Clive had his surgery on February 8, 2011. He recovered very quickly and has taken over the house! You can read his progress reports below, and you can also look for Clive's Story on Facebook where you will find more recent updates and photos of Clive!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Headed back to vet

He looks slightly better this morning but not by much so I am off to the emergency room at Carolina Veterinary Specialists to see if they can tell what is going on. Maybe they can get in touch with his surgeon even though it is Saturday and she will know what to do.....


  1. Fireball says "Clive, if you get well soon I will give you one of my most prized catnip fishies"!

  2. Poor little guy. I'm sure the ER docs will be able to figure it out. Let us know as soon as you hear anything. We are keeping out paws crossed. ♥

  3. Well the ER doc could tell that one side of his mouth was swollen and found an infected tooth so it seems now that it is all dental pain causing his problems. It is one of his baby teeth and it was broken and infected and so loose that it was getting stuck sort of half out of his mouth between his upper and lower lip which sounds horribly painful. She was able to just pull it out without anesthesia because it was so loose so now he is on antibiotics and the infection should clear up. He ate a little bit of human baby food at the ER after she pulled it out so that is a good sign. Now he is sleeping but I will try to feed him more later on. He does still seem stiff on his one arm but not nearly as much and she said the infection can cause a general feeling of malaise (he also has a fever) which could cause stiffness. it's so hard to tell what is going on with cats because they get all secretive and just huddle up and sulk around so I never thought to even look in his mouth and our family vet last night just missed it I guess. So end result is try the antibiotics for several days and see if it all clears up.

    Thanks Fireball! I know you love those things so that means a lot!

  4. What a relief. A bad tooth...who would have thought? We were really scared!!! How's he doing tonight?

    That's really nice of Fireball to give Clive catnip fishie! :)

  5. He is still laying in his little bed and hasn't walked around at all during the day. He is more alert though and is holding his head up and looking around at stuff. I tried his normal canned food and even tried kitten formula and still couldn't get him to eat anything all day so I went and got some baby food since that worked in the ER and he loved it! He ate a whole jar of it so I feel better now that he has some nutrition in him. He has gotten 2 doses of antibiotics today too.