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Jack Update 
19th-Apr-2011 09:33 pm
Magical Drama Queen Roxy!
We just got him back!

Summation: His teeth were for shit. He did not have a broken jaw! It's just that the abscess was so awful that it shifted one of his fangs to the point where he couldn't close his mouth because it wouldn't line up.

So he needed teeth pulled, poor kitty. But that is all he needed. They ran a bunch of tests, so we have fingers crossed that there's no underlying horrible thing.

But the cost was actually, miraculously, only ~$500. So we have this covered with the donations we already have. No auction necessary, and I'm taking down the PayPal button. I'll write WTD with the prompts I currently have, but won't be taking more for now. We actually have $546 in PayPal, but we can put the excess toward his followup appointment.

Knock wood that he doesn't have anything horribly wrong besides that. But they seem to think this could be all. I won't really relax until we have the test results, of course! But there is reason for cautious optimism.

Thank you all so much for helping out in all the ways you helped out. More updatery when we get test results back.

EDIT: He is sitting in my closet - his Safe Place - all whoa, I am so stoned right now.
Comments 
20th-Apr-2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Woohoo!
20th-Apr-2011 01:27 am (UTC)
That is such great news. Congratulations.
20th-Apr-2011 01:28 am (UTC)
OH HUZZAH!

This is the second cat I've heard of in the past couple of weeks that's needed emergency dental work, and it was just bad teeth.

Apparently, tooth removal has gotten cheaper/easier in the last 10 years *stares at the little grey cat who has no teeth at all behind her canines, and not all her incisors either*
20th-Apr-2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it be nice if they communicated that they were in pain before, y'know, needing the ER and tricking vets into thinking that they have a broken jaw? Cats, I tell you.
20th-Apr-2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Seriously. Need to have little communication boxes where they're trained to press buttons for things like, "Litter box is filthy, snap to it, monkey!" and, "Ow, fuck, ow."
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20th-Apr-2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Poor Kitty.

Our Siamese ended up looking positively vampiric after his tooth removal.
20th-Apr-2011 01:31 am (UTC)
So glad to hear that!! Here's hoping the test results don't show anything else funky and that Jack is feeling back to his normal self ASAP!
20th-Apr-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Awww, poor brave stoner kitty. I'm glad he's okay. :)
20th-Apr-2011 01:45 am (UTC)
That's great news! I'm glad he's alright.
20th-Apr-2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Yay! Hurray for things being way better than they could have been.
20th-Apr-2011 02:05 am (UTC)
I am glad Jack is feeling better and that this did not take a bigger chunk of the family wallet. I remember having a cat who needed teeth out. He was not a happy cat...
20th-Apr-2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Good news! I hope he's all better soon.
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20th-Apr-2011 02:59 am (UTC)
I know, right? Max was worse off than they'd thought, and that seems to be the way of things. I was actually momentarily speechless.

20th-Apr-2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Yay, yay, yay for Jack being home and A-OK.
20th-Apr-2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Aww, poor fuzzle. Glad to hear he is home & fingers crossed for everything else.
20th-Apr-2011 02:23 am (UTC) - Yay!
Very glad to hear that the Jack is home and ok.

Sending good thoughts for his ongoing recovery.
20th-Apr-2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh, so glad ^_^ Never mind the auction-related email I just sent, then! :p
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20th-Apr-2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Yayyyyyyy!
20th-Apr-2011 02:43 am (UTC)
Oh I am so glad for good news for once.
20th-Apr-2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Yay Jack!
20th-Apr-2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Yay! Was he sent home with kitty morphine? My Max was weirdly gregarious while on the stuff.

Sometimes kitties just have really bad teeth. If you catch it early enough, sometimes they can be treated with antibiotics. Unusually stinky breath = time for tooth checkup.
20th-Apr-2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Yep! He's not gregarious, he's just zoned out.
20th-Apr-2011 02:56 am (UTC)
I am glad that the news is better than you expected. Best wishes for Jack's speedy recovery.
20th-Apr-2011 03:09 am (UTC)
AWESOME.
20th-Apr-2011 03:21 am (UTC)
HOORAY FOR JACK!!!
20th-Apr-2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Yay!
20th-Apr-2011 03:30 am (UTC)
i approve of this icon :D
20th-Apr-2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh, yay!
20th-Apr-2011 10:21 am (UTC)
He is sitting in my closet - his Safe Place - all whoa, I am so stoned right now.

That's a beautiful ending to this episode :-)
20th-Apr-2011 10:41 am (UTC)
Hooray! I'm glad it's not as bad as it could have been, either financially or for Jack. Speedy healing thoughts to him!
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20th-Apr-2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
Wow. A vet bill that was a fraction of what you expected? Amazing.
This should certainly help his nasty Jack-breath.
Mess with the stoned Jack for me? I miss his adorable stupidness.
20th-Apr-2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
What wonderful news!!
20th-Apr-2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
I don't have time to read your zillion comments :) but I wanted to ask if the vet mentioned feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL). One of my cats has it and it requires that most of the teeth be pulled over time. The cat can live a full and high quality life, but feeding must be of the gooshy food variety. http://veterinarydentalcenter.com/catcase_1.htm

Basically, you just have to pay a lot more attention to kitty's teeth than normal and be prepared to spend money to get the affected teeth pulled. We keep an "Isis vet fund" saved up for when she needs extractions..
20th-Apr-2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank goodness it was teeth and not jaw! You can't pull out a jaw. Cats shouldn't have to be metal.

I wish kitties could be trained to use a Waterpik. (I realize this is where someone giggles and is all "you wish kitties could be trained? You naïve little thing!" but I am the size of a small house and I am somehow capable of wishes..)
20th-Apr-2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
That is good news indeed.
20th-Apr-2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad he is okay and it was not as bad as they thought!

I donated but did not yet submit a writing prompt because I was trying to think of one that would be awesome. Am I being too much of a pain in the ass if I submit one now?
21st-Apr-2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Glad to hear he's all right. Jet had an abscessed tooth so I know what that's like!
26th-Apr-2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Good news!
1st-May-2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Awww Jack! I am so glad. (Even tho I see it went up another $250.) I looked ahead to find a Paypal button.

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