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How yesterdays Vet appointment went with Murli

Murli on the washing machine

Yesterday, I was just so knocked out after that day, that I went to bed quite early. I was too tired to even try to write an update. I also got a really bad migraine in the late afternoon.

Murli is doing well now, she’s tired but you can see she’s feeling very comfortable and relaxed. No pain!

Yesterdays day began with me getting up early, and giving Murli her Thyroid medicine in a treat. That was all she was allowed to have. Of course she was hungry and meowing for food, as was Samantha… I tried to feed Samantha in the living room and closed the door, so Murli would not see it. But Samantha did not want to eat there, she wanted her food at the usual spot in the hall near the kitchen. Oh dear. Poor girls. Sonic had his dry food anyway and Murli does not go for it, so he was fine.

At 10:20am I put Murli into her carrier. Because it was looking like it would rain any minute, I decided we’d take the bus and tram. That carrier belongs to a buggy, sort of like a pram. It can be attached and detached easily. I use them because I just can’t carry anything even slightly heavy for long.

In case it would rain, I took my rain cape, which I can use to protect the carrier on the buggy. Murli and I left right after I put her in the carrier. We were lucky, as the bus got there right as we got to the bus stop. It wasn’t packed either and we didn’t have a problem with space.

Murli is always quiet in her carrier. No meow meow at all, even if she’s in it for a long time.

We arrived at the Vet at about 10:45am and it just started to rain after we got there. There was an emergency before us, but the wait wasn’t too long.

Once we got taken in, the Vet was having a good look at her teeth again, checked her breathing, heart and temperature. Then Murli got a tiny shave on her right front leg, right where the vein is. Then a needle was used for a venous catheter, and fixed onto her leg with adhesive strips. Murli tried to rip her leg away and grumbled… but it all worked out fine anyway. Blood was taken to check her Thyroid again to see how the status is now after taking the medication for a few months. Then a drip was put in place, and the anesthesia was slowly injected into that line. Murli was still grumbling, since her leg was still being held, which she does not like. I held her head and I could feel her muscles relaxing and then I was able to feel she wasn’t holding her head up herself anymore. She was asleep.

After that, I had to leave and the Vet brought her into the surgery room. It was nice that I was able to stay with her until she was asleep.

The weather had turned really nasty as I left, which was at about 12:15pm. It was raining and a cold wind was blowing. Ralph and I both went to have a rest soon after I got home. But about an hour and a half later, the Vet called to tell me that Murli is fine and that I can come to pick her up. It was 3pm when I arrived back at the Vet, and a migraine had just started.

The Vet brought me in to Murli. She was in a bigger cage, in a darkened, warm and quiet room. She was awake, but clearly not all there yet. The Vet Lady told me all about how it went and that a few teeth were already totally loose and one was really bad. So bad it had gotten into the bone. It was now clear which tooth caused her all that pain. It was amazing, as it was not really clear by just looking at it at first. Only as she took that already loose tooth out that the infection became visible.

Murli had already gotten some antibiotics on Monday and got some more yesterday. I also got some pain medicine for her for the next couple of days.

With that we made our way home again, and it had finally stopped raining again. We were lucky and had a tram right away.

Once home, I let Murli out and she ran around the whole apartment, checking EVERYTHING. She was not too dizzy, just slightly. I made it easy for her to jump onto her current favourite spot. The first thing she wanted was food, but that had to wait for a bit longer.

Murli had a bit of a sleep and I took my migraine medicine, because my head was almost exploding by the time we got home.

At about 7pm Murli finally got her food, even though she did not eat much.

Today in the morning, Murli was wide awake again and wanted her breakfast. I was amazed that she was able to eat much better now than before, even though quite a few teeth were missing now.

I gave her one of her pain tablets at midday, and she’s been doing really well. She’s purring a lot, and cuddly, and looks really happy. She’s a bit more tired than usual, but it’s obvious that she’s feeling well now.

Poor Murli must have really been in agony with that bad tooth. I know what that feels like. So it was really absolutely the necessary to have her teeth sorted out properly. Shes free of that horrible pain finally.

