It’s that time of year again. When Murphy and Jonesy get their annual check up. Since they’re NINE this year (what???) I decided to get a baseline senior blood panel done. All is well — with their blood work, at least.
Jonesy has a rotten tooth. 😦 I am horrified at how rotten it is, given he was seen a year ago! It’s half black, loose, and has to come out. Fortunately, we can use the bloodwork I already ordered as his “pre-surgery” bloodwork. Unfortunately, it shows he has an elevated white count. Probably the beginnings of an infection from the rotten tooth. 😦 I have to start him on antibiotics three days before surgery. Then he’ll get them afterwards as well. We’re all hoping it’s an easy extraction.
I’m so glad we discovered it; the last couple of days it’s clearly been bothering him and I would have been completely freaked out at his symptoms if I didn’t know about the tooth. As it is, I feel terrible he has to put up with it for a couple more days. He’s booked for later this week. The same day as the girls are booked for their spay. At a different clinic, of course. That’s going to be quite the day. :-s