Thursday, May 02, 2013

Purrs for Sammy

UPDATE 2:  Sammy ended up having 13 teeth pulled.  Time will tell if he needs more pulled or not.  H was given shots of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and pain medicine so I don't have to try to get any down him.  He has been home for just over 3 hours and just ate a little bit of wet food.   He is still feeling the affects of anesthesia.  He will go back in about 10 days to double check how his mouth is doing.  If I think he needs more pain meds the vet will get some for me to give to him.

UPDATE:  Sammys FIV+ status has caused stomatits to develop.  He had no major issues with his dental in February, but now it is bad enough that he will have teeth pulled and will be getting a steroid shot to help with the inflammation in the back of his mouth.  In a few weeks he may get another steroid shot, dependingon how his mouth is doing.

Thank you for the purrs and prayers.

Meowm here:

I don't remember exactly when it was, but Sammy started having trouble when he yawned.  I know he was having trouble before his dental in February.

Anyway, sometimes when he yawns he will let out a little scream and run away from where ever he is.  So something is hurting him when he yawns and he thinks it is in that place, hence his running.  And he stays spooked for a bit once he gets away.  The vet didn't notice anything unusual when she did his dental in February, so I let it go and watched him.  It kept happening when he would yawn, although not every time he yawned.  Then last night it happened while he was eating some wet food.

I can't let this go on anymore not knowing what is wrong.  So he went to the vet last night, and she will need to put him under anesthesia to get good x-rays of his mouth and jaws.  He wouldn't even open his mouth for her last night, and he tried to bite several times.  She wanted me to bring him back Friday, when she was in again, but I didn't want to try to put him in the carrier again so soon, because he hates it, so I left him there last night and he is getting looked at today.

Oh, he has also lost 11 ounces since his dental in February.

Needless to say I am concerned and stressed, hence the requests on the Blogosphere for purrs and prayers.

Thank you all for your support.

Meowm Rhonda


Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Sammy!
We're revving up the purr-o-rama for him, and paws crossed it's not anything serious.

May 01, 2013 9:50 PM  
Blogger Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending lots of purrs Sammy's way. I hope it is something that can easily be fixed.

May 01, 2013 11:28 PM  
Blogger Clooney said...

We are sending mega purrs in Sammy's direction for them to be able to help him and for all to clear up with ease.

May 02, 2013 12:03 AM  
Blogger Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're purring for Sammy. Hopefully the vet can find what's wrong and get him feeling better soon!

May 02, 2013 3:53 AM  
Blogger Barb and the Gs said...

Oh, dear. Prayers and purrs from me and the Gs. xoxo

May 02, 2013 4:35 AM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, poor Sammy. :-(

We're sending our most potent healing purrs, and are purraying that it will be something (a) easily diagnosed and (b) easily fixed!

May 02, 2013 5:45 AM  
Blogger Bellen said...

Good luck to Sammy. I hope all goes well and that it is something that is easily and quickly healed.

May 02, 2013 7:19 AM  
Blogger Everycat said...

Oh Sammy! We are sorry you have a jaw problem, we really hope that the vet can sort this out for you. A cat needs his jaws to be working perfectly for the biting of fuuds and mousies.

Love and rumbly purrs to you
Gerry Mungo & The Ape xx

May 02, 2013 8:17 AM  
Blogger Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Keeping Sammy in our thoughts and mom is sending haling energy to him. Our Chica did this a few times but it stopped - we did not check it out since she was so old and got stressed at the vets. I will be curious to see what is going on with Sammy.

cats of wildcat woods

May 02, 2013 8:20 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

lots of purrs for Sammy....we hope the report is ok

May 02, 2013 9:34 AM  
Blogger da tabbies o trout towne said...

sammy...purrs oh plentee long with de blessings oh St Francis two ewe...sorree dood this bee happenin, sorree ta yur mom two, we noe ya both iz like...soooper scared rite now....sendin hugs....

May 02, 2013 9:40 AM  
Blogger William said...

Poor boy! We hope this helps him.

May 02, 2013 10:03 AM  
Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring hard for Sammy. Poor guy.

