OK, so Muffin may look really pathetic.....
But she's home and back in my arms. Right where this little love bundle belongs! She wanted me to be sure to point out her little purple "badge of honor" on her paw. She said she looks good in purple and I would have to agree.
Poor Muffin, really had a miserable day yesterday. What was supposed to be a routine cleaning and tooth extraction turned into a nightmare.
Lily is waiting patiently to see her sister Muffin. Look at the concern on her face.
When we met with her Dr. late yesterday he gave us the low down on what happened. They had sedated Muffin for her surgery. They carried her into the operating room and just as they were about to intubate her, she woke up. I damn near fell off my chair when I heard this. (This has happened to me before except I woke up during the actual surgery.) The Dr. was really upset when he was telling me this. He said that it most likely was because she was so scared and fought through the sedation. So they gave her more sedation to knock her out. Then her blood pressure dropped. Once they got her stabilized they went ahead with the cleaning first.
Then it came time to pull her little broken tooth. Well, the tooth broke while they were trying to pull it. Then they had one heck of a time getting the 3 roots out. He said that they were really latched in there. They had to take 2 x-rays to be sure they got all the roots and to double check that there was no infection. (She did have a hole in the side of the broken tooth. We're very thankful for NO infection.)
This is the her broken tooth before surgery. That little red dot on the picture is the hole in her tooth
.These are her stitches. And yes, that's a big ass tube down her throat!
Because of all the "complications" the surgery took way longer than anyone expected. They put Muffin in the ICU to keep a real close eye on her. Dr. Thomas himself even went and sat with her. I mean come on, is he great or what? How many Dr.'s do you know that would do that!
When they brought her into see her Daddy, Lily and I, it was a tearful reunion.
I hugged my little one so tight.
And you know what? I'm not letting her go..... And truthfully, she's not letting me go either!
Then it was time to talk with Lily's Dr. This was the first time we've seen him since we originally brought Lily in on Friday when she first got sick.
He asked me what made us bring Lily back in on Saturday. (I thought this was an odd question.) I told him that between Friday when he first saw her and Saturday she had taken a turn for the worse. (He was off over the weekend.) I explained that by Saturday afternoon, she couldn't open her eyes and couldn't even lift her head up. He told me that I was a very good Mom. He said that the Vet on Saturday had called him at home to tell him about Lily being in the ICU. He told us that had we not brought her in when we did, she would not have made it. He couldn't believe that by Sunday afternoon she was that much better and could go home. Dr. O'Sullivan said it was something short of a miracle.
He was thrilled that Lily was now giving him some attitude. She wanted nothing to do with him and was squirming all around and that just brought laughter and a smile to his face. He said "now that's the Lily I know and love."
You wanna do WHAT to my butt? I don't think so! Go get yourself some other girl.
Lily does have a little blood in her poop. The good Dr. put her on another antibiotic which will help with her GI tract. She has to stay on the original antibiotic also to clear up her infection. It's the best antibiotic for her UTI and he does not want to take her off of it. Definitely don't want a repeat episode of having to rush her to the Vet's. We're going to keep a very close eye on her poops and will follow up with him on Saturday.
Just checking to be sure Mommy's still here
All's good now!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our friends for helping us get through this very difficult time. We've appreciated all the phone calls from Snoopy, Newby, Amber, our Aunt's (Rona & Pat) in New York, to all the e-mails (especially from our lovie Herbie in Texas, from Puddles, Nola and even Lady & Marley from India.) And to all of you who are leaving such loving comments, we just can't say thank you enough.
Our new daily routine ~ Soft food all around
I'm beginning to feel like a nurse. That goodness for Pill Pockets!
And wait, there's more.... We're told that the Tooth Fairy will be showing up for Muffin after all. From what I understand, she's got an assistant that lives in Kentucky (cough, cough Miss Shelle from Simpatico ~ who BTW has the sweetest little southern accent), and a little something will be arriving tomorrow.
We feel the love!
Lily reading her get well card from her bestest blogging friend Nola
Today is a new day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, our new fruit tree's are growing and my babies are home.
We're kicking all the sickies to the curb. Throwing all the bad mojo out the window.
Come hell or high water, it's gonna be a good day!