Lucas's appointment went as expected. The dentist, who I really liked, agrees that all of his teeth should be removed. There is so much recession, decay, bone loss and infection around his teeth that nothing can be done to save them. The treatment plan is for Lucas to have 2 surgeries to limit the amount of time he will have to be under anesthetic. The first surgery will be to remove the worst teeth, clean everything really well and treat what will most certainly be sinus exposures from the extractions. The second surgery will hopefully be much easier, shorter and would be done in about 4-6 weeks. I've scheduled the first surgery for next Wednesday. However the board of the rescue has to approve the treatment and its cost which will be around $5000. (about £3,200 or € 3,804) I spoke to the medical coordinator of the rescue last evening, and there were a few questions from board members about alternative and less expensive ways to treat his periodontal disease. Unfortunately there aren't any and it needs to be and should be done. I feel confident that the board, in the end will agree to pay for Lucas to have this treatment.