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« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2019, 02:39:45 PM »

Mabel is home from the hospital now and is doing well.  

Her report says: “Mabel had resorptive lesions on her upper left carnassial tooth 208, upper left second incisor 202, and lower right canine 404.  Her upper left first incisor 201 had no visible crown but had a visible root remnant.  In addition her upper right molar 209 had mobility, calculus and gingivitis.  Tooth numbers 208, 209, 202, and the root of 201 were extracted.  Her lower right canine 404 had extensive bony resorption of the root which could not be extracted.  Instead the tooth’s crown was amputated, and the remaining tooth material was ground down.  The gingiva surrounding each tooth was sutured closed using absorbable suture material.”

This sounds like it was causing her a lot if pain, and it’s no wonder that she was dropping food and eating less. I had no idea of the extent of things, and feel really bad about it.   I’m so glad that we did the dental procedure today.

The staff at the university hospital were absolutely wonderful and cared for Mabel as if she were their own.  They called me with updates several times last evening and throughout the day today and really took excellent care of Mabel.
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« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2019, 03:23:58 PM »

 I am glad Mabel is home and doing well.  I hope she has an uncomplicated recovery from that dental surgery.  Her mouth is going to be sore for a few days, but hopefully she will not have any more pain from bad teeth in the immediate future.  Sounds like the university hospital  has a very good and caring staff.

I am happy to hear that the university does have the ability to do the thyroid scintigraphy scan.  Yes, it will be helpful in determining the dose of I131, but, more importantly, it will confirm or rule out the actual diagnosis of hyper-t since they will be able to visualize the thyroid adenoma on the scan if she is hyper-t.  It is the most definitive way of to confirm the diagnosis of early hyper-t.  If confirmed, it will still be important to carefully calculate the dose of I131 so as not to overdose and cause hypo-t.  An appropriately low dose is very important in these early cases. 
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« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2019, 04:48:06 PM »

Aww, poor Mable!  That does sound painful so I'm really glad all those bad teeth are out.  Good thoughts for you, too, Rich!  Dentals are so stressful for the parents, too!   Kiss
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« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »

Yes it certainly was pretty stressful for this parent  Smiley  Speaking of stress, they gave me gabapentin to give to her the night before and morning of the follow up visit with dental and internal medicine.  That should help with her stress.  Smiley  I’m very curious to see how it works.  
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« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2019, 09:13:37 PM »

Wishing Mabel a quick recovery.
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« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2019, 01:59:11 AM »

Thank you. 
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« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2019, 06:51:42 PM »

Glad Mabel is home and recovering!
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« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2019, 09:02:44 PM »

Glad Mabel is doing well after having so many teeth removed. I bet she feels much better now. How is she doing?
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« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2019, 04:39:43 AM »

Mabel is doing okay but at this time can only tolerate small frequent feedings- about a tablespoon at a time every couple of hours.  Sometimes if I present the food during a nap she will eat more. At other times she nibbles and walks away and I have to crawl around on the carpet behind her and just keep putting the dish back down in front of her.  Making slurries was somewhat helpful early on but is not necessary now.  I don’t think all of this a problem necessarily, but just where she is at in the healing process.  She is at risk for further weight loss so I am trying my best to make sure that I somehow get a whole can of wet food plus white meat chicken snacks into her each day.  In other regards she seems okay and is back to laying in all of her favorite spots, playing, interacting with me, etc. 
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« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2019, 05:44:55 AM »

Try pureeing thewet food with a jar of baby foodmeat. It makes it a fluffy whipped consistency that they liketo lick .
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« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2019, 07:01:06 AM »

Hi lesliek thanks for the suggestion. I just tried using one of those small Hamilton beach personal size blenders with the one button and it didn’t do a great job.  Everything stuck to the container.  The vitamix is too big.  What kind of machine are you using?  Perhaps I can get amazon same day delivery of something best suited for this purpose.  The hand held blenders look like they might work.  No glass jar to stick to.
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« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2019, 05:51:07 PM »

One weird thing for my cats has always been that they are willing to eat straight from the can, but not if you put exact same food on a dish. Maybe you can try that approach, just make sure edges are not too sharp. Normally I open the can, test the edges, fluff it up with a fork and offer to her, she ends up eating quite a bit more than from a bowl or plate.
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« Reply #72 on: May 07, 2019, 02:56:50 AM »

Last night she ate all of the white meat chicken and almost all of the canned I left out overnight.  I awoke this morning to an empty bowl and a mostly cleaned plate.  This a big improvement. 
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« Reply #73 on: May 07, 2019, 05:30:48 PM »

I use my cuisinart stick blender in a tall measuring cup . Works great & the bottom comes off & goes in the toprack of the dw !
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« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2019, 06:06:34 PM »

Good news she ate all her food!
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