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Arghh! Fatty's jaw out again

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Toddlerteaplease Sun 07-May-17 21:43:06

Got home from a 12.5 hour shift and the jaw out. No idea how she's done it again. Despite keeping an eye on the spy camera. The specialist will see her tomorrow. Meanwhile she's at the local vet hospital having methadone to keep her comfortable because the orthopaedic surgeon wants to see her with it dislocated if possible. The vet is under strict instructions that she is to put it back in if she's in any pain at all. She wasn't happy but I still has to chase her round the house to get her in her basket. Hopefully we can get some answers this time.

Wolfiefan Sun 07-May-17 21:44:43

Oh no. Not again. Really hoping you get some answers. Poor puss.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 07-May-17 21:46:28

Completely irrelevant but I absolutely love that black patch on her hard palate.

cozietoesie Sun 07-May-17 22:01:41

Poor lass. It sounds as though she's prone to it now. sad

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 07-May-17 22:02:44

Oh ffs, I hope their going to sort her out this time.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 07-May-17 22:11:13

Hope so. My nerves won't stand it. Weird that there is a gap of several weeks between incidents. Was going to take her for her jabs tomorrow and the groomer is coming Wednesday. She was just trying to avoid them!

cozietoesie Sun 07-May-17 22:12:42

Hopefully, you'll get advice from the orthopaedic surgeon.

RubbishMantra Sun 07-May-17 22:54:35

Oh no Toddler! Poor FattyCat, and you.

Thank goodness your floofers found a proper home with you. I wonder if the breeder got rid of her because of her dislocating jaw?

Toddlerteaplease Sun 07-May-17 23:19:43

I don't think so. She was part of s group of six that she probably couldn't make any more money out of by breeding them any more. I've had them both 20 months and they were in rescue for 3 months before that and there were no problems with her so it's a new thing.

cozietoesie Sun 07-May-17 23:26:16

Let us know what the orthopaedic specialist says?

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 08-May-17 01:20:24

Oh no, not again! Hope you get some answers this time.

ElizaDontlittle Mon 08-May-17 09:41:01

Oh no! Poor her - and poor you, getting home from such a long shift I bet what you really need is food and sleep not some kind of cat chase and a trip to the vets. Hope you get a plan now for this not happening again.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 08-May-17 09:49:55

Yes. She always picks a bad time. Last time I had to cancel a weekend away. She's dosed up on methadone and much happier although she can't close her mouth. Am very relived as felt guilty for not just getting it fixed last night but I now know that I've made the correct decision.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 08-May-17 09:53:28

Oh bless her sad. Poor Fatty. And you flowers.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 08-May-17 11:18:02

The surgeon is going to CT scan her again. And thinks the most like cause Is that she's opening her mouth to wide (her mouth is like the Mersy tunnel when she Yawns. Looks like her head will fall off) and it's getting caught on the bone underneath her eye, the zygoma. Usually they'd put a frame on to stablise the joint but not possible in her case as she has such a gorgeous smooshy face. May be possible to shave some of the bone instead. I'm happy with that if he thinks it's best. This can't keep happening. I also checked that there is actually a brain in her head and apparently there is!

cozietoesie Mon 08-May-17 11:35:26

....I also checked that there is actually a brain in her head and apparently there is!....


Toddlerteaplease Mon 08-May-17 11:43:52

Cozie. I have always had my doubts although she is the more intelligent of the pair!

cozietoesie Mon 08-May-17 11:57:20

I'm still laughing here. smile I hope the specialist can see a way to help, though.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 08-May-17 13:29:24

Oh bless her (and you), I hope they can help her with something permanent.

Toddlerteaplease Mon 08-May-17 14:45:59

So her jaw is impinging on her zygoma. The options are to stretch it further to unlock it when it does it again or to shave a bit of the bone off. I have decided that prevention is better than cure and to shave a bit of the bone off. So it's going to be done on Thursday. I hope I'm making the right decision for her. But it's not fair for it to keep happening and if I can't reduce it, repeated GA's are not good.

cozietoesie Mon 08-May-17 14:50:34

Achhh. Good luck to the lass.

cozietoesie Mon 08-May-17 14:53:05

Did he give you a prognosis at all?

Toddlerteaplease Mon 08-May-17 15:06:39

As long as they take enough bone of it should stop it. Off not they can always take a bit more at a later date. I really hope this is the right thing to do. Logically it makes sense to me.

cozietoesie Mon 08-May-17 15:38:29

Well you can't exactly tell her not to yawn! smile

ElizaDontlittle Mon 08-May-17 15:55:41

Not and expect her to pay attention smile

Sounds a really sensible decision - if it needs a GA to reduce then something has to be done to try and stop it happening. Still doesn't quite help with the 'why now?' question but sometimes we never get to work that out. Can she come home in the meantime? I'd love to see a cat's CT weirdo glad she is the possessor of more than one brain cell!

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