When is Conrad not cute? Never.
Eli had a tooth extracted yesterday, and he’s going to be at the clinic for a few days for flushing the affected sinus. The extraction went well, and once he woke up from the drugs I could tell he was feeling MUCH better already and even chewing up his hay much more easily. As for the sinus flushing … look up “equine sinus trephination.” Yanking a tooth and drilling a hole in my horse’s face may seem like pony torture, but this was not a wait and see situation for Eli any longer. I’m glad we could get the extraction done yesterday and I am eternally grateful to our vet and the specialist that came in and got this done. I’m torn about whether I should write a more detailed post about it once Eli is back home and fully recovered, mainly because I am not a vet, so anything I write would just be my vague sense of what was going on–I wasn’t even present for the extraction, and I wouldn’t want anything misinterpreted, and I am not open to speculation from outsiders on this particular issue. Secondarily, while I am perfectly fine exploiting my dog and horse on here when they are happy and healthy, I am reluctant to dwell much on their woes. I think I might put together a timeline post on it to process it & stick with just the facts, but until then Eli is in good hands and on the road to recovery!
The next dental adventures will be Conrad’s. Apparently dachshunds have really crappy teeth and teeth cleaning is a must. Although I’m not sure when I will schedule him for a cleaning yet. One dental adventure at a time!