Thursday, June 18, 2009

Post-Op...I survived!

CoCo Puff here...I'm a little dazed and confused! Today was the day...I had my Dental Surgery. It was painful! I woke up at my usual time this morning and Susie and Duke were given breakfast, but I wasn't. I was not allowed any food before surgery. I was not too pleased with that...those of you who knows me, knows that I live to "eat."

Daddy washed my face, combed my fur and spritz some Juicy Critture Doggy Pawfume on me and then took me to the Vet at 9am. At arrival, all the Vet Techs and nurses loved on me. They said I was the cutest dog, and smelled soooo good!

After the Vet exam, it was confirmed, I had to get the bad molar extracted. Not only that, the Vet also found two other bad teeth, so I had them removed too. It was a far back, top molar that is useless, and a lower M1 molar on the same side of the initial P4 molar. In total, I lost 3 teeth...O-U-C-H!!! While under the anesthesia, the Vet also gave me a deep dental cleaning, so I should be okay in the teeth department for a while!

Mama came and picked me up at 4:30 pm. I was so happy to see her! I walked out of the Vet's back office tail wagging! The nurse gave Mama some Pain Meds, Antibiotics, a bag of Dental Care Rawhides for me. And of course, my extracted teeth too. Mama was SUPER happy to see that I was happy and okay! $325 dollars later, we arrived home. I was super hungry when I got home. All I wanted was food. The Vet had prescribed soft kibbles or wet food. YUM! I was only given 1/4 of my regular portion, just in case the anesthesia caused an upset stomach. As you can see in the pictures, I was very glassy eyed due to all the drugs.I will be on meds for the next week, so I will keep you all posted. Until then, THANK YOU to all my blog buddies for wishing me well!

Hugs and Drool,
CoCo Puff

Pee ess, DO NOT scroll down if you are squeamish. Below you will find pictures of my teeth! In total I lost 3 teeth. It looks like more because they are broken into pieces.
Oh ya, and another thing....this was not my ideal way of going on a DIET, but it will have to benefit my waistline somehow!


Aniemother said...

I'm glad you're okay and that your bad toofies are out. Mom has one of them glasses with my baby teeth that refused to leave. I also have had teeth surgery, but those teeth were yucky and nothing to save.


Abby said...

Hi, CoCo...

I bet you are glad that is over...

Now, your Mom & Dad will pay extra attention to you to make sure you are OK & comfy...

Make the most of it...

Abby xxxooo

Bijou said...

Hi Coco,

I'm sorry you lost some teeth. That broken molar had to hurt! Enjoy the wet food. Yum-um!

Wags & wiggles,

Mr. Puggle said...

So glad it went okay. $325 sounds great. I was thinking it would be over a grand. Get well soon!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi CoCo!
I am so happy to hear you are all done surgery and got the bad teeth out. I hope you are resting comfortably now and will be feeling like your regular self very soon!!

Bruschi said...

Oh Coco! Phew, at least the worst is over! I am so sorry you had to have THREE teethers removed! I am sure in no time, you won't even notice they are missing. Much like when I had my manhood removed......BOL!

Enjoy your mushy food in the meantime!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Ariel said...

Hi CoCo,
So glad that it is all over. Enjoy the extra attention. Feel better!
Licks & Wags, Ariel <3

Rachel said...

aw, coco puff, we're so glad you feel better and got yummy soft food!

Lorenza said...

Hi, CoCo!
I am so happy that everything went well but... 3 teeth??? I hope you are not in pain!
You are right... that is not the best way for a diet!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad you came through okay, Coco and you're home! I had a toofie out in late December and I got the same orders you did - soft food and antibiotics! Don't get too used to the soft food! It's kinda nice for a change!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Preston the Puggle said...

Hi Coco, glad to know that the bad teeth are out and you are doing well. (but 3 teeth!! ouch! You are very brave)
I hope you are back to your normal diet soon.


Pedro said...


I'm so glad your dental ordeal is over! I've never had my teeth deeply cleaned - do you have nice fresh breath now? Enjoy your wet food diet! I sneak the cats' wet food whenever I can. Delicious!