I had 2 wisdom teeth pulled this morning due to an abscess that developed a couple of weeks ago in the lower tooth. The top one had to go, too, just for balance, or some semblance thereof. I had lovely nitrous oxide while their broadcast played the Moonlight Sonata, which was perfect, but all that did not manage to dull the pain of the roof of the mouth novocaine shot when it came--I involuntarily eeped high, followed by a growl, but fell back into the nitrous oxide calm in a few minutes. The dental surgeon was nice and quick and I was surprised when he told me both teeth were out. Now I'm on antibiotics. It's been 4 hours and the novocaine isn't completely worn off, but I suspect I won't need the percoset they gave me. I am slightly head achy.

I am in particular solidarity with Tuxie because the poor baby had 2 teeth pulled on Monday and a dental cleaning, and he was given a shot of bupronephrine (narcotic) for pain and covenia (antibiotic), and I gave him onsinor anti-inflammatory pills for 3 days and he was in bad shape for those 3 days. I don't want him in pain, but I suspect he was over medicated and that may have been as bad as dealing with pain for him. He was restless, and probably didn't get a wink of sleep for at least a day, constipated and not eating well, and alternately head-butty affectionate and terrified hiding from me--I suspect fearing I would take him to the vet again. It was very sad-making. Since I don't seem to need the narcotic, I'm wondering if he would have been better off without it. I don't know if he would have had that reaction anyway to the drugs he was put out with for the procedure. He is thankfully all back to normal now. We're in it together, little boy!

I am now sitting comfortably on the sofa with Tuxie curled against my left side, and Moo with her head on my lap on the right side. For my reward I get this wonderful company, I will do nothing this afternoon but read my book--I'm in the middle of the second book in Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow duology: it's excellent--and, alternately nap when ready. It's sunny through the trees out my pretty window, but the world outside will have to carry on without me. As soon as I finish typing this, I get to have cake. I deserve cake for surviving those needles. If I feel up to it this evening, I will finish the eclipse post.

Awwww, Tuxie's little hot pink paw beans! And Moo's little fuzzy head! (-:
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From: [personal profile] lizcommotion

owww.glad kitties are taking good care of you!
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From: [personal profile] saraqael

You definitely deserve cake after all that.
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From: [personal profile] claudia603

awwww...kitty love!!! Glad people and kitties are feeling better and relaxed!

Helo had two teeth pulled this past summer, too. Pulled teeth people and kitties in solidarity! :)

My kitties have been super clingy and affectionate today! Very nice! :)
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From: [personal profile] lbilover

Poor you and poor Tuxi. I'm glad he's back to normal and I hope once the novocaine wears off that you won't be in too much pain. Enjoy the cake. You definitely deserve it! *hugs*
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From: [personal profile] febobe


I'm so sorry for you and poor Tuxie. D had a tooth extracted yesterday and though we filled the narcotic has opted to stick with the Rx ibuprofen only. I haven't pressed him b/c even after the mastectomy I used them seldom. I sort of hate them too. They make me get sick-headache-neckache-y. Have to lie down and can't do anything after a dose.

*gentle feel-better hugs for you and the kitties*
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From: [personal profile] hanarobi

Ouch! for both Tuxie and you. Poor things. There is something about having company when miserable, but I am not sure this is what the saying means!

Anyway, glad to hear that the ordeals are over and that you are both doing better!
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From: [personal profile] minoanmiss

Ouch. *hugs you gently and healingly*
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline

Awwww. Sorry about teeth (yours and kitty's) and glad for you of cuddles and cake!


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