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Friday, August 3, 2007

The Bionic Jaw & Countdown

Just two months from yesterday mommy will be going in for the 1st of her 2 jaw surgeries. She is weally, weally, scared! 21 years ago when my 2-legged brother, Joshua, was 6 months old, she had to have jaw reconstructive surgery & a replacement part for her TMJ on her left side. When she was pregnant with Josh her jaw had slipped out & she had lock-jaw. 13 years ago she had to have surgery to remove the replacement part cuz it broke (& with her great luck, it was also recalled by the AMA!!). When she got a full replacement joint put in then, she was told that it would last 15+ years. But, alas, the TMJ replacement joint has started to fail & broke again after 13 years. Daddy says that they could pinpoint when it happened - somewheres around December ’06, the night that they had to say good-bye to their Sibe, Shanna Maidel. Mommy was extremely upset, almost like she was in shock, & her jaw started to major pop & dislocate. To top it off, her doctor left the state of Pennsylvania 7 years earlier so she didn’t have a doctor. Since she works at the University of Pittsburgh, she contacted their Dental School’s Dental Clinic. They gave her an appointment to meet the top guy, the Dean & Director of the Dental School & clinic. He even got the stupid medical insurance company to approve her surgeries without a fight. Insurance companies don't like to approve or pay for TMJ anything. She had a second opinion with Big Ben’s doctor, the one who put his face back together after his stupid motorcycle accident. He spoke highly of mommy’s new doctor. Her 1st surgery will be to take the bad part out. That doesn’t scare her. What does is that there is a chance that she may be wired shut until the 2nd surgery. She has never, never been wired shut before. They have to take the broken metal part out so that they can do a kitty-scan to make a model of her jaw. Then, this company in Califurnia will build her joint. That can take anywheres from 4-7 weeks+! The 2nd surgery will be to put the new joint in. She said that then she will be OK cuz she knows how to rehab through that part & she will be on the road to recovery. She’ll be a skinny mommy cuz she’ll be drinking lots & lots of milkshakes & stuff put into a blender.


Also, mommy will be having lots of support from Juneau & me & the family, but maybe you can help us to keep her spirits up. We’d appreciate it. Lots of good jokes, too.

‘Til next time,



The Husky in the Window said...

Hey Cosmos. We wish your mom well with her surgery. You guys have to be extra good and take really special care of her. We'll be think of her and check on you'all often.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Kapp pack said...

Oh, your poor mommy! Hope everything goes well.

-Kelsey Ann

The Daily Echo said...

Oh Woo! That sounds like it won't be much fun. I know my Mom wouldn't like to have her jaw wired shut. She wouldn't be able to yell about the stoopid people that are mean to animals.

H.A. Turbofire, Sibertarian said...

I'm sorry your human has to go through that. Maybe she'll get a Sibe jaw put in. That'd look cool!

Sasha said...

Oh, no! Let us know how she's doing! I hope everything goes well.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think eating milk shakes only sounds like fun. You can come stay with us if you need to. :-)


Khady Lynn said...

OUCH! That would suck!

My human loves soup. She likes to eat the ramen noodle soups cuz it's easy to suck up the noodles. Milk shakes sound better to me than soup though. Pudding and jello, and spaghetti, and lasagna, and yummy soft stuff like that.

My human said she wishes someone would do that to her so she could be forced to diet too. But, she might just live on the milkshakes and frozen yogurt.


The Army of Four said...

OWIE! Good luck to your mom! Mmm... how about Watermelon Slushies?!!?
PS: Ammy will try to think up some jokes!

The Brat Pack said...

Oooh, Mom would be really scared too! We'll be thinking about her though and we'll do our best to entertain her.


The Beasts- Royal, Brock & Alki said...

oh woooos to your mamma. my hu-mom had jaw surgery too, but it wasnt as "big time" as your mom's sounds!!! I asked her if she had any reci-pees but she says it was too long ago to remember, and her mamma made all her food for her anyway. paws crossed for a quick recovery!

Ferndoggle said...

Oh No! Poor Mom...our Mom is a huge weeny & would be crying every day. Good thing she has you & Juneau to keep her company. I know you'll be on your bestest behavior while she recovers.