Good morning, friends.
Molly never did get her surgery yesterday because they ran out of time. She did get her jaw numbed and sub…subcute….subcutaneous! pain medicine. Subcutaneous…that’s a big word. Mom taught me it yesterday but she had to help me spell it today.
Anywho. Molly just got dropped off for surgery.
The plan is to remove 2 canine teeth: the one that broke (bottom left) and the one from last time that they said was dying and would need to be removed in 6 months to a year (top left). The vet didn’t remove it last time because he said that removing it along with the lower right canine would increased healing time by up to 4 months?! We’re not sure about that but he’s the professional.
Mom and Dad also asked them to look VERY carefully at the top right canine that would be the sole remaining canine. If it look at all suspicious, they want it removed because surgery every few months is NOT an option. The tech said they would review the x-rays they took last time to double-check and Mom said that the last x-rays indicated the tooth that broke was good tooth so they shouldn’t rely on them.
As awful as it all sounds, Molly with no canines sounds nice. She wouldn’t be nearly as dangerous. Is that a terrible thought? Well, when you weight 22 lbs and have been pinned down by her, it’s not!
I’m not scared of her though. As a matter of fact, we both played this morning AND napped in the recliner with Mom who is home sick. I got tired of Molly calling dibs on Mom’s lap everyday so I just jumped right up there with them. She didn’t growl so Mom let me stay.
I’ll be back later after Molly gets home (around 4:00 EST) with an update!