I am in agreement on that one.
Today I have had the WORST day. I feel like crying but it's not that bad in relation to all else in the world. My boss yelled at me for an error - which I caught, but it was a stressful day for her so it was just magnified. She is a very intense person and hates errors and I pride myself on rarely making them, but when I do, it's awful. I am the secretary to the CEO. My job is not hard, there's just a lot of it and no
room at ALL for error. Everything must be perfect. I want to go home and lick my wounds with Sasha. He'd understand!
It looks like the severe nerve damage in his tongue has made it numb for him - he doesn't seem to have any feeling on the left where the coyote's fangs made an exit wound into the lower palate where the tongue attaches to the bottom of the mouth and on the side where the other fang came through his cheek. God, how brutal that must have been for him that night!!!! The color in the mouth is excellent, all light pink and healthy gums now --healing there was remarkably rapid and normal-- but it's the operation and movement of the tongue that continues to remain stalled.
He seems to taste w/his right side and "bite" or lap water from that side, and of course groom, so he's got to have some feeling, somewhere. We are concerned that the numbness will be permanent, as in permanent nerve damage. There is a veterinary neurologist at Washington State University, a 5 hour drive, and I am tempted to go......lots of $$$....but I also want to wait another couple of weeks to see if there are any new signs of improvement, or, what I sense might be happening is just like a 3-legged dog, he is adapting to nature and the trauma and making it just work for him in some way only he knows.
I don't know.
I wish more people knew about neurology in cats. I want to know everything I can and nothing is coming. Yet.