Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pearly Whites

Allegra is home. Claire did a thorough oral exam...found no tumors, masses, lumps, bumps. BUT, she did find a very inflamed (almost to the point of ulceration) epiglottis. What is that, you ask? The epiglottis is the little flap that keeps food from going into your trachea...thereby directing it to your esophagus. Claire couldn't find any reason for her to not be using her tongue...when she pulled on it, Allegra retracted it. All cranial nerves were good. Now, in addition to the Baytril that she is on for her pyelonephritis, she is also on Antirobe. Thankfully, she takes pills well.

AND, her teeth are the whitest they've been since she was a few years old. Collies are notorious for having bad teeth. I brush them all the time, but the tartar buildup was bad. Really bad.

So, I am relieved. We shall see what happens with her tongue once she's had some days on this new antibiotic. I am really hoping that this is the cause. Though, not really sure. At any rate, she had a dental and she's being treated for something I didn't know was there.

She was a very good girl at the clinic. Like, you know, I wasn't really worried about that. She is always a good girl.

Okay, that's it for today. Just wanted to let you all know that the little Princess made it through the day.

Thank you so very much for all the prayers, well-wishes, good thoughts, and everything else. I appreciate you all so much!


WoolenSails said...

It sounds like she is just sore with her problem and moving her tongue could cause pain in the lower muscles surrounding the area. Hopefully the antibiotic will do the trick and she will feel better soon.


moosecraft said...

When Allegra is feeling better enough to SMILE, we would sure love to see those pearly whites!!! :-) Give her big hugs from Jersey and I'll keep thinking of her!

kks said...

where is the picture?!!

Thistlebrooms said...

I'm so happy she's doing better...Antibiotic's usually do the trick...Keep us informed...

Joyous Autumn To You...

dexmangoldens said...

Glad she is ok. All of the prayers, thoughts and good wishes worked. Give her a hug for me.

jane augenstein said...

Oh, so glad to hear that Allegra is better! How scary when our fur babies are not feeling well!

How are things going with the new quilting machine??? Are you quilting up a storm!?

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Oh Happy Day!!! I'm hoping Allegra is back to her old self soon.
Pug hugs from Loocie & Marvin :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear she is okay. She better be in top shape for her aunt Joyce to come and see her soon!! I love the doggie blanket for Manley!!!!!!!

Nanci said...

I feed my dog a dental hygiene food from the vets and he is doing really well with the tooth thing.
He loves the food!

JoJo said...

Jacque, I'm sending prayers for your beautiful girl. I was shocked to get here today and see that Allegra was still having problems. My goodness, how does she ever get any food or water if she's not using her tongue??

Please let us know if the Antirobe does the trick for her. I'm praying.


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