Maddy had her 'big' orthodontist appointment, the one where she got one of these jaw expanders fitted:
She doesn't have enough room in her mouth right now to fit all of her teeth, which is preventing her front tooth from coming through. This expander will gradually make that room (by turning a tiny screw once a day for two weeks) and when all of her front teeth have popped through she can have it removed and have a brace fitted. It looks and sounds medieval though.
She is learning to talk around it, or in spite of it and sounds different. I must admit, just 12 hours in there are still some words I am not understanding. It reminds me of the toddler days when they know exactly what they are trying to convey but understanding them can be a challenge.
She is not in any pain though, praise the Lord!
Winny (my big boy cat) and Hammy (hamster) made a trip to the vets on Monday morning. Hammy had developed what I thought was an ulcer on his lip over the weekend. By Monday is was pretty big and looking sore. As I was making the long trip to the vets, Winny came along with me to get 'fixed' Our breeding days are on hold. There is so much expense associated with breeding well and this year we need a break.
The vet took one look at hammy and wanted to operate. The ulcer was in fact a lump
I picked up both Hammy and Winny a few hours later. The lump turned out to be much bigger and deeper than first thought and possibly cancer, so the vet had to get rid of as much as he could and sew him up. I had to make him a new cage whilst he was under the knife. A big tupperwear box (huge) with holes drilled in the sides and top for ventilation, to stop him from chewing on the bars of his cage.
Winny breezed through his surgery althought he now sits down very gingerly, a far cry from the 'throwing himself down' Winny I know.
But both of them are on the mend.
Today, I am staying home and trying my hand at painting a picture for the playroom. A Winny-inspired picture, I have not attempted to paint anything other than walls since leaving college at 18, i'll let you know how it goes...