May 02, 2013 10:36 AM  
Blogger Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending lots of purrs for Sammy and we hope his problems with eating and yawning can be dealt with quickly. Please let us know how he is when you know more. We both have had dental problems and Mum has had to be very firm with our vets and she ended up telling them what she wanted them to do. She wasn't exactly popular but we are OK now.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

May 02, 2013 11:23 AM  
Blogger The Lee County Clowder said...

Hang in there, Sammy. We're all sending you heavey purrrrrrrss and headbonks.

May 02, 2013 1:50 PM  
Blogger Ginger Jasper said...

Sammy you have my loudest purrs coming your way. I hope they help.. Hugs GJ x

May 02, 2013 3:25 PM  
Blogger Tillie and Georgia said...

Oh Sammy, we are sad you were not feeling well and now it is stomatitis
that is causing you pain. We purr the Vet can help you and that you do not have to loose all your teeth.
WE are sending you strong healing purrs!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

May 02, 2013 4:23 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

We are all sending our best purrs and prayers to you dear Sammy.

May 02, 2013 4:24 PM  
Blogger michico*Adan said...

Dear Dear Sammy,

We are purring and purring for you, wish you gets better and better~~~~
Poor baby, be strong, you can do it~~

Adan & Lego

May 02, 2013 6:50 PM  
Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Hi Sammy,

We're sending lots of big purrs from us to you to help you feel better soon!

Charlemagne, Tamar and your special friend, Mal

May 02, 2013 8:50 PM  
Blogger The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Dears!
Wes will be purring BIG TIME for Sammy!
PS wes will be sending yous comforting purrs and head bonks too!

May 02, 2013 9:40 PM  
Blogger Everycat said...

Oh Sammy, that's a lot of teef to come out, better out than in we say. We hope your mouth heals up well and you feel much better without all that horrid inflammation.

This is a good time to get your Mum to give you extra special noms like roast chicken and salmon.

Luff from Gerry & Mungo

May 03, 2013 2:11 AM  
Blogger Poppy Q said...

Hope you feel better soon Sammy.

Julie and Poppy Q

May 03, 2013 4:36 AM  
Blogger Bellen said...

Good Heavens, what a lot of teeth to lose. But if it helps him, they must come out, and cats do very well with few or no teeth, if they have a loving home, which Sammy has. I hope this solves his problem, and he won't suffer too much discomfort because of it.

May 03, 2013 7:43 AM  
Blogger da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...we bee bak...sorree bout yur teeth N we hope de vet gived em bak two ewe...put em under yur pillow when ya nap N when ewe wake up de teeths will haz turned them selves into looze cash...50's and 100's


mor blessings oh st francis headed yur way...hope everee haz de best week end possibull


May 03, 2013 8:10 AM  
Blogger Marilia said...

Dear Sammy!
I´m purring to you!!!!

May 03, 2013 12:21 PM  
OpenID said...

well I am late visiting cuz we can't follow your bloggy guys, but I try to come by...embarrassed pink ears...and I am so sorry Sammy has had to have his toofies removed, but maybe now his mouth will not cause him pain. Sending more healing purrrs, Savannah and Mom Linda

May 03, 2013 3:31 PM  
Blogger The Lee County Clowder said...

Thirteen teeth? YEEP! Well, Sammy, look on the bright side -- That V*T can't pull out 13 teeth too many times. (although, we're not sure that qualifies as a 'bright side', actually)


May 03, 2013 7:44 PM  
Blogger THE ZOO said...

We are glad hes back home.

Piper is FIV+ and had an ear hematoma and after that our vets wont do much for her anymore after it was fixed. 1 vet there will do somewhat but Piper died in surgery and was brought back and theyre too worried to have that happen again.

May 04, 2013 10:08 AM  
Blogger Cathy Keisha said...

How's Sammy doing? That stomatitis is a bad disease. Mario had that when he was first adopted. Sending healing purrz.

May 06, 2013 3:02 PM  
Blogger Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh Dear Sammy! ^..^ We see you need sum special purrayerz sent your way. We purray loudly & quickly to Ceiling Cat dat you feelz Better really soon and dat you haz no more problemz ^..^

We would also like to Fank All ov you fur stopping by wif purrz & headbuttz fur Penelope. Da mom really appreciated it ♥

Purrz & Kissez ~
Sunny, Gabriel, Larry, Lolly, Ana & mom Angel ♥xoxo♥

May 06, 2013 3:46 PM  

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