#94 - The Recovery
As you can see, James Dean is still a bit groggy from his dental extraction yesterday. He went in at 7 a.m. and was already finished and waking up around 11 a.m. He ended up needed 4 teeth out, rather than 2, because two of his smaller teeth were a bit decayed, so the vet decided it best to remove them, as well. The cause of JD's two large back teeth needing extraction was that he managed to get something wedged between the two teeth that caused them to get infected and to decay. The vet says it looks as though he may have gotten hold of a rock or another hard item, chewed it, and gotten it wedged up there. Poor thing!
He is still tired today, but surprisingly quite alert at times. He did have an appetite last night when he came home, and even tried to steal pizza crust from his aunt! As badly as he wanted the crust, we made sure that he only had some soft scrambled eggs and quinoa so that he wouldn't hurt the open sore spots in his mouth.
Ringo missed his buddy and immediately went to him once we arrived home. He shook his little bum and tail to say "welcome home" and stayed close by JD's side for the night.
JD will be taking it easy today by enjoying long naps and a small bowl of vanilla ice cream to ease the pain. Thank you all for your love and support! I am sure that JD will feel better that much more quickly with the help of your warm thoughts. What would we do without all of you?
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