|reply to jopfef |
Re: [Pets] One more time...
Jo, it's the skin cancer, as before. The lumps always show up on her underbelly, right where the leg meets the torso.
I got a call from them around 4:30 pm. She should have been in surgery around noon, and ready to spend the night or leave by 5. Instead, they cited delay after delay, and said she might not get operated on until 7 - 8 pm. When I dropped her off, I noticed they had all new staff, and no one seemed to know what was going on. They even tried to charge me for things already paid for.
Needless to say, I went and got her and brought her home. Her regular doctor can do the surgery, they had merely referred me to the oncologist because they could do cryogenic(?) procedures.
What was once a competent office seems to have gone downhill. I won't take her there again. Good news, they did manage to do the ultrasound, and found no other subdural masses other than the one we observed.
Of course, all this seems so petty in light of Dominokat's loss. At least I still have my little girl. We'll try to get Cabby in to her vet next week.
jopfefKeeper of the BeaglesPremium,MVMReviews:
Saint Louis, MO
Bugger that damned cancer, Knuck!!!
Even with a beloved pet, it's always an issue with it. Been there, done that with a couple of my dogs too, so you have my sympathies on what you're going through with her.
After hearing about the specialty office, I think I'd be off to my own vet too!!!
"I can't save them all, but I sure as hell CAN help move them to safety." - Jo
"...If the beasts were gone, we would die from a great loneliness of spirit." - Chief Seattle
onDvineDon't Litter. Spay-Neuter.Premium
So. CA, USA
|reply to Knucklehead |
It doesn't seem petty at all. I don't believe we can make comparisons like that because we never know who's next.
said by jopfef:I'll second that. We lost one of our cats (Ernie-picture in Helix Pets) to intestinal lymphoma last September and I'm being treated for lung cancer that hid out in a lymph node from 2010 until early this year. Too many folks we all know have friends and loved ones fighting cancer and it totally sucks.
Bugger that damned cancer, Knuck!!! ...