If you can't tell already...this ain't going to be Wordless today! ;-D
Well, this morning I had the big Annual Exam at the V-E-T and let's just say, it didn't go as well as Domeek and I had hoped :-/ but we'll get to that...
To begin with, we got to the Dogtor's a little early, even though the traffic was horrendous (hehehe, Domeek used a few other words to say that), so we hoped out of the car and took a little walkie and markie!
Then it was off to see my Vet friends! First off, I was "ooooo'd" and "awwww'd" at by the lovely receptionists, yeah, my puppy charms still work on them! ;-) Then I had my weight taken ... 13.5 pounds, at which point Domeek obnoxiously states that I feel a whole lot heavier than that, (Pft, raspberries to you Domeek!) but everyone said that I was a great weight! :-)
Then we waited and waited and waited! Unfortunately there were two emergency cases that came in during my appointment, so we were almost an hour cooped up in that little exam room...I couldn't stop trying to look underneath the door to see what everyone was doing! Yes, I'm a nosy little dude!
Finally Dr. Jones came in to see me...woohoo...then the exam started and I desperately wanted him to leave! :-(
Besides getting my annual vaccines and a heart worm test, Domeek told the Dogtor that she's noticed some allergy issues during the last couple of weeks (sniffly, coughing, and red, ichy eyes) so she wanted to have those checked out. Well, it's no surprise, but I definitely have allergies...we have no clue to what's causing it, but hopefully with the pills that I've been given they will go away in a couple of weeks! Dr. Jones also saw that my eyelids roll in a bit, so that is why I constantly have tear stains on my cheeks and it's also why I can't clear the pollen right now! Considering that my case isn't drastic or dangerous, he said that I could have cosmetic surgery to fix it or I could just deal with the tear stains...so, that's what we'll do!
Then, Domeek brought up my past "knee problem"...since I haven't been limping or messing with it, she just wanted to make sure that agility wasn't aggravating it. :-( Well, it turns out...that I'm a really good actor! Apparently my knee hasn't gotten any better and, in fact, has gotten worse! Dr. Jones kept on moving it and showing that the patella didn't pop back it by itself automatically (see the image below, my knee is like #5), he did this a bunch of times, then had the audacity to claim that I no longer wanted him to touch my leg...well, duh, dude!! Let me pop your knee back and forth a bunch of times and see if you want me to touch you too! :-/ Hm?!
So, it figures, I'm destined for surgery! Now, it's not an emergency case, but he thinks that I should get it done as soon as possible to make sure that I don't do any further damage to the side of my groove, which might cause a longer surgery! :-/ I just have to say "this blows!" cause I thought that I was doing a great job faking it!! I have to go back for a follow-up in 2 weeks, so we'll be discussing the whole thing then!
|Feeling sorry for myself post needle jabs!|
The good - I don't have to stop doing agility class before surgery and besides allergies, I'm as healthy as an ox!
The bad - well...my knee and now I'm having tummy issues after my vaccines!
Don't get me wrong, lots of pups have way more and worse problems than me; I'm lucky, cause after surgery my knee shouldn't give me problems (hopefully)...but for tonight at least, it still blows! :-(
So there you all are!! I just hope that next year's annual is way less stressful!!