Friday, January 17, 2014

Still Kicking

First off, let me say thank you for all your kind words and well-wishes.  That really means a lot to me!  
Twenty-frickin'-something years; that's how long I've gone without having to pay much attention to my chompers, and now, after all these years my problem is that my teeth are infected?!  What the hell is THAT all about?
     I stopped eating, I stopped drinking, I got dehydrated, I lost weight, and I practically strained my vocal chords because my damn teeth were infected!  Who'd have thought such a thing?  
     Sure, sure, I could have tried to tell them that my teeth were bothering me... if I could talk.
     I guess the visit to the vet wasn't as bad as it could've been, considering the results.  Probably the worst part was having to have my, um, butt manually cleaned out.  Yup, I was kind of backed up, and, well, I'm sure you know what happens there.
     So, all of this stuff was because my teeth have issues.  Well, at least most of it.  As for my odd behavior with the toilet, the windows, etc.- don't know what to say on that one.  Must be because of the teeth as well, since I haven't displayed such behavior since the weekend. 
      Mom and dad have been administering (how's that for a big word for so early in the morning! See, I'm feeling better) something called oral antibiotics, which I'm getting better at tolerating.  At first I wanted to gouge the sonofabitch's eyes out for sticking that syringe in my damn mouth, but I know dad does it for my own good.
     As for the toothpaste, I'm fighting the urge to pierce the skin on dad's hand.  I'm trying, I really am, but I absolutely hate things being stuck in my mouth (unless it's something tasty, of course).
    Other than a previously-noted heart murmur and possible kidney concerns (which aren't out of the ordinary for a guy who's pushed his existence as far as I have) I'd say I'm pretty much back to my ornery, mellow, demanding, cuddly, spoiled, sleepy, unique self (I only wrote half of this last part).  
     Again, thank you all so much for your prayers and kind words.   


Eastside Cats said...

Yay, Orbit! Keep kickin', my friend!

William said...

Teeth, for all their usefulness, can certainly make things difficult for us, can't they. I'm glad to hear you're on the mend, even if you have to endure that crappy liquid swill.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

DOOD !!!!! total lee rockin awesum ya iz doin good....sorree bout de buttz issue N sorree bout yur teethz....glad they dinna take em frum ewe tho...friend oh R's had three oh hiz ree moved...he took em home N sticked em under de pillow eggspectin looze 50's & 100's in de mornin.....nada....him was robbed !!! keep on bein ewe nique N hope ewe haza grate week oh end N stayz outta trubull...KNOT !!!

Tamago said...

Glad the vet could figure out what was going on. (It's frustrating not to be able to know what's wrong.) I hope the antibiotics work well and your teeth will be infection-free. Have a great weekend xoxo

Kitties Blue said...

That is all so super serious. When teeth and gums get infected, it can spread through your whole body! Be a good kitty and take your antibiotics so you can get well very soon. We'll be purring and praying for you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Sparkle said...

That is GREAT news, Orbit! I was very concerned about you!

Katnip Lounge said...

Apparently your teeth feel good enough for you to chomp your Dad...that's good...we think.

Paws crossed you are over the hump!

Georgia and Julie said...

Sorry to hear about the problems,
but happy to hear there is still
lots of fight left in ya!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Ann Boyajian said...

Glad the V-E-T found out about your Teeth! Mom is taking Skootch to the vet Monday, because his breath is REALLY STINKY - she thinks it might be his teeth. He's not as old as you, but he is an eldercat.

Tina T-P said...

Wow! Sorry to hear you had to go to the V.E.T., but glad to hear that they got you all fixed up. Here's hoping for a continued recovery! T.

Clooney said...

So glad that they found out what was going on and now you will start to feel better, more purrs and prayers coming your way. Have a good weekend!

Eileen said...

Sorry to hear about your toof problems, we is glad the v e t was able to figure it out.

Yuck on the bum thing...we donts like having our bums touched, ever!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku