Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SJ Newfoundland, Canada
Where's the peace of mind?
So, yesterday morning i noticed Acacia's face was swollen on the left side thought "oh my,time to keep open eyes to everything now" in a code red terror-went to work..came home and went to give veggie supper and realized she hadnt eaten any of her dry food throughout the day-thought "OH MY GOSH! SERIOUS JUNK , FIND THE CRITICAL CARE MEDS,GET FOOD INTO THIS DEVIL!!" had my sister help me give her '8.5 Critical Care' but the problem lay in her inability to eat.her mouth was simply too swollen to eat,so i think "dang,vet's in order tomorrow..." then all night i have a hard time sleeping thinking about she's doin,and how afraid she must be.
i immediatly blamed Illusion,the naughty cat,for picking at her a little too rough.and i banned both cats from the spare rooms altogether.today at work i was in serious break down mode-how the heck will i afford this one? what if she dont make it? how is she? and i totally could not focus at all on work,Lisa called me around 230 saying Acacia was shaking and tilting her head-so i got out of work as soon as i could...
now ill get to the point...
Where the heck were the vets through this? i called my regular vet and its understandable that both were unavailable on such short notice but i called all vets in the st.john's area and all were totally booked-only after explaining my situation would the torbay clinic accept to squeeze her in on a new patient,semi-emergency appointment.i feel grateful for them and he did an awesome job on her-i was so scared i wouldnt be able to find a rabbit vet on emergency,because you never know when something will arise-my regular vet, the one im familair with was unable to see my pet.as a result i had to spend 35$ (both ways combined) on taxi's to get all the way to the end of the city so my baby would be ok. to be honest im disappointed,i might see him from now on if i can work out the bus schedule.
Acacia had a steroid shot and baytril shot at the vet and he sent us home with more baytril and pedia-pet?? or something like that..and wants to see her again on thursday to check the swelling to get a look at her teeth,we still dont know if its caused by her teeth -which i thought were pretty good- or from when she got out of her pen the other morning and got at Akina's pen he thinks they might have fighted....*fingers crossed*
whats your thoughts on having regular vets? from now on ill have at least 2 different clinics in mind for my pets.