Phyrie wrote:Hi Deborah,
I have another suggestion, if you don't mind. The talk about cold, and Oliver at 1:00 a.m. and things you need to ask the doctor...
May I suggest you start a list of all things you want to ask the doctor? I know that when an issue arises, we say, "Oh, we'll have to ask the doctor about that." but when we get in to see the doctor, things tend to leave our control and we forget that we are the dog's advocate and end up feeling like bobble-headed ignoramuses, nodding and agreeing, and forgetting what we needed to know.
I find that a list of all questions does a few things for me.
It lets the doctor know right away that I am there to DISCUSS my dog's condition, not only be told what he thinks.
It keeps me on track. If I'm at the vet and I'm sidetracked by a discussion about fleas, my list helps me get back to real issue.
It reminds me of times and dates of symptoms. A comprehensive list of these kinds of things can be valuable to a vet.
It is a record of my dog's life. If he decides not to eat today, or didn't want to play yesterday, this might be of value too.
I am so wishing for a great outcome for you and Oliver. You are a very gracious lady (yes, I read what you said to the boxermama) and I hope you can use any help I can offer.
Oliver's Mummy wrote: It's my older son's birthday today and Oliver seemed to sense it was a "party day" and was very happy to help unwrap presents and I think was distracted from his own issues for a bit.
I too bet that health teacher was male LOL
Again, I appreciate you all so much and I'll never stop saying it. Deborah & Oliver xo
Wet beard kisses -they just sound delightful.
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