that her respiratory infection is soon a thing of the past. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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