Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Veterinarians

I was pretty frustrated on Sunday, not only because of the pain in my neck, but I felt like I wasted the whole day. I should have used the time for something creative or productive, but all I really got done this weekend was laundry and started felting some bowls. I hate wasted whole weekends. I am so glad this is a long weekend for us (Family Day) and hope to pack if full of accomplishments.

While I was resting my neck, I did catch several episodes of "the Incredible Dr. Pol"  - I am amazed at this man's veterinary skills and his strength and stamina, especially since he is 70 years old. I feel sorry for his poor wife who works in the office every day and probably wanted to retire over 10 years ago. He's quite amazing helping animals and people and having to deal with the good and the bad situations, he seems to take it all in stride. I know there's some controversy surrounding him, but even when you're the best there will always be someone critical of your work, right?

We're currently going through a veterinary experience ourselves as Eco had something wrong with her last week - when she'd get up from sleeping, she'd yelp. Once she yelped as she walked across the carpet. I checked her legs and toes and tummy and couldn't find the source so we took her to our vet. There they performed many of the same tests but determined it was her right hip and then x-rayed her to confirm. Some abnormalities showed up on her x-ray and so we see a specialist tomorrow.

Wouldn't you know it, Eco hasn't had a problem since and has resumed life as a normal 5 year old  labrador but we're still going for the consultation with a specialist so we know what to look for and when surgery will be required (possible cruciate ligament tear) - all I can say is "thank goodness for pet  insurance!"

1 comment:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Good wishes to the small feline.