TWO PAWS UP FOR TIGGER
Posted by PIXIKU to Community, Jan 6, 2010 8:24am
In prayer and I, and others, could sure use a grief show on dealing with grief after losing a beloved pet. We were told yesterday that our Collie Mix likely won't make it. Tiggs was returned twice to shelter & hospital he's at looks very similar and he hung his head down when admitted. I truly believe he was in doggie shock thinking being returned after all these years as has never spent night away from home since adopted years ago besides when returned to shelter from two previous adopters. He lived at doggie homeless shelter a year before we adopted him.
I feel enormous grief that rimadyl he was taking likely caused the bulk of his problems then ON TOP OF THAT even though we BOTH said we didn't think a good idea... We said he wasn't due for flea treatment till Monday and hadn't seen any fleas yet they insisted they saw one. Tiggs is an indoor dog. ER gave him a pill for fleas "cause funny to staff when fleas jump off dogs and they enjoy watching." I don't see the logic of giving a dog a pill never has taken who first went to that ER with an adverse reaction to tramadol (spelling (?) pain killer) Friday then rimadyl shot the next day, Saturday, when Tiggs doesn't want to eat. A pill for fleas so now (since next day after pill) Tiggs has diarrhea w/blood & pale gums too. Tiggs wasn't suppose to have anything else until Sunday morning and then ONLY his antibiotic.
I don't see the logic if buy sonogram pictures yesterday the doctor says hopeless that he went on and did biopsy apsirations IF doesn't recommend treatment it would require since toxic to liver & kidneys. Then WHY not have just told us that day one instead of running up $4,000 to give Tiggs a flea pill to add diarrhea to his list of problems and do biopsies when sonogram spleen picture looked hopeless and treatment not recommended. I see no logic beyond running up bills out of their curiosity and amusement of "fleas jumping off dogs" not ours or Tigger's benefit.
It just seems like common sense is missing and if non-veterinarians interject common sense that it is condescended to like Robin McGraw said she'd been done by medical doctors when seeking care for her sons since she herself wasn't in medical profession. Thank God for y'all beginning the trend of demanding a doctor who listens to you. Sadly, poor timing for Tigger that all this happened over Happy New Year weekend holidays w/o continuity of care.
I feel ENORMOUS GRIEF like I let down Tigger when my NO not accepted by doctor about flea pill that can cause pale gums & diarrhea even though doctor said had no side effects. I didn't have Google and just common sense told me not a good idea so now Tiggs ON TOP OF EVERYTHING else has pale gums and diarrhea since taking. *tears* G2G PRAYER CHAIN FOR TIGGS FOR A MIRACLE... or, at least, to please come home so he his last thoughts aren't he was returned like he was twice before we adopted him. That's how he looks... shattered/orphaned. I'm devastated.