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8th January 2007, 03:44 AM
I am a total neurotic wacko :lol: !
Yesterday morning, Teddy and Katy were at it...their usual rough housing that Katy often instigates but Teddy enjoys. I am happily checking in on CT on the computer and glance back at their antics behind me every now and then.....
Well, Katy jumps off the couch and starts in with Tedster who makes a lot of noice and they are rolling around when suddenly Katy is on her back then crying like I have NEVER heard from her before and her leg is now dangling as she stands on three legs...her right leg she is holding and crying now in PAIN!!! OMG... I freak out silently change my clothes pull the hair in a ponytail, grab the keys then call the vet...my vet tech says that I should wait 24 hours...but she know that I WON'T!!! I drive over and gingerly carry her in....she stands on the table ON ALL FOUR LEGS and proceeds to wag her tail while I state "I hope it is not a luxating patella" and the vet looks at me and says....their patellas / knees are on their BACK legs....okay I am officially a dumb head now as well as NEURTOTIC!!! They give her a pain shot....tell me to keep her calm for 48 hours and to call them if she seems in pain after the shot wears off...
Yeah, today, she is all over the place....no pain, no limp, then I finally get brave enough to look at my receipt from our emergency vet and the guy only charged me for the injection!!!!!
Yeah, I think I learned my lesson.....wait a while before calling and sounding like what I know I am....completely neurotic.
I am the same person who handles emergency calls for my town as a volunteer emt...eh, and I have seen ugliness and pain and uh, I DON'T FREAK OUT!!!!

Embarrassed :roll:
Teddy and sweet, little Katydid

8th January 2007, 03:54 AM
as i was reading I kept laughing "this is so me". Ever see a vet talk about their own pets when sick or a Dr about their children. All professional conduct go out the window when its your own! Love can do that do you...

8th January 2007, 03:55 AM
LOL- years ago I took my boy into the vet due to severe shaking.... we go into the vets office and nothing is wrong.... the vet asks,, " could he be cold"??? DUH.. I felt like an idiot. But he totally understood and didn't charge me a thing. Sandy

8th January 2007, 04:11 AM
I'm right with you! I swear I'd save a FORTUNE in vet bills if my dogs could talk. Instead, I have to guess what's wrong, and then second-guess, and then take 'em to the vet "just in case." Ugghhhh!

My vet has three kids. I think that between my horse, goats, rabbits, cat and dogs, I personally have funded their college educations!!!

8th January 2007, 12:03 PM
I did that with my old dog not once but twice :lol: Geez did I feel like a dunce. icon_whistling

Bruce H
8th January 2007, 12:20 PM
I think we're all laughing with you because we've all been there. I've often wondered how many trips we have made to the vet about nothing.

And how many more trips we'll make.

8th January 2007, 02:59 PM
I worked in a vet hospital and dogs would ALWAYS do this!! Scream bloody murder, scare the begesus out of their owners who come in carrying their doog, completely panicked! And then put the dog down and it proceeds to run around without a hint of a limp! :lol: They can be such drama queens and kings sometimes! ESPECIALLY puppies!!

that said - I'VE done this before, too! Even knowing how they can overreact and make you think they're DYING.... I've panicked and brought my dogs in, too. :oops:

Oh dog.... :roll:

8th January 2007, 03:06 PM
:lol: :lol: can't help it .. we love them too much ! icon_whistling

8th January 2007, 05:13 PM
:lol: Yes we dramatize with our babies, but my DH could saw his finger off and I would tell him to put on a bandaid. :lol: :lol:

Cicero's Mummy
8th January 2007, 05:19 PM
Lol... I am a "drama mama." If anything (even the silliest little thing) goes wrong I am straight on the phone with my fil --the vet-- and asking all sorts of questions. Cicero isn't even home yet and I am going crazy! Like, what is the best to feed him, bathe him with, ect ect.

http://tinypic.com/307p2xs.gif Crazy Mama!

Cathy Moon
8th January 2007, 05:43 PM
I've been there too! It's especially expensive when taking them to the emergency vet late at night!! icon_whistling

8th January 2007, 05:50 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: I am thankful that I think first and act later! I am usually the one who is all calm and collected (don't want to stress my babies) and telling everyone else to calm down and stop flapping. I usually take a few deep breaths and maybe ring James or Tom - only when they say 'bring him over now' do I panic and then I really do lose the plot :roll:

I always remember when the neighbour's cat got Maxx's eye. I had just got up and was in my jamas and slippers. I was telling hubby to ring the Vets and tell them what had happened and to make sure there was someone there for me & eldest son to put a cold compress on Maxx's eye whilst youngest son was running clean tea towels under the cold tap.

During this time I was pulling on a pair of jeans and trainers and opening the driveway gates.

It was only after Maxx had been stitched up and sorted out that I began to blubber. Same as when eldest son fell off a chair and split his head open needing over 300 micro stitches in his scalp. I was fine until they said he could go home - then the shock kicks in and I wail :cry*ing: :lol:

8th January 2007, 07:11 PM
I have spent well over 500 euro in the past year on vet bills alone including an overnight night stay in the emergency hosptial - cost of doctor's bills for 2 adults and 2 children for the year - about 50 euro!!!
thankfully we're healthy!

But I also wish the doggies could talk - if they could just say it's a dodgy tummy because of something they ate it would save a whole lot of bother. :p

Cathy T
8th January 2007, 08:34 PM
Oh you silly silly girl ;) I would have done the exact same thing!! Ohhhh...if one's leg was just dangling....they'd be at the vet before they knew what happened. I don't know....I always think if it freaks you out that bad....best get it looked at. It's funny....I can be very calm (like Donna) if it's a human hurt (saw a motorcycle accident, first one on scene, assumed to have lost a limb, totally calm...until the ambulance shows and then I lose it) but when it comes to the puppies I am the worst. I have gotten better over time though.

9th January 2007, 02:18 PM
I'd do the same thing too!!! Couldn't imagine something bad happening to the little guy, better go once too much than not enough! It's better to play sure I think.