Location: Anna Texas
The veterinary dentist had a last minute opening this morning so Millie dropped what she was doing and took Dottie for her evaluation. They determined right away through radiographs and exam that Dottie needed emergency surgery to deal with the horrendous condition her mouth and jaw are in. They will go tooth by tooth in her mouth and either extract the rotten teeth or polish and clean if the tooth can be saved. She has an extremely rotten molar which the dentist referred to as a “jawbreaker” meaning that if that tooth is not removed right away and the infection goes any deeper that her jaw will break. There is still a chance that could happen during the extraction process so we will wait to hear how things go.
She is having all of the bi-lateral fistulas repaired and will have gingival flaps where needed and bone implant material to stabilize her jaw.
Dottie is just a tiny peanut of a girl at 8lbs and when she leaves the hospital this afternoon she will go home to be doted on by foster mom and dad Millie and Buzz who take exceptional are of our fosters.
Getting surgery this quickly with a specialist is just a miracle and we are thankful Dottie is getting the worst of this behind her.
All of her teeth have been removed, not a chance of saving even one of them with a mouth in her horrific condition.
She is in the care of foster mom Millie and she. has updated us on how she she is doing:
Miss Dottie would like to let everyone know her surgery went really well and she is doing great. Her first night with us was challenging because she was very disoriented and could not sleep.. Buzz and I were both up most of the night.. Friday she had her surgery and it went well and with the help of her medicine she was able to calm down and sleep a little more.. (only up about 3 times.. ) Last night she slept from 7:30 pm to 3:30 in the morning which was great. She is eating well and taking all her medicine.. (I finally got the hang of getting the dropper in a toothless mouth without it all running out😄). She is just a sweetheart. Super friendly and loving. The tails wags most of the time. The cone is not her favorite thing but I was told she had to keep it on and she’s getting used to it. Currently it’s outside for a walk about then back to bed to sleep then repeat through out the day. The Dental surgeon felt she might be older than 8. They were great by the way and even called me Saturday morning to check on Dottie.
I also think she is deaf. She does not respond to my voice or sound at all. I’ve been trying different things over the last couple days.. she does have ear infection so hopefully once that is better maybe things will change. She appears to be potty trained.. She’s vocal when she needs to go out and she’s only had one accident since I got her Thursday and that was on a pee pad. She is such a doll and so deserving of the second chance she’s been given.