Murli was purring happily when I took those pictures

Thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments! We all wish you a nice rest of the day and hope you’re well. Lots of love and purrs ❀

35 thoughts on “How yesterdays Vet appointment went with Murli

    1. Thank you so much sweet furend and grandma! Murli is recovering well, just tired from the meds. We’re so glad it’s all good! Lots of pawkisses and purrs to all of you too! πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  1. Meow meow Murli yore a true-purr fore sure!! Just like mee ‘angel’ Aunty Nylablue was when shee had her 11benty (11) rotten teethiess out inn 2009. Shee tried to eat kibbell THE nite aftur surgery….shee onlee ate soft foods fore a few dayss butt shee leerned to eat libel toothless, mew mew mew….
    Mee an LadyMew are FURRY ree-leeved yore surgery went well an yore home with yore fursibss an yore Pawentss!!! Try an rest an take any meddycin like a good kitty an you bee all bettur inn no time flat!
    Miss Natascha yore a wudnerfull cat Mom!!! 444 pawss upss to you! Mee hopess that nasty mye-graine went away an you bettur today too.
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiesss}}} LadyMew

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    1. I’m writing today instead of Murli, because she’s really tired from the meds. Thank you lots lots lots dear BellaDharma and LadyMew! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• We are all soooo happy that everything went well and Murli is doing so much better!
      The Vet let me know she can only have soft foods, but thankfully Murli doesn’t like kibbles anyway. Poor Angel Nylablue! That must have been really pawful when she tried to eat kibbles right away😱

      Yes Murli girl is really great! She always takes her meds. She gets it hidden within a treat. So all she tastes is the treat!
      It’s obvious that she’s feeling a lot better. But the medicines make her tired, so she’s sleeping mostly. Though, sleeping is good for healing anyway.

      Thank you soooo much for your lovely comment!
      We all send our love and the kitties send paw kisses and purrs and head rubs to you and LadyMewπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Hugs, Natascha πŸ’•

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      1. Meow meow Miss Natascha pleese give Murli all our love an guud wishes fore a guud ree-covurry!!! Rest an nappin iss THE best thing fore her. Mee an LadyMew purrayed fore her last nite…SkyCat must have herd us!!!
        Pleese give Sonic an Samantha mee ree-gardss too!
        ***purrsss*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiesss}}} LadyMew

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    1. Yes, what a relief! I was finally able to sleep through the night again, instead of being awake all night due to being worried. Thank you, the migraine was gone after a while thanks to my medication.
      Sending lots of purrs and love! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜˜πŸ˜„

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  2. You were so right dearest Natascha in diagnosing Murli’s toothache and getting her to the vet asap. Almost a couple of days after dentistry Murli is a happy bunny …. cat. We all love you lots and lots πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. It’s such a relief to see her being so much better now. Poor girl, it must have been awful with that tooth. Thankfully we realised it quickly that something was wrong and that it was her teeth. All good now. Hope she wont have to go through it again in a couple years. She doesn’t have that many teeth left now anyway and I hope they will behave and not cause trouble for her.
      Thank you for your sweet comment! Hope you have a lovely weekend!
      Lots of love and hugs from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  3. So happy to hear that Murli is free of pain now, with her teeth. And your migraine I suffer from them too and I know how horrific it can be. It affects me for a day or two after as well. Take care. xxx

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    1. Aww thank you! It’s really wonderful to see how much better she’s feeling now.

      Yes, migraines are truly the worst… And I know what you mean, it’s the same for me. A bad migraine affects me for the next two days after.
      Lots of love and hugs from usπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Yes! We were so relieved!
      My migraine got better thanks to my meds. I was alright after an hour, but exhausted.
      All good now!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Love and hugs from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Yes, such a relief!
      It’s really bad when they become unwell. They truly are our babies! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ’•
      So happy Murli is doing fine now!
      Have a lovely weekend!
      Love and hugs from us all πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Yes! Thank you! The migraine was gone an hour after I took my medication for it. I take a triptan and a few ibuprofen together and it’s a life saver to me.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend!
      Lots of love and hugs from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you! I love them all too. So happy when they are happy and doing well 😊
      We wish you a wonderful weekend! Much love from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      1. Hello Natascha! Best Cat Mom Award!!! Love back, and have a fab week ahead! Jeep &Johnny send love! πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  4. Poor Murli! Not just painful teeth, but infections too. That can make a kitty feel bad all over. Thank God for vets and antibiotics! Natascha, I hope you are feeling better and that all of you have a peaceful weekend.πŸ’œ

