Saturday, February 11, 2017

Update On Simba

If you're wondering why I haven't posted in awhile, it is because of Simba. The vet had to pull six teeth. When we got him home, his jaws were swollen and he would not look at us, sitting in front of us with his back turned to us.

By the second day he was home, his face and neck swelled up badly, and he would not groom himself. He stayed on the ottoman and would not walk around. Here he is before the swelling got too bad.

The vet said to bring him in immediately.

Coincidentally, their big bulletin board was all about Dental Month.



Turned out Simba was really sick! They had to admit him and keep him there. The vet removed his stitches to get at the infection, and gave him i.v's. He is home now, and back to his old self, but he really had me worried!

Some tortures are physical
And some are mental,
But the one that is both
Is dental.
~Ogden Nash




17 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

Glad Simba got the right treatment; nice Ogden Nash poem which I appreciate cuz I was at the dentist today and had 2 stitches put in.

reana claire said...

Oh dear.. six teeth indeed sounds very painful... I had mine extracted recently due to some gum infection too.. hope he gets well fast..

Ann said...

Oh poor Simba. I hope he's feeling better now. That must have been very scary for you. Did they say why he was so sick? Did he get the infection when they pulled his teeth?
I'm not sure how long I had the cat I posted about today. I think it was maybe 5 or 6 years

Anni♥Hootin' Anni's said...

Oh my gosh!!! Poor Simba. I do feel a lot of relief that he is healing and 'getting back to his normal self'. Yes, I can understand your worry.

Please, for me, give him a gentle ear scratch and tell him he's loved by many.

From the Kitchen said...

Goodness! I'm so glad to hear Simba is getting better.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

I agree with Ogden, great quote and I am so sorry S had to go through all this and for you and Phil to. I am happy S is better now and I hope eating and grooming. since I was off a couple of days I did not know you were off to. I am back today...

LV said...

Glad all went well. Pets are just like children, if you have them you must take care of them. After we lost our last dog many years ago, I gave up having anymore pets. Too heartbreaking.

Lady Jane said...

Poor poor Simba. Our pets really give us fits sometimes. He will be right as rain in no time. Hugs, LJ

SweetMarie said...

oh my goodness...poor little thing. I know you must have been so worried for him. I'm so happy he's better now and hope he continues to heal. don't animals makes us feel helpless at times kind of like when our children were babies and can't tell us what they feel.
hugs to you and Simba. :)
Marie

Rose said...

Poor Simba! I am glad he is feeling better!

Tamago said...

Oh gosh, poor sweet Simba! I'm sorry he got so sick after the dental. Maybe having six teeth taken out was too much burden for him :-(
I'm glad he is home now, and he is back to his normal self. I hope he is feeling 100% fine...and hopefully he doesn't have to go back to the vet for a while. xoxo

Margaret Adamson said...

Poor Simba but I hope now he is on the mend

Tanya Breese said...

aw poor simba...you can really tell how bad he was feeling in the second photo...glad to hear he is feeling much, much better! hugs to mama!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh poor Simba! I'm glad he's feeling better now. That must've been so scary.

Nancy Chan said...

Poor Simba. He had a bad time and am glad to hear that he is now back to his old self.

Chris Scheuer said...

Aww so sad but I'm happy it had a good ending!

Carla from The River said...

Sweet Simba, I am happy he is doing better.
Pets are so very special to us.
Love, Carla