Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hanging tough...

You'd never know it by the look of her, but Lu has had quite a bad day. We continue to rage against her insane dental woes, but today our tiny girl lost three more teeth.   Surgical cleaning and annual extractions are a part of Lucy's care we've come to expect, but we weren't prepared for the news that her jaw bone has started disintegrating and already shows evidence of a hairline fracture.  We do everything we can to help slow this awful process and while we couldn't have stopped this from happening, we are loading her up with 8 weeks worth of antibiotics to make sure things in her crazy mouth get under control.  We are watching her closely for signs of trouble and she'll visit the vet a few more times in the coming weeks to make sure a jaw bone infection doesn't take hold.  In the meantime, we'll keep her as comfortable as possible and hope her medicine works wonders.  

Outside of her standard (and funny) post surgery moaning, Lu is her usual sweet self and even wolfed down her dinner (laced with a 1/4 of a pain pill, and 2 antibiotics) like she had every single one of her pearly whites. We sure do love our toothless wonder.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Poor thing! Hope she feels better soon.

Mary said...

thats awful....hope she is on the mend

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