December 27th 2012 11:27 pm
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So tonight, in FaceBooks every increasing nosiness about their users, the status boxed prompted "So, how are you doing, ----".
Let me tell you how I'm doing. After going through roughly $4,000 start to finish over the past 8 weeks of Dixie's life (urine & blood work, ultrasound, xrays, 3 appts. with 3 different Eye vets, meds, removal of the eye, biopsy of the eye & typing of the cancer at Univ of Wisc-Madison, post-surgery follow-up visits, cancer meds, special food & treats to try to get her to eat, and finally 2-stage euth & private cremation), about a week before Dixie went to the Bridge, OzzyCat's vet said she heard a heart murmur and wanted to do xrays/ultrasound/blood work to diagnose/begin treating his heart problems--a 12 yr old cat with heart problems. So, how do you THINK I'm feeling?
Yup, we often times get hit with big vet bill when we least expect it. If OzzyCat is very well at home, shows no other clinical signs of a problem and exercises normally, then why not take a wait and see approach, for now, and suggest a repeat examination in 3-6 months time to reassess the heart murmur and see if it has changed in any way or if the cat has developed any other clinical signs. I wouldn't jump to doing the expensive tests unless OzzyCat was showing signs of illness.
When Puffy hurt his spine the vet wanted to do expensive testing floowed by back surgery even though there was no gaurantee that any of it would give him back the use of his hind leg and render him pain free. She stated that the tests and surgery were the only options, so my husband instructed her to put Puffy down. It was only then that she decided that maybe a cortisone shot might give him some relief and injected him with a 15 dollar shot. By the next day, Puffy's up-turned leg was back into the normal position and he was again walking on all four legs, even though his left hind leg does not work like it used to.
Vet's don't always give the all the options available so do some internet research before you make a decission. We will keep OzzyCat in our prayers.
And you all wonder why I wont go near the faceless place ????????
BurtMUm.... Ozzie isnt in pain... is 12 yrs old.. and is loved and happy as he is.... Honestly ? You want me to be honest ?. Love Ozzie as you do.. let Ozzie be Ozzie with just a watching brief (which you do anyway...find a vet who doesnt need you to put THEIR kids through College..
I have had a heart murmer all my life.... still here and and it wont be the heart murmer that takes me....
Oh.... and consider the data miner faceless really is.. and consider that it only reviews its security WHEN it has Court cases brought against it.
Love you dearly BurtMum.... please find some peace for even a few moments.. and know we all care....
Burt and Momma, I agree, love Ozzie as he is and if any other signs of illness or distress crop up ( Praying they don't) deal with it then. For now take some much needed time for yourself and get through the difficult passing of Beautiful Dixie,snuggle with Burt and Ozzie and don't worry about tomorrow..God is all ready there.
Sending love and prayers for the family.