Wednesday, February 27, 2013
good morning, all. well--missed blogging on tuesday--started out the morning okay, then dorijane had another painful episode. a series of events that culminated in my being very upset--with this to top it off. it was nearly 8 am so i hopped in the car and headed to the vet so i could talk face to face with someone.
we have had some very painful experiences with vets in the past. it has resulