Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs Brought to you by Itchmo: Essential news, humor and info for cats, dogs and pet owners.
September 15, 2019, 02:30:20 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Go To Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.


Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: Your prayers and good thoughts for Auri, please  (Read 3276 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
catbird
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9410


Never underestimate the power of crazy cat ladies!


WWW
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:55:20 AM »

My daughter's cat Auri is only 4 years old; she is a rescue kitty who was found as a pregnant stray at the estimated age of 8-9 months and turned in to the rescue agency. My daughter has had Auri since she was about 1 1/2 years old.  Auri is a very sweet, people-oriented, sensitive kitty. She acts and looks like she might be part Bengal.

A couple of weeks ago, Auri developed symptoms of mouth pain and was taken in for a vet exam. They noted some decayed teeth, possible abscess, and put her on clindamycin, scheduling dental surgery for today. My daughter was expecting that 3-5 teeth would be removed.

Poor Auri had to have 13 teeth removed this morning, including 3 of her 4 canines! They found multiple abscesses, many loose teeth, severe gingivitis, and periodontal disease with some teeth already missing. And Auri is only 4! All tests for anything that would cause a problem like this (FeLeuk, FIV, etc.) were again negative. The vet told my daughter that the only explanation is that Auri has some sort of genetic predisposition to dental disease, which may have been exacerbated by poor nutrition in kittenhood (was a stray and had a very young pregnancy.)

She will be on antibiotics for 3 more days, and it was already getting hard to give them to her because she was wise to it.  Cry

So any good thoughts you could spare for Auri and my daughter would be much appreciated. My daughter lives alone with Auri, and this is very sad and hard for her.  I especially hope that Auri will eat with all that sore mouth area.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2014, 04:00:15 PM by catbird » Logged

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer--Paula Poundstone
catmom5
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1524


« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 12:13:13 PM »

Oh no, catbird. I'm so sorry to hear this. Did they think it might be stomatitis? Hope she can get through all of this and feel so much better very soon. Tell your daughter we are thinking of her and sending healing prayers.

Logged
Meowli
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3005


Oscar


« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 12:17:47 PM »

Yow! 13! Poor little Auri! Sending prayers and good thoughts for Auri that the antibiotic works quickly and kitty feels better soon.
Logged
merrihart
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 4755



« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 01:50:38 PM »

Love and healing prayers from me & bisi!  I know exactly what your daughter is feeling.

Tell her that 15 mg ofCo-Q 10 twice a day and 1/2 zyrtec once a day really helped Bisi's mouth, and might help Auri as well.
Logged
JustMe
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 10517


My RB Angels Elvis, 1991-2010, and Twit, 2001-2010


« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 01:51:33 PM »

Oh my, poor baby!  Is Auri on any pain medication?  You would be surprised how they eat even with sore mouths.  Will probably feel more like eating tomorrow, I would imagine.  I think she broke a record with so many teeth out.  She may have beaten my Lilly, who has no trouble eating with most of her teeth gone.  Dry and wet!  {{hugs}} That's what my vet says, too..  Genetic. Was she tested for Bartonella?
Logged

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
Poem for Cats, author unknown

"A kitten in the animal kingdom is like a rosebud in a garden", author unknown
catbird
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9410


Never underestimate the power of crazy cat ladies!


WWW
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 02:57:42 PM »

Yes, I believe she was tested for Bartonella, and it was negative.

The vet says that some of the 13 were so loose that they were ready to fall out anyway, including one of the canines. I went with my daughter to pick Auri up at the vet, so that she wouldn't have to concentrate on rush-hour driving and her kitty at the same time. Auri got an injection of pain medication (I believe buprenorphine although I didn't see the paperwork; these vets know better than to use Metacam for cats.) right before she left, which the vet said would last til tomorrow, by which time most cats would not need any more pain medication for tooth extractions. They said she could call tomorrow if she felt that Auri was having pain, and they would order some oral buprenorphine. They want her to mix the antibiotic with Auri's food and see if she will take it that way so that she doesn't have to mess with her mouth.

Auri was quiet in the car, unlike any of my cats have ever been! She just kind of cowered in her carrier, looking up at us with big, sad, drugged-looking eyes. Of course, we got the usual instructions about not letting her jump up on anything while she is "under the influence", which is going to be interesting because this is a very athletic, active cat. Hopefully Auri will just go under the bed and sleep or something. She has got to be worn out.

Thanks for all your good vibes and keep them coming! My daughter says she will keep me updated on how Auri is doing. I know that once the initial pain and stress of the dental work is over, Auri is going to feel so much better with all those painful teeth gone.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2014, 09:52:52 AM by catbird » Logged

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer--Paula Poundstone
NedF
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3798



« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 04:07:20 PM »

Oh my Catbird! 14 teeth! Poor Auri!  Thunder had most of her teeth removed over the years but 14 all at once must be a little traumatic! I'm sure she will be feeling much better when her mouth heals. I hope her recovery goes smoothly and your daughter isn't too stressed about it.
Logged

"It seems that some creatures have the capacity to fill spaces you never knew were empty."  - Jean-Luc Picard
caylee
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2565


« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2014, 07:07:49 PM »

Sending hugs and kisses  Kiss to poor little Auri tonight. I wish her a speedy recovery.

Also sending hugs to you and your daughter.

Hugs
Logged
Mandycat
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5607


« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 10:45:42 PM »

Poor Auri!  I am so sorry that she had to have so many teeth removed.  However, it is very surprising how quickly they bounce back and manage to eat very well without them.  Mandy had ALL of her teeth removed at one time, recovered pretty quickly, and never had a problem eating afterwards.  Of course, she was much older than Auri, but they somehow do manage to adjust to fewer teeth or even no teeth.  I will keep her in my prayers that her recovery is quick and uncomplicated.
Logged
GKit
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1536


« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 11:07:02 PM »

Sending good thoughts for Auri for a quick recovery.   I imagine she will be happier without the painful teeth!  I have been told that not having their canines doesn't prevent some cats from continuing to catch mice in the least, so they do adapt quite well, it seems.
Logged
August
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6088



« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 01:33:47 AM »

So many tooth issues going on recently.  But 4 yrs old and all those teeth in such a bad state!  Poor little girl!  I hope the rest of the medication goes as smoothly as possible, and that she'll be feeling much better soon.
Logged

Larges born 5/07
Sunday born prob 5/09
Tinies born 3/10
BW
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2779



« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2014, 04:41:36 AM »

Oh my goodness, 13 teeth all at one time, poor little baby.   Well, if some of them were already loose, maybe it was not as horrific as it sounds, they might have come out very easily.   Still, so many at once.  I pray she recovers from this traumatic dental work soon, and that she feels much better soon.  Hopefully the Bup has eased the pain and she will feel more comfortable soon.  She should feel much better once she has healed and is able to eat again. hopefully soon.  Thank goodness for soft, mushy food in the cans.

Sending all my prayers for Auri and your daughter.
Logged
lesliek
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11116


Trooper,Remy & Fragile


« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2014, 04:53:56 AM »

Prayers and positive thoughts for Auri to feel better & eat soon ! Your poor daughter must be so worried .
Logged

"the world's most inept extortionist"
Spartycats
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 440


« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2014, 05:11:00 AM »

Poor little Auri!  You're poor daughter, Catbird!  I'm glad that Auri found herself with such a feline-loving family.  Sure hoping she will bounce back quickly, and feel better without the diseased teeth. 
Logged
catbird
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 9410


Never underestimate the power of crazy cat ladies!


WWW
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »

Itchmo good vibes are certainly working! Thank you all! I had a call from my daughter this AM, and Auri is doing really well so far, acting just like her normal self.

My daughter says Auri doesn't seem to be having any pain at all, is eating, drinking, playing normally. So far, the liquid antibiotic in the food is being accepted.  Apparently when washing her face, Auri seems to "notice" the stitches where the canines were removed and starts to try to rub them a little with her paw, but is easily distracted from that. The sites will be healed in a few days, so this is not going to be much of a problem. (They are the dissolving type of stitches like Bisi had.)

She is still trying to restrict Auri's activity for a few days more per vet instructions (this is a very vigorous cat who likes to have wild play sessions with my daughter several times per day), but Auri herself keeps asking for play, even hauling her favorite toys over to my daughter in her mouth like she always does.

Cats are amazing! I know that if I had 13 teeth removed, I would certainly not be bouncing around the next day!
Logged

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer--Paula Poundstone
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Copyright 2007 Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Sitemap