Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:49 pm

Oh my god, that made me start crying. Poor Rowan. Poor you. #@&*#$ vet.

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Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:49 pm

Arg. I hear your pain.

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Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:50 pm

That's terrible. I don't even know what to say.

What else could the vet have possibly been thinking?


Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:52 pm

Effing shit...

...what, what, what?

Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:52 pm

Oh, Chary, I am so sorry! That is simply awful.

Get on your bike.

Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:55 pm

Communication is a fine art. This sucks.


Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:56 pm

Jesus! You're kidding!!!
Oh, I'm so sorry. And I hope you get reimbursed for the euthanasia and all costs related. Stupid shit.


Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:09 pm

Murphy's Law, with a vengeance.

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Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:19 pm

What the heck? What else do they think we want with the lumps? As if just opening them and looking would help!!! GRR!!!!!!

If a tech made such a stupid mistake they'd get fired.

Shit!!! Now I'm crying over Rowan all over again... poor Rowan, he tried to save the other pigs by giving them a diagnosis.

What about Phyllis's lumps? Did those at least get a culture done? Please say yes! Please say they were that incredibly stupid that they didn't send off those either!

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Post   » Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:26 pm

Oh no! I would be so pissed with that vet right now. I am just dumbfounded...he has a big "L" on his forehead too!


Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:55 am

I'm beyond upset. I'm very close to having a nervous breakdown.


Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:47 am

Breathe in. Breathe out.
Try not to cling on too tightly to things which are completely out of your control.
Repeat, as needed. especially the breathing part.

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Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:42 am

Good grief.


Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:50 am

ARGGGHHHH! That is terrible! What the heck was that vet thinking! Does he have any common sense??????? Most vets would have sent those lumps out for a culture to get a definitive diagnosis! I hope you give him a good piece of you mind, whether in person, on the phone or in writing!

Hang in there, Charybdis! It's not your fault that the vet made this major and stupid error!

<still shaking my head in disbelief over the stupidity of the vet>


Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:15 am

I know this is none of my business, but maybe it is time to find another vet. There must be some generous vets out there who would be willing to donate some of their time to help the rescue and who would also be willing to sell meds at cost, perform medical procedures at a very reduced rate, etc. ! (I understand that they have expenses, too, but money isn't everything!)

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Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 7:28 am

Did the vet make some kind of determination based on "looking at them"? I mean why would he have even bothered to do that? But anyway, you are the customer and he should have done what you told him to do!

I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:29 am

Oh man. I can't believe this. The nightmare continues. Chary, I'm so very sorry! Why would he ever think you wanted to euthanize a pig that was doing fine? Lumps, yes, but still eating and things.

What an extreme screw-up. Drinking helps, for a time.

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Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:17 pm

Probably best to also write a letter, especially on the point of getting money back for anything. Because most vets save all the letters they get for quite some time, and then he'd remember and hopefully not make the same stupid mistake twice.

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Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:23 pm

He basically charged us next to nothing considering he did a surgery, a cytology, and a euthanasia. I think trying to get money back is not the way to go. I do think that going to another vet for less than routine things like this (i.e. Dr. Kanfer) might be a good idea although it would cost more.

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Post   » Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:28 pm

Did he at least do the cytology though? Even if he didn't send the lumps out for a culture at the lab... he at least did the cytology right?

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