Pinga had her surgery on Thursday and she is recovering nicely. She was understandably upset when we brought her home… they took out 7 of her teeth, she was still a bit groggy, and because her mouth was so inflamed they couldn’t even suture her up so her mouth was bleeding a little and she was drooling. When we got home I put her up in her normal spot but she immediately jumped down and ran into our closet… so that is where I left her and we added food, water and a litter box for her and we shut the door so no one else could bother her. She didn’t even want to see Ocean yet, and she adores Ocean, and for the first few hours she was home she even grumbled at Joe and I.
After awhile she did eat some soft food and I gave her some whole milk which she loves (no it doesn’t make her ill!) and she let me pet her while she purred and snuggled in a pile of Joe’s socks. We kept her alone for about 24 hours to relax and get used to her mouth and then this evening after work I put Ocean in the room with her for a bit to keep her company. I think they were happy to see each other and they ate supper together and Pinga walked around a bit with Ocean. Her mouth is still pretty swollen but she seems to be feeling a little bit better so before bed tonight I opened the door and let Ocean out and Pinga came home for a little bit too to sit on her normal perch but she eventually ended up heading back to the closet for the night.
She looks kinda crazed in this picture because her eyes reflected my camera light but she really isn’t…she is becoming much more comfortable and she is being snuggly and I think she will recover well! She is sitting behind my socks in a protected corner with more wet food and milk. What more could a kitty ask for? (Besides all of her teeth and for her immune system to not attack her own mouth of course)