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.
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.