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    1. Aww, she really was poorly… But thank God it’s all good now and everything went well! Our Vet Lady is really lovely and wonderful at her job. Murli is really doing so much better now. It’s obvious she’s much better. She’s really happy now, just tired from the medication.

      Yes, about an hour after I took my migraine medication, the migraine was gone thankfully. So thankful for those medications too!

      Thank you for your lovely comment. We hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
      Lots of love and hugs from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  5. Ralph-o, that Natasha is clearly one in a million, what a super hero she is. Murli doesn’t know how lucky she is.

    Darn migraines, they should be banished forever and ever.


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    1. She is awesome, isn’t she ? Yes, Murli is such a lucky pussycat.
      It`s not nice to see Natascha in pain. Stressful things like Murli’s toothache brings it on.
      Goodnight my friend ❀

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    2. Awww what a sweet comment! Thank you so much!
      I’m so glad to have Murli, as well as Samantha and Sonic! πŸ˜„ And my wonderful husband Ralph! I’d do anything and everything to keep them all happy and well! Love them all to bits!

      Yes, the migraines are stupid. Would be wonderful to have them banished for eternity. But at least I have medications to get rid of them within an hour. As long as I have those medications, I will be fine.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Lots of love and hugs from us all πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  6. Murli is a warrior. So are you, Natascha, for enduring all the trips to the vet and being the medicine lady for your poor patient.

    This is just for your info. I have found that the quickest way to get rid of a migraine (besides taking the medicine) is to get into a shower and let the water hit you in the face. Make it as hot as you can stand it for as long as you can stand it. You can feel the blood vessels dilating and it provides me with quick relief while any meds are taking effect.Sometimes I don’t even need meds, just the shower trick. Give it a try….nothing to lose.

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    1. Aww what a lovely comment! Thank you so much!
      Yes, poor Murli. It’s wonderful to see her being happy and well again. She really must have been in so much pain with that bad tooth.

      I understand the concept of what you mean. Some people do really well with hot water, and others like me with cold (ice cold) water.

      I basically do the same thing as you do, but with ice cold water. It helps the medication work better I feel. It’s also a relief for as long as the cold water runs over my head.

      When I was still a young child, I was able to get rid of a migraine with just the cold water sometimes. Back then I didn’t have those great medications I have now.

      Ever since my migraines got as bad as they are now, the meds are the only thing that gets rid of them. Without the meds, my migraine will last 3 days.

      Thank you so much for sharing how you deal with migraines.
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      Hugs!!! πŸ’•πŸ˜½πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜½πŸ™‹πŸ˜„

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  7. I’m so glad Murli is feeling better! Yeah, bad toofies are nasty. I actually haven’t had much dental work but I remember my sister, Constance, had to have all hers out. Afterwards, she was a hundred percent better! No more pain at all. Please give Murli a big hug from me. PURRS.

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    1. Aww you’re sweet! Thank you so much! Yes it’s making a big difference to have the bad teeth out.
      It’s so different from cat to cat. Some kitties like you are fine and have no problems at all, or at least nothing serious. Samantha for example has absolutely perfect teeth and she is 3 years older than Murli.

      Will definitely give your big hug to Murli!
      Have a pawsome weekend! Hugs from me and purrs from all 3 kitties 😽😽😽

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  8. Poor Murli! What a sweetie pie! Pain is no fun at all. Sounds like you’re a great cat mama! I am so glad you were able to stay with him until he was asleep. I’m sure that was very comforting ❀

    Always good to read about your kiddos. But I am praying that you feel much better now? Migraines are terrible 😦 Bless your heart!!

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