Monday, 12 May 2008

Vet calling



Vet: Hello, I'm just calling to let you know the blood results for Darcy Dog.
Anxious Dog Person: ok
Vet: Well, most of his organs are ok, some changes to the kidney but that's to be expected at his age, in fact the results were pretty good for a dog of 13+
ADP: Oh that's good then....
Vet: So the main worry is the heart murmur...
ADP: yes....
Vet: I think we need to start him on medication, he'll need to take it twice a day. The tablets arn't a cure as such, they're a long-term aid. We'll have to keep an eye on him and the medication will probably have to be increased as he gets older.
ADP: So, these tablets, how do they help his heart?
Vet: (describes how the heart stops being effective and gets bigger but weaker and needs inhibitor thingys to stop it being so ineffective and how these tablets work on the thingy etc etc etc....)
ADP: Oh I see
Vet: Unfortunately these tablets are a bit expensive, I'll just check the price....
(sound of fingers tapping on computer keyboard)
They're £46 a month.
And he'll need them permanently.....is that ok?

Dog wanders into room.He didn't hear the phone. He's quite deaf. He looks at me.

ADP: Yes, that's absolutely fine.

6 comments:

debsmuddle said...

We do it for our animals don't we.My husband once agreed to let the vet do a cancer op on a mouse!

Jennifer Rose said...

The things we do for our furry friends :D Everything and anything!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

It's such a small investment to make for the infinite rewards of having fur babies, yes? :D

ChichiBoulie said...

Aw so sweet. Lucky pup!

Helen said...

I know how costly it can get! I had a diabetic cat once... and a deaf one too. He howled so loud because he couldn't hear himself. We were all going deaf! But we love em all.

Clothcat said...

Awwww. My parents in law have a cat that was diagnosed with a heart complaint needing tablets, they were very worried as they were told he could go at any time... 5 years later he's still decimating the local bird population lol! Hopefully you dog will carry on just as long.