Izzy kitty who's 10 1/2 on the way to the vets this AM in order to have a tooth out.
When they took her because of COURSE Due to COVID you can't go in with your precious pet, she looked so upset.
They had asked a lot of questions "just in case." They did some test I think it was a scan, can't remember, but it showed her heart is enlarged. SIGH SIGH SIGH!! See why I HATE doing anything other than shots and a basic "routine" checkup? Every time they seem to find things wrong with our pets.
They wanted to do an ECHO which they can't do there, I'd of had to delay the surgery, taken to some other place for another 400 to 600. So I asked "What will this really tell us? I don't want surgery on her heart (Explained how the surgery I had on Wincey 9 years ago STILL HAUNTS ME!) they agreed other than information it'd not do much for her. So I asked that we bypass that. They were wondering if her thyroid wasn't working right, well at 10 1/2 that can happen easily enough and with meds kitty cats can live for years, so yes please do that.
Later they called to say that her thyroid is fine, but they were concerned about the anesthesia gave me 3 options. We settled on the one that should work okay for her, but not put her at risk. Later on they called me to say that her BP had dropped low after the surgery, but she was going to be okay. I went to pick her up at 6 PM and they brought her out at 6:15.
Izzy was NOT A HAPPY KITTY!! NOT IN THE LEAST!! She was HISSING, but was still coming out of the anesthesia
She's been a little bit better tonight, it'll be an unhappy next few days for her. I do have pain meds for her, and it shows she's NOT herself because I have 2 unscratched, whole hands and arms after the 1st dose. Actually she's pretty good about taking meds, as long as I do not pick her up to give them to her, but instead just pat her, lift her head, and put it in (if you are at ALL Scared etc, worried they KNOW! You HAVE to just do it,, it's for their good and yours). She's been mostly in the bedroom. Hasn't been in my lap tonight, I get it I am not a social butterfly either after surgery. I've been so many (25).
She's on soft food for 2 to 5 days. POOR KITTY CAT but the tooth was removed. As put in the other blog it was NOT cheap!! YO over 750 for a CAT FRONT TOOTH, but she repays me in so many purrs.
With the enlarged heart, we agreed to let Izzy live out her natural life. It's only slightly enlarged and so I am HOPING I'll have years left with her. Animals though unlike most humans don't live a long life. Izzy has most certainly had a VERY SPOILED Kitty life as she should have.
I wish I didn't know this, and yet slightly glad I do. I'll continue to SPOIL her A LOT. She's such a good kitty. I don't think with Izzy other than wanting now and then to run out the door do I have to say "no Izzy" in a very gentle voice. Her paws are rather short, so she's not a jumper, which is so strange after Wincey. When I had Wincey I lived on the 6th floor (Top floor) and had come home, NO WINCEY!! I looked and LOOKED!! BUT NO WINCEY!!! I played with her treat bag, and heard a BANG!! There she was in the kitchen suddenly. Well it took a few more times to realize that little stinker had found a hole where the cupboards met and the TWIT was going UP Into the ceiling and just under the area of the roof!! I told my neighbor she said HER CAT WAS doing the SAME!! We figured it was a PLAY DATE!!! Nonetheless we both had that area closed up. Ewww dusty and WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE!! Wincey WAS QUITE the jumper.
Izzy is so sweet. SPOIL not only your pets, but people around you. We never know when it'll be the last things we've said, done for them.
My heart is hopeful and broken at the same time.
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