We picked up Magnum from the vet last night and I'm delighted (and so relieved), to report that his two teeth extractions went off without any issues at all! It was also determined that his remaining teeth are in great condition (an added bonus), AND that he's approximately 5 years old..........(that's a HUGE YAY potential adoption wise).
He's on soft food for the next little while since his mouth will be abit tender, and has some antibiotics and pain meds for the next little while as well. The only downside in all of this is that we've discovered this morning that Magnum HATES to be pilled. I mean the growling, spitting, swatting type of hate.........a complete 360 degree turn from the normally, big, lovable, easygoing sweetheart he is as a rule.
We made several attempts at pilling him ourselves, my husband normally has no problem doing it solo with either our own boys or previous fosters, but after about 10 minutes of listening to him and Magnum literally wrestling, I decided perhaps the female touch was required. Oh how wrong I was.........my holding Magnum only seemed to exasperate the situation! So then we tried putting the one pill in his wet food, which would have worked great except he ate around it. I then crushed it up and put it back in but he decided he wasn't all that hungry afterall........rrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhh.
So, we had to leave for work. With both of us exhausted and frustrated, out we went with everyone without food for the day. We're hoping that by the time we get home later today, they will all be starving (including Magnum!), and he won't much care what he's gotta swallow med wise to get abit of food in his belly!.
Did I mention he's a big boy (tips the scales at 14 pounds), so perhaps I need to lift a few weights at lunch today to prepare for tonight???????