Hello, everyone. I'm going to provide a little background with my post to hopefully explain my situation.
Firstly, I've been a member of Catster since 2005. Sprinkles Ricardo, Ashes, and Dusty are my cats. I tried to link to Facebook and screwed everything up, so my login is lost in space. I made my new Catster account with my new cats. They are new to Catster, I am not.
So...Sprinkles passed away from mouth cancer in January 2014 three months before his 16th birthday. He was my world and baby.
My mom passed away in April from cancer. She was my world as well. I desperately wanted a new cat to help cope with Mom's and Sprinkles's deaths, so we got Piper, another tuxedo. She helped a little.
I got another tuxedo in August, Soxers, so Piper would have a friend. They adored each other.
Ashes, Mom's 13-year-old cat, passed away suddenly in September from a blood clot. Back to 2 cats in the house.
Soxers passed away in October from FIP. We were very traumatized as he was so young.
We got Gandalf later in October. He is a joy and chose me as his human.
This is all in 2014. I've had a horrible year, personally. Now, Gandalf is ill. He will be 5 months on December 10, 2014. He smells really bad/ill and his gum is red and swollen after a baby tooth came out. I thought it was his ears at first because they smelled and were very dirty not long after the vet cleaned them (he has had Revolution twice since). The vet can't see him until Tuesday at the earliest, and I'm so nervous because I've lost so many this year, I just don't know what to do. He loves my face with his face constantly and paws at his mouth and sneezes. I've read some things online which only fuels my dread. His vaccinations are up to date, but so were Soxers'. He is still playful and eats, but doesn't want me to put him down and kind of hangs over my arm. is there something I can do until Tuesday? I'm so afraid his heart will get sick from the infection or he has periodontal disease or something.