April 7th 2010 9:22 pm
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A couple of weeks ago I had a horrible experience at the vet -- my teeth were cleaned and they pulled a tooth. The tooth had been bothering me, but it was not nearly as bad as the trauma of not getting fed the night before, being put into my carrier early that morning and left at the vet all day long with strangers, and feeling all goofy and dopey afterward. My jaw ached and the medicines I had to take made me feel really scared and sick. I kept on having tum-upses and felt really miserable for several days. I spent a lot of time hiding behind the chair in the living room.
Once my dad stopped giving me the medicines I began to feel a lot better. It is strange to be eating without that tooth -- food keeps on falling out of the side of my mouth where it used to be. I have to learn a new way to eat. But at least it doesn't bother me anymore.
A week after my unpleasant dental experience, my mom and dad took me back to the vet. I was really scared I was going to have to go through the same thing all over again, but luckily all that happened, after a lot of talking, was the vet pried my mouth open and looked inside, and then we all came home. I was glad about that.
But something strange happened when we got home. My mom and dad brought me inside and opened my carrier, then they left again right away. They didn't come back for 3 or 4 hours, and when they did, my mom had hospital smells on her. (Hospital smells are just like vet office smells, but without the dog and cat smells.) I was very confused by this and very upset. Usually my mom and dad help comfort and reassure me when I've been scared, but they weren't even around, and I was in the house all alone by myself for a long time. I was so very glad when they came home.
My mom has been in bed a lot, and she's had trouble walking and getting around. I hope the doctor is helping her get better.
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Very glad you've gotten that nasty tooth out and are feeling better!! Sending purrs for your mom to get better too!!