Today’s trip to the v*t!rnar%an.

Full disclosure-the really bad words have been masked because there are puppies who read this (like Dui) and I had to tone down some of the curse words to make it acceptable for all audiences.

Today I was loaded into the Scottiemobile and we went off to the v*t. First I had a quick exam and blood drawn. The blood was to check my liver functions because the anti-inflammatory I’m taking, Rimadyl can have side effects. Some are diarrhea and vomiting (which is a waste of food in my view) or loss of appetite (moi?). I have none of those but it can affect the liver so we ran a liver panel. I’ve lost a little weight (now down to 9.8 kg, 21½ pounds). The v*t noticed that my enlarged lymph gland in my hind foot was larger and I got another needle in me so they got a sample of the fluid in it and will send it to the specialist v*t. We’ll know the results early next week.


The worst part of the entire thing as far as I was concerned was that I couldn’t have anything to eat since last night because of the blood work and didn’t get my breakfast until 10:30 when we got home. Forget the 2 needles and the thermometer up my pooper, the lack of food was unforgivable. I didn’t get green beans until 11 but I was assured that dinner will be at the normal time so I don’t have that long to wait.


At least something was looking up.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

42 comments on “Today’s trip to the v*t!rnar%an.

  1. Oh Kyla the injustice of it all. No Breakfast until late. AT least Dinner will be on time That’s a good thing. I hope all of your reports come back 200% over the top great.

  2. Well crap that is what I say. That darn lymph gland needs to pick up the pace and drain and work to keep you healthy. Hear that Lymph Gland, SWTS is telling you to do your job and keep Kyla well.
    Sweet William The Scot

  3. Well, I can so relate to you being starved half to death. Not right one bit. Not one bit. I hope all the tests come back with good news.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. 🙂

  4. We so hope all will be well. We need you to get better so you don’t have to got to the v*t!rnar%an. any more and be starved and pocked and jabbed. Poor you.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Jeepers – could we Scotties catch a break here?! It’s just all too much! We are sending POTP for both the test results and timeliness of your dinner – late meals…what a travesty! You take good care, Kyla, dear.

    Edgar and his mum

  6. The horror…you were starved…oh the humanity. But you stayed strong and brave and continue to inspire the rest of us. I hope that when the chow came there were extra portions.

  7. That’s why I’m feeling out of sorts today. I knew something was amiss. I can feel it. I’m now channeling the POTP over to your place and a simple request for your peeps to FEED YOU NOW.

    Sorry to yell…but a boyfriend’s gotta do what a boyfriend’s gotta do.

    Yours, Stu
    PeeS We’re not going to mention that “M” word anymore. Nope. Nada. Not gonna have it.

  8. Breakfast at 10:30 around here is called brunch and I don’t do brunch. I like my breakfast bright and early and right after I go take my morning pee.

    Aroo to you,

  9. thanks for thinking of Dui, though we don’t know how innocent that boy is. We’ll keep our paws crossed for you.

    When Dui went in for the snip, NONE of US could have breakfast! So unfair. Now that your weight is down, we think some more interesting treats should be on the menu.

  10. We eat breakfast at 5:30 am. Sharp. No questions or excuses allowed. We are impressed that you waited until 10:30, even if forced. Oh the travesty of it all. And that ol lymph glad needs to take a hike. Sending POTP to you, dear Kyla.

    Braeden and Seth

    • The problem with the lymph node isn’t just the lymph node. If bad, it means that the “C” has spread and that’s that. Eliminating the lymph node could be like taking a dollar from a billionaire.

  11. Our vet is a holistic vet and he gives a liver supplement for pups on those kind of meds… Liquid Hepato… I takes it when I’s on ‘roids fur my itchies….

    • The v*t has me on hepagen-C and I suspect it’s basically the same stuff. He did double my dose from one pill a day to two. The v*t is holistic and I’m taking circumen, MRS and a green tea extract. I’ll do a look-see on the Hepato.

    • OK, I looked it up. It’s the same idea with the same stuff. I saw it billed as what to take for those who won’t take pills. I have no problem, put wet dog food around a pill and I wolf it down so fast I have bullet marks in my stomach.

  12. No food for such a long time. That is terrible. We feel your pain. Hope that you get a good vet report quickly!

  13. Ya shoulda gotten double green beans for dat.

  14. The green beans are very welcome, but we bet they don’t make up for all that crap, you went through!

    The Mad Scots
    Pees: maybe SWTS and us need to make an air drop of food to you, be by the pool at 10;30 pm tonight!

  15. OMD…. unacceptable. You need to rip up somethin (like your peeps slippers).

  16. Thank you for sparing the children the horror of seeing such a horrid word written out.

  17. I hope the specialist v*t has good news when he reads the fluid. Great that you had no problems with Rimadyl, we think it’s one of the best meds and we only made good experiences (by now) with the agent carprofen. I cross my paws for bestest news.

  18. I sure hope there were extra green beans for all the pain and suffering you went thru during that horrendous wait. I hope your paw is A OK. We will keep all our paws crossed. You do look very cute in your pics.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  19. No breakfast! That’s intolerable!

  20. I hope they made up to you for it with a buffet afterwards!

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