A word of advice: If you feel all gulpy and sick and raspy, do NOT sleep with your Mommy (or Dad). They will notice and then, well, you are hauled off to the vet.
The vet does unspeakable things to see if you have a fever...
...and listens to all the highly private things happening in your innards.
The stress of it all can cause you to lose a whisker!
The Mommy here: Poor John has been under the weather for a couple of days so I carted him off for a check-up; little guy was so low he didn't even make a peep in the car on the trip there. No fever, and his lungs sound clear--Dr. Auggie suspects either allergies or an irritated trachea from the dental procedure--he is doing a weird swallowing thing and his purr sounds really raspy. He got a steroid shot as an allergy preventative and has antibiotics "just in case"; he's prone to kitty colds when stressed and the dental certainly qualified as that. I fed him some minced broasted chicken with a side of cream when we got home, and he toddled off to sleep in the sun for the afternoon. I'm sure he'll be just fine but a few purrs wouldn't go amiss...and I'll make sure he gets the prime spooning spot at bedtime. Thanks everyone...xx
XX Sickie John XX