February 2nd 2012 9:09 pm
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Thank you everyone for your comments and well wishes. This is the latest that Mom sent to her family about me:
I called the vet clinic from work. Lobo came through the surgery/patching well. This was just a receptionist so I could not get more information. For some reason, despite my making it very clear that I could not pick him up today due to my work schedule, they still expected me to come by and get him around 4:30pm. You know me, I would have made it VERY CLEAR! that I would not be able to do that and he was to spend the night no matter how much I didn't like it. I hate having him have to spend the night there, but there was no alternative. And, the original vet thought that wasn't a bad idea anyway as he thought Lobo could use the down time and supervision as opposed to loose in my yard while I was at work. When I dropped him off, the plan was for me to pick him up tomorrow at 8:30am. Now, the plan became me picking him up late tomorrow morning and speaking to the vet at that time. Well, I have to work late tomorrow morning. I was of the understanding that this was to happen first thing tomorrow, as in 8:30am! I guess the vet is not available to talk to me at that time. I can understand that as they do have scheduled surgeries in the morning, but how about telling me that right up front? So ... the plan is now for me to pick him up first thing tomorrow, get some instructions on his after care, and then speak to the vet on the telephone later in the morning about what they think and/or what they discovered, if anything. So I won't know anything until then. And, I'm afraid, I won't know much even then. And then, I will have to head off to work.
This sounds so bitchy. I'm sorry. I'm taking out the fear I am feeling on people that don't deserve it. I am just so ... I just feel so helpless. I will report tomorrow after I pick him up. I'm already worrying about if he will be able to do stairs? Will he slip out of the cone when I have to head off to work? How will I pay the bill? I have no idea how much it will be, but I am suspecting over $1000.
Mom is stressing. I hope she gets some sleep tonight. I don't like it here, but I think I can get some shut eye. I have some pretty good drugs in me.
Sometimes life sucks. But I'm pretty sure I will have more good days.
We all understand where you are coming from as most of us have been in simular situations. We're keeping our paws crossed that the news is good and that Lobo recovers fast and completely.
Coco Rose and Puffy
paws crossed and praying hard!!!
Really hoping you could tell then again what was arranged.. and NOT pick him up.. for good reasons. Perhaps they do need a little reminder ?
Glad Lobo has come through this so well.
As to the bill... it will get paid.. as it gets paid... HUGSS