It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. At the end of January I noticed that there was blood in Zoey’s urine so I administered her anti-inflammatory medication for three days thinking that this was another FLUTD flare-up. It seemed like things were getting back to normal when, last night, I noticed blood again. Then, this morning, Zoey seemed a little lethargic so I knew it was time to see the doctor. I got her into the vet this evening and, to my surprise (and dismay), there was bacteria in her urine. So, she’s on a two-week course of oral antibiotics and her urine is off to the lab for yet another urine culture. Happy Valentine’s Day to her…us.
I spent a lot of time thinking today about doctors and veterinary medicine and concluded that my relationships with my veterinarians are some of the most important human relationships I have. I feel a strong connection with the professionals who care for my babies and, especially, those who respect my opinion, my personal expertise, and my time. I am truly grateful for open-minded, friendly doctors who practice high quality medicine and care about the animals they serve. Zoey was an excellent patient today and we had an all-around positive (albeit expensive) visit.
In hindsight: I should have gone to vet school. Ahh….hindsight.