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Tuesday, September 22
Sick Animal Day...I've found that working at a day practice (and even into my overnight emergency practice) the days tend to have their own ever-changing theme. Whether that be vaccine day, asshole client day, or like today, sick animal day.
Today we had:
-Newfoundland who had a femoral head osteotomy and was non-weight bearing on the "repaired" leg. Family was beside themselves, the dog could not have cared less and wanted to run around the treatment room. We did radiographs, it looked like shit. I wonder how much they paid for that leg repair at the university that shall not be named...?
-Cat that started pissing all over teh house and lost 2 pounds inexplicably in a matter of weeks. Blood work was done; renal failure. No shock there. BUN was in the mid 100s, creatinine was like 6. Fuckin sad shit. Death sentence for kittehs.
-Cat that disappeared Saturday night, returned Tuesday evening, clearly was in a cat fight and got a claw to the eye. Swollen shut so tightly you could hardly see the globe of the eye. Doctor had to numb the eye and pry tissue back with forceps to SEE if the eye was even THERE. Fortunately the eye will heal, we'll see if the owners take care of the fleas the poor bastard picked up.
-Shih Tzu (fuck they are EVERYWHERE!!) that had diarrhea, owner was freaked. Hung out all day, ate food, got meds, went home. Oh ya but 5 minutes before the owner arrived to pick it up the dog shit all over itself. That was a fun hose-down. Bleh.
-Cocker Spaniel with skin issues, owner was directed to bathe dog once a week for a month. She "couldn't handle" the task, so she opted to bring it in and PAY the groomer to do this. Wow, really lady?
Meh. The job is temporary which is the only way I can function day-to-day and deal with it...otherwise I have the urge to walk out daily. Daily. DAILY. My boss is a cunt, the vet is a jackass. The receptionist has a speech impediment. Yes, really.
Lynnette 8:48 PM