Ernest needs some good vibes.
Turns out his vole breath is caused by excessive stick chewing which has caused a nice deep pocket of ick that requires anesthesia to take xrays, clean out said pocket and while we're at it, clean the rest of his chompers.
So, tomorrow am, we'll be freaking out until he wakes up.
Cross your fingers the root isn't injured or infected. He needs his teeth.
nm and e.dd