Emmett's visit to the vet
Emmett calmly trotted into the place without hesitation, which is saying something. At our current vet he cries and pulls and hides. He wants nothing to do with the place. You get your balls chopped off one time and apparently it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Or so I assume...seeing as I don't have balls to lose.
The receptionist came out and played with Emmett and he shared as many puppy kisses with her as he could. Amazing.
On the other hand it wasn't going perfectly for us, but that may be because our current vet never told us that we needed to pick up Emmett's x-rays to take in. Fail.
Emmett loved everyone there...except the doctor. But that may be because he had to pull and prod. Never fun for hurt puppy. Then they deiced to just take their own x-rays, which honestly we are fine with, because they are high tech and load them onto a computer...so they can actually send them other places with a lot more ease.
Then something even more amazing happened, the doctor actually talked to us and told us exactly what was going on and in terms we could understand. Whereas our personal vet and its doctors have been less than helpful. As in...the current doctor who treats him the most hadn't looked at the x-rays, never really told us what to expect, and never gave us options. Nothing. Suddenly this vet that we had been going to for two years was beginning to suck. So total shock when we were actually getting answers from this new vet.
Our vet made him go from bad, to okay, to worse, to dire.
Today's vet let us know that we could ride it out for a bit with what we are currently doing and by adding some things to our routine. Then he discussed the more major treatments (surgeries). We will have to do surgery, we just have to decided which will work best for us.
Honestly it's great to know that we can wait for a bit, which allows us to save for his hip replacement. And at a wopping $5000 for ONE hip, we're going to need to save. The doctor also gave us info for vets to look into for our coming move.
On a geek note, we got to play with the metal implant to see what it looks like and how it works. Pretty sure Nate would have pocketed it, to play with, if he could.
Oh, and when we went to pay...we realized that they didn't make us pay for the x-ray. Truly amazing and kind of them.
I feel better about all of this, knowing that we did nothing to cause this and that we have more options than what we were first given. On the other hand this great visit is making me give major side eye to our current vet. We're rather happy that we'll only have to deal with them for a few more months.