Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Dog and The Vet....

This is my Dog "WHISPER"
She is a 4 yr. old Schnoodle...
(schnauzer/poodle mix)

A few weeks ago...
Whisper was going to the
bathroom more than usual.
(like up all night taking the dog out)
I noticed she wasn't quite herself.
So, I called my vet.
They told me to bring in
a urine sample & they would test it.
(easier said than done)
So after 2 days of trying....
We were able to get a sample.
I took it into the Vet and they tell me
she has a UTI & prescribed an
antibiotic for 10 days
& tell me she will be feeling
better in a few days!

So after 7 days...
I notice she is getting worse.
She is starting to pee when she
walks... she is having accidents
in the house.
And she seems to be in pain!
Her urine is brown!
So I call the vet back &
they tell me that it's gonna take
time...(remember...they told me
she would be feeling better
in a few days)
she's not done with the
antibiotic yet...bring in another
urine sample in a week
& we will test it again!
And I said......
Don't you want me to bring her in
so you can check her out????
They tell me NO...
give it a few more days.
By this time...I'm FURIOUS!!!!
HELLO...did you not hear
what I just said??????
My dog isn't any better....
She is WORSE.....
Needless to say....
I am no longer going to that Vet
which we had for the last 4 yrs......
So.....I find another Vet
and they tell me to bring in my dog
along with a urine sample
as soon as I can......
& have her records faxed
over from the other Vet.
Fast Forward...
The new Vet is caring and compassionate.
He tests her urine & tells
me it is bad....You say she's on
an antibiotic? Yes, I told him!
Well, it's not working!
He asks to take her in for
X-rays. Ummm, okay!
He comes back & tells me
that Whisper has 4 HUGE
Bladder Stones in her
Bladder & they can't dissolve them
so she need Surgery!
Ummm WHAT?
So on Friday morning at 7:30 a.m
Whisper will be going into surgery
& spending the nite!
(note...I had to choose Friday...
because I work the next few days
and this way I have a 4-day
weekend off to care for her
after surgery...)
The Vet said this would be okay.
Seriously....I never had problems
before with my old Vet...
but to treat my dog like that
& not help her when she's
in pain. And they call themselves
a Vet. I don't think so......
So please keep Whisper in your
Prayers that everything goes well
& she will be back to her old self
in no time!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Whisper is adorable~ I will keep her in my prayers~ poor little cutie pie~ so glad you went to another vet, so they can fix her up~keep us updated~

Gail said...

Sending a big hug to whisper and hope she's feeling better real soon. I will keep her in my prayers.


Trace4J said...

Praying for you and your Whisper! She is a sweetie.
Hugs Friend!

Barb said...

Oh Sandi that is horrible that she has had to suffer! Glad you fired that vet.
Prayers for all of you.

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

from my furbabies to your furbabie... feel better soon wisper. hunter, winston and ranger are sending you many get well wishes.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Good you'll have a few days to baby her.Sad the vet wouldn't even check her.We know when our animals aren't right and they should listen.At least you found someone who cares and checked her proper.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

As I'm reading your post, I'm thinking 'take her to another vet now' and so glad you did. I always feel half sick when my little fur babies are not feeling well. We feel so helpless when they can't tell us what hurts. Wishing Whisper the best!

Angela said...

Awwww Sandi, Whisper is too cute. So sorry she is having trouble. Glad you got a caring vet. who got to the bottom of the problem. Will send up prayers for you and for Whisper. Pleae give us and update after surgery.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Awww Sandi, Whisper is so adorable. I'm glad you got a new vet, and found one that sounds like he/she enjoys their job and has some compassion.
I hope everything goes well for Whisper during her surgery. Will be thinking about her.
Prim Blessings

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sandi, I am so sorry poor Whisper is going through this, keeping her in my thoughts and prayers for a full recovery. I am so glad you found a new vet who is caring and compassionate, I can't believe your old vet said to leave her for another WEEK when you told them she was worse and in pain! That is unconscionable, I would report them to your state veterinary association and also to the national Veterinary Medical Association. Sending lots of healing energy to both of you, Deb

beforethedawn said...

I hope your doggie is gonna be okay. Kinda shocking that your former vet would act like that!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I hope Whisper is feeling okay after her surgery, poor baby.