Friday, January 16, 2009
The vet, part 2
Today Maizy went to the vet for her xray appointment. This morning I took her in on my way to work. The doctor weighed her and gave her an injection while I was there and then she trotted off with him happily as I was left feeling like a mom taking their kid to the first day of preschool.
I was told to call and check up on her around 11:30 and when I called they told me that I could come in and meet with the doctor at 3pm to discuss Maizy's xrays.
I arrived at 3:00 and the doctor came in with Maizy on a leash. She was groggy and had her tail tucked so far under her that it was pressed to her belly, but I could tell that she was happy to see me because she walked around and around me in circles. When she is feeling like herself, this is her usual greeting, but with more bouncing.
The vet showed me the xrays and told me that he did not find anything wrong with her. While she was out, he checked her ACL and did not find any issues there, either. He referred us to an orthopedic doctor and sent us on our way.
I called the specialist as soon as we got out to the car and he had an appointment available for tomorrow at 6:40pm (on a Saturday, doesn't this seem like a weird time?), so we will go see him then. His consult fee is kind of high, but now that we have some money invested in this mystery, I want an answer. Plus, if there is a cure for her, I would love to find it.
Anyway, I brought Maizy home where she moped on the floor and looked groggy. I felt bad for her and didn't want her to be cold, so I wrapped her up like a burrito until she was feeling like climbing up on the couch where we watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
More updates tomorrow, I guess!