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Old 06-27-2012, 11:01 AM
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Isn't it awesome when someone at the vet's office LIKES your pup? It's silly really but it makes you feel so good! Hugs!
I know!! We have used this vet for many years(he is a relaxed individual who never has a problem answering ?'s or calling you back)...the gal that usually is on the front desk is a spaz at times(and she has been there for like 25 yrs)...now I know you don't know everyone and the pet personally, but wouldn't you think if you have been a regular of late, that when you call in and say I'm Jayne N calling about Shadow, that she wouldn't say to you..'oh, Shadow is a cat right'.... I have done receptionist work, and believe me, you could almost tell who someone was on the other end of the phone just by their voice if they called often, or even remember their name! Oh well, this tech loves her some Shadow, and I like it when she is around. I know they ALL treat him well, (it is a friendly environment and not a gigantic office) she is just so personable and you 'feel' her if you know what I'm saying
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 AM
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Totally get that! Since we now spend way too much time there, the staff knows me on sight and when I call, I just say 'hank's mom' and they know exactly who I am! LOL It's not a huge office...four vets total and I like them all very much! Don't think I've met anyone there that I didn't like or who wasn't able to answer my questions or wouldn't go out of their way to find the answers. I guess I've been absolutely lucky over the years while moving around to have found great vets wherever we went.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:01 PM
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Shadow had his vets visit and was such a good boy! His weight is down just a bit, but nothing unordinary, it fluxuates a lb or 2 either direction. As always, the vet proclaims his 'ticker' as sounding good

They called today and the doc was pleased with his test results!! Says he is doing well and if no problems arise, doesnt need to see him for 6 months...which isn't entirely true we are going to get his innoculations from spring done while he is doing pretty good. So, 6/10 is the day for those, hope that all goes good!!

I bought some thicker lancets today instead of the ultra-thin, to try and test him more regularly. His girlfriend tech told me to try his pad on his foot, but he has never been too fond of anyone touching his paws... so I'm not thinking that is a good idea.

Thanks for all the direction and I'm trying to become better at testing

P.S. to Shellie...the vet tech that loves him walked him to the car for me, as I had 2 cases of canned food to lug to the car, and she (who has known us far-less time then Ms. Receptionist) wished me a good day, and called me by name She had her 'Shadow' time and made over him...and boy, he grooves on that
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:03 PM
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excellent news! too funny about knowing his name!
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:51 PM
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Good to hear
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:59 PM
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Oh that's awesome! Hank also has a favorite vet tech who we don't get to see very often since she works in the back most of the time but was caring for him during his ketone/diagnosis hospital stay. Apparantly, he was in a cage that most folks walk past and he got lots of attention! LOL But as I've said, most of the folks there are so awesome and so good with Hank that I never worry over that aspect when he or the girls have to go there.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:17 AM
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Great news. It is always good to get good results! Shadow must be a charmer for sure.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:09 PM
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Hi everyone...haven't been around much...we were in AZ for 2 weeks, and while there, hurricane Sandy decided to take a detour through our little town and we suffered some damage, which we are now dealing with. Nothing that displaced us or is as devastating as many that have been affected, but a minor inconvenience when compared to others. Waiting on a contractor to come by tomorrow to see if the repairs needed will jive with the insurance adjusters assessment. I'm sure it will drag on, but thankfully, so far the insurance company has been quick to respond and for that we are thankful.

Shadow is doing quite well, and he had a stay-with family stay-cation while we were in AZ. He did very well with his sitters and was good for them with injections etc. LOL...I typed up a full page of this and that scenarios and instructions to leave behind felt it was better to put it all down on a piece of paper then try to explain it all and then they have questions or just think 'what did she say to do?'....we missed him, but he was well taken care of. I was a little nervous leaving him, not that he wouldn't be well taken care of, but just the amount of extra care he now requires and asking someone to do it! He has always stayed with them, just not with his new found condition. This was our first time leaving him since his diagnosis...he even went on an overnight trip to our inlaws beach home so they could check on possible hurricane damage, which fortunately there was none and he did fine! He was quite the center of attention, he had to spend 1 night back here at the house, and our son came and stayed with him that night. The inlaws who sit him had their son and family visiting and their dog and Shadow do NOT get along at all.

Hope everyone's four footed kids are doing well...I see Hank has some issues, Shellie, hope his vet visit goes well!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:02 AM
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I was beginning to wonder where little Shadow had run off to! LOL Glad you are ok in the storm. It was pretty bad for so many that it sounds like you got off lucky! Wasn't bad here but Hank would NOT go out for the entire day, thought for sure his bladder would explode.

Sounds like he had fun while you were away...except for the other doggie part. Center of attention is a good place to be! Glad all is going well! Hugs! And belly rubs to shadow!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:35 AM
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Really pleased to hear that shadow is doing well, Jayne, and sorry about the damage to your home in the storm, Looked very scary on our TV coverage, so glad you are all ok and hope your house gets mended soon and life gets back to normal.
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