Friday, May 11, 2012

Post from the VET

Post from the VET as written by Bolo on Mom’s iPawd and emailed to her for posting

Well here I am playing with Mom’s iPawd, stuck at the VET’s office.  It wasn’t supposed to be this way.  Mom said it was just my annual Lube Oil and Filter.  I don’t mind so much though, I haven’t been feeling good anyway.  I even headed for the VET’s office door before I finished my jump out of the car pee.  They love me here and they take good care of me.

So, the exam started ok.  I had a lovely technician try and steal my blood but I wasn’t having any of that.  And it had NOTHING to do with the pink bandage waiting to be put on.  Shar Pei veins are notoriously hard to find.  Wrinkles hide veins apparently.  Who knew?  Aly was her name and she was lovely and gave good nose kisses, and she felt so bad for having to poke me so many times.  We left as friends, and I had all my blood, so it was all good.

Then my doctor came in and gave me cuddles and scratches and checked my heart and lungs and my tummy.  She could tell I wasn’t feeling good and said I really needed blood stolen.  Poor Aly came back in and with her, another lovely lady and Mom, they finally got blood out of my neck.  Not fun for me, and not fun for Mom to watch apparently.  I got a lot more hugs and scratches and even a not so bad tasting cookie.

Mom and I hung around for the results of the blood test.  We had some good ear scratch time and some good walking around time and I was feeling a little better by the time the doctor came back with my test results. 

She said all my organs were working fine – this is what Mom was worried about – but that my white cell count was VERY high.  She suggested that I stay overnight so that they could x-ray me and steal my pee again and set me up with a serious antibiotic.  Mom called Dad and they talked it over quickly and said, “OK.”  Notice no one asked ME for my opinion?

Anyway, my lovely doctor went to set up my overnight bed and Mom and I had a good chat about being good and not trying to get out of the kennel without permission.  Mom said she loved me and I wagged my tail.  My VET noticed that and thought it was very CUTE.  Well why wouldn’t I be CUTE?  My lovely doctor took me in to my room for the night and I guess Mom left.

A little while later though, one of the lovely tech ladies came in with Mom’s pillowcase and one of my squeaky squirrels.  Mom loves me.

So this is where I’ve been all day.   Luckily Mom left me her iPawd and I’ve been able to nap a little bit.  I want to go home though.  There’s much more fun stuff to do there.  Here I can only chase a couple of cats and they live here so they know where all the hiding spots are.  Mom said Dad would pick me up in the morning.  I miss him too.

Sniff ya later

Pei-Ess I might even miss Puppy.  A little bit.


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Of course you are cute. Duh. But seriously, dude, get better quick! Sickies are No Fun, and if you have to stay some place where your only entertainment is chasing cats, well, that would be reason enough to get better and get home! We'll keep our paws crossed for a speedy recovery, buddy!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Lorenza said...

I really hope everything is going to be ok so you can go home soon!
Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs

River said...

Do they have any idea yet? We are thinking of you some more!

love & wags,

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Bolo! I'm so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well! I hope you're able to finish all their tests soon and that you can go home… And I hope the test results come up with something simple and easy to fix!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

I am keeping my paws crossed that you come home today and are feeling much better again. Sometimes these things happen and the vet never knows why but as long as the antibiotics help then that's the main thing.

Hang in there my wrinkled friend.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Even though your vet people sound very nice, it's no fun to be away from home, is it, Bolo? It sounds like you have some kind of infection and we hope it clears up very soon!

Tommy (and crossed paws from all the rest of the gang too)

Painter Pack said...

We are crossing paws and saying human prayers for you!!!

Kari in Vegas said...

oh I hope you get to go home soon

Stop on by for a visit

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Hey Bolo! You haven't posted any updates. We all hope you're doing OK!