Everything went well for Lucas yesterday and I am contributing it to your good thoughts and prayers that you sent for him! The work began on the right side of his mouth. It was originally thought that all of his teeth would have to be removed. However with Lucas under anesthetic, the dentist was able to do a more thorough exam and it was decided that about 5 of his teeth on the right were salvageable; but in the end 15 (!!) were removed. He will have another surgery in about a month to do the left side to remove and save about the same number.
From the time Lucas came to us, he's not been able to eat a kibble based diet. Instead he eats a freeze-dried food mix (called Grandma Lucy's) that when warm water is added, becomes like a porridge with meat and vegetables. He likes it really well, and is eating with no problems. As you can see in the pictures, his mouth is swollen from the work and the sutures--However he's up and around this morning and is even doing a little bit of stalking of the cat. There are a few hurdles to get over as far as healing, but I think he's going to be okay!