Monday, June 22, 2015

Minus one BUMP and Five TEETH

As some of you may or may not know, I had SURGERY on Saturday to remove a large bump from the inside of my fold. It didn't look especially scary, but it was growing fast and bothering me - so my Mommys both agreed it was best to get it taken care of A.S.A.P.

Mommy #2 first took me to the VET a couple of weeks ago to have the bump looked at. The dogter put me on antibiotics for a week to see of maybe it was an infection. Well, that decidedly didn't work. The above picture was after a full week of pills and antibiotic salve treatments. So back to the vet we went. This time the dogter suggested surgery as an option - although continued topical treatment was still an option as well.

My Mommys are very very careful with my health. They LEFT the previous vet office when the dogter seemed to not know too much about PUGS. And I didn't like the dogter too much which lessened Mommy #1 and #2's confidence in that office. So when they found this vet - JUST down the street in the OTHER direction - they knew what to look for in a dogter. When they walked into the office, they saw plastered all over the walls and shelves . . . PUGS! Portraits, stuffies, books, and so on. And when Mommy #2 asked if they treated PUGS, the receptionist said OF COURSE! We have several pugs as regulars!

When I finally saw the dogter (there are two, father and son, and I have seen them both) I really LIKED HIM A LOT!

Fast forward to Saturday. Mommy dropped me off at 9 am. She was a little nervous - as was I. While I was under, the dogter called to report I was doing well, the bump was removed and would they like a dental since I was already under. So Mommy said yes as I was overdue. Sadly, I lost 5 front teeth during the cleaning. They were not in good shape and I totally blame ME! I would NEVER let Mommy brush those teeths no matter how hard she tried. The rest of my teeth, luckily, are in good shape.

They called Mommy about 2 pm to come and get me!!! I was sooooooooo groggy. Can you tell?

I am pretty much back to normal now - appetite back, fiesty-ness back. I have to keep the cone on for TWO WEEKS until the stitches come out. The vet's office does not want me rubbing my snout. It does itch, I gotta admit. Mommy says that is because it is healing.

Oh yeah, I am back on the D-I-E-T, by the way. The dogter said that although I LOST weight, I was still a little heavy for my very petite trachea. So to prevent problems down the road, he wants me SKINNY!!!! I gotta lose TWO MORE POUNDS! Mommy says no problem. 

Goodbye treats.


MilitaryPugWife said...

Aww noodles we hope you feel better soon!! Glad you found a pug dogter. Those are hard to come by! XO MaddiethePug and family

The Daily Pip said...

Oh ouchie, five teeth is no fun! But I'm glad that nasty bump is gone. Take care

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh dear Noodles!! we know all about the teeth - we don't like anyone even looking at our teeth let alone brushing them. We sure hope you get feeling better and the bump stays gone. Our favorite vet is retiring next week - mom isn't sure what to do yet, we have always gone to the same clinic, but we don't know if we want to see the owner.
sending lots of healing vibes
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Noodles, first I am so happy you came out of everything in such good condition!!! Now, if it will make you feel any better ole Gampy had two teeth removed this past week, eventually getting implants next year. So I feel your pain, Fur-iend!

Love, Gampy

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We are glad your bump is gone, and your teeth are healthy now. If you want to join the library, we have books on treats. Maybe, you could read about treats. That might be the good, if you can't eat them.
Sally Ann

Adi said...

You're very brave, Noodles. I would have freaked!
Looks like that new dogtor was just destined to meet you.
Glad to hear that the surgery went well. :)

Vegetarian Courtesy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH NOODLES..... WE are so VERY MUCH sorry that they STOLE 5 or YOUR Teefs... butt we are GLAD that the BUMP is GONE...
We are glad also that you are doing VERY WELL after that . SORRY about the DIET thingy though...

Anonymous said...

Noodles! We are on the same toof schedule. Scooter had 7 toofs removed (loose) and I had three (nasty). Grogginess is not my favorite state. Our doc said to take a clean piece of gauze and run it over our gums at night before we go to bed. That removes some stuff. Not fun, but not as bad as brushing. Glad your bump was not a c bump.

Love, Daisy and Scooter Pugman

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We're happy you're back to your feisty self after having all that TRAUMA, but sorry about the diet thingy. Lose your teeth and then to lose your treats. That's sad.

Julie said...

I am very, very glad yous back home and your normal feisty self Noodles, that is vey good news.
I is glad your Mom's found a good Mr Vetman, you had to find one you can trust with you special girlies.
Take good care of yourself sweetie and get fully recovered very soon
Lots of loves and healing licks kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Jean Dion said...

Did you find out what the bump really was? I'm hoping it was nothing at all. I always freak out when I see those growths!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Pug Slope said...

Ohmygoodness! I'm so glad everything went well for you Noodles! I'm sorry to hear you had to lose a few teeth. But better to have them pulled now vs. getting some kind of infection. But a CONE FOR 2 WEEKS and NO TREATS?! My poor girl, that just ain't right. I hope you are at least getting some good Belly rubs!


Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear everything went well on Saturday. Too bad you have to wear that cone for so long though.

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....Not anudder lamp shade head! :( Hope you get rid of that thing quick.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Were so glad you found a doctor that you and your moms are comforable with,,, and have confidence it..
And were so glad you did fine,,,, and gettig better

stellaroselong said...

That bump was a twin to gussie's bump, but he did not haf to wear a cone, maybe your mom is just punishing you cos you would not let her brush your teef.....surely not! Gussie's bump results ending up surprising our vet cos hers is not so smart, but she said she got it all so she was not worried. We don't let our mom brush our teef either.
stella rose

Noodle4President said...

Oh my dogness Noodles! I am so happy you are okay (even if you have to diet). Hope the itchies go away!