1.15.2011

#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?

x's & o's

8 comments:

PugFanatic said...

He's such a handsome pug! Glad to hear that he's doing better, and hopefully he can get back to posing and looking amazing in those fun little hats! : )

Wilma said...

I am so relieved to hear that JD's procedure went well. Please give him 2 kisses from me and Britte and a knuckle/paw bump from Sluggo.

LisaW said...

Oh I hate putting our pugs under. My Mochi had her's done, same thing, 4 instead of 2. She has a little Jack- o -latern smile now! lol Pugs have such small mouths & lots of little "rice grain" crooked teeth. Vet told me they have to gets lots of teeth pulled during their life time. : ( I get their teeth anesthetic free cleaned every other month to try to avoid it as much as possible.) So glad he's doing ok!

Amanda said...

What a sweet pea. I hope he gets back up and running soon!!! I hate putting my Pug in the vet! She hates it more though! Giving JD some slops and kisses from me and my girl Chloe!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

So happy to hear he is doing good and trying to steal pizza crust ;)


Hugs to you both!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

we are so very happy that JD did so well and is recovering. i know he must be enjoying the ice cream and scrambly eggs.
we send him lots of healing bubbles and love to get better soon.
thank you for letting us know
love
tweedles

Hank said...

Way tuh hang in there, bud.

Nice ya got a brother who's lookin' out fer ya. Wish I had a brother.

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Hi JD! Us puggums will come over to your house if we ever have to see the dentists (agains)! Ice'ceems...nommy, nom, noms!
Wesa so glad that yousa is on the mend and it is super nice to have a sibling like Ringo to cuddle with and keep you warm and safe when you get done with those procedures and a mama to spoil you with luvs and attentiums.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi