In the furtherance of acting on my ‘irrational hunch” I shaved Gertie again. This haircut is only marginally better than last time. You will not be seeing her in her long, flowing locks anytime soon. That’s pretty bad news if you ask me!
Gertie is giving us all indications that she swallowed a bad lizard or something over the weekend. She is bouncy (for Gertie that is) and eating fine.
Right now, this very moment, I am significantly peeved about the vet visit on Sunday. Had I followed directions to the letter, we would have had an ultrasound and lab fees, not including a biopsy if one was needed, in the range of $750 – $800 total. Let’s not even go to the place where the “C” word was repeated and the possible need to euthanize discussed. I can’t help but wonder if others, in the same position, given the same dismal prognosis, would have put their dog down!
All bitterness aside, there were some anomalies I alluded to, said anomalies I wouldn’t have known about had I not gone to the vet that day. I’m still working on an irrational hunch concerning those issues as, though not as serious as the “C” word, they can effect quality of life.
I’m going to try to get copies of the x-rays to post to see if anyone else sees what I saw, what I will call Anomaly #1. I will discuss Anomalies #2, 3 and 4 if I see changes in Gertie based on my “irrational hunch”. No point in saying anything now as it could very well be I’ve just got too much on my plate and the brain isn’t functioning properly.
As you can see from Gertie’s expression in the pics, she’s perfectly content with her quality of life right now 🙂 Let’s see how she feels about it after the bath she’s going to get in a few minutes.