This morning, as I was leaving for work, I saw this sad, pitiful face watching me get in my car:
I felt so guilty leaving Molly today, knowing she was going to the vet for her procedure.
I left her in Greg’s hands with the strict instructions that he must relay everything to me word-for-word. What can I say? I’m a mom. I worry. I dote. These are my babies.
Off I went and an hour later, off they went.
She got home at 4:30 and I got home at 6:30.
She did good under anesthesia. The vet only had to pull 3 teeth (extractions indicated by ‘x’):
The canine tooth on the upper left that is between the two teeth that were extracted will likely have to come out by next year. It is in the process of dying but he didn’t pull it today as having opposing canine extractions would’ve increased Molly’s healing time by months. He said that the upper canines cause a lot of bleeding due to the fact that they are rooted near the sinus cavity.
He did a super deep cleaning on the cavities in the molars but did not extract them as they did not infiltrate the pulp and therefore are not causing her any pain.
When Molly woke up from the anesthesia, she threw up but they said it’s not uncommon for dogs to react that way. She hasn’t thrown up since and actually ate a can of wet food when she got home (1/2 right away and the other 1/2 a little bit later). Greg gave her another can for dinner.
When I got home, Greg told me that Macy was so concerned about Molly. She was trying to lick her mouth and was even licking her bandage from the cathether.
I took her into the bedroom to do the necessary motherly things (i.e., tell her how good she was, give her kisses/pets, and checked her from head to toe to make sure she was okay).
My sweet girl. She did so good.
Noodle and Macy were having a conniption the entire time we were in the room:
Noodle even tried “digging” his way in:
The cost of today’s procedure was $412.64.
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us raise the money we needed to get this done. With Molly’s medical care tended to, we can now officially adopt her. We plan on doing this December 18th when we take her for her monthly preventatives. She’s getting a permanent home for Christmas!