Friday, May 28, 2010


Icon is out of anesthesia from his root canal.  It's always nerve wracking experience.  The procedure went well but Dr Holmstrom said that the fracture went up above the gumline so he had to clean that up too. 

Next step is that he'll have a shiny new crown built and then he'll have to go under anesthesia again in a couple weeks to have that put in place.  The bad part about having his consultation and procedure on the same day is that I somehow had myself convinced that this would be a "once under anesthesia" procedure and he'd come out with his crown today.  In hindsight it was unrealistic considering even in people it takes 2 different visits. 

Driving him to the vet this morning I was wondering how they would have a crown that would fit and imagined they had a room full of pre-made crowns in different materials and every size imaginable and they would take him in to pick out his perfect crown .  Kind of like how Harry Potter found his wand.  As I said, unrealistic.  On the bright side the cost wasn't nearly as bad as I feared.  The benefit of going through two TPLO surgeries and a GI blockage is that other things seem cheap!

Dr Holmstrom said he'll be fine to do agility as soon as tomorrow but I don't know if I'll run him.  I think I'll just play it by ear.  No tugging until his crown is put in though.  Icon won't like that!

He'll be ready to go home at 1pm.  I'm going to leave work early and pick him and work from home in the afternoon.  I can't seem to focus here at work!


  1. Whew! Glad he's okay!
    with hugs to Icon, from Riffle

  2. YAY! Glad everything went well. It is always stressful to have them under anesthesia. Sorry Icon didnt get to pick his own crown :) I hope he is getting a gold one!

  3. sending lots and lots of good healing energy to Icon and that he will be tugging again in no time!

  4. happy everything went well, Fable and Topic want to know if Icon is getting a gold crown - they say he deserves one :-)))

  5. Thanks guys!

    Yvonne, he will be getting a silver colored crown. It's a metal alloy designed for strength and the ability to bond to the tooth. I asked about having a diamond embedded in for some extra sparkle, but the vet didn't think it was a good idea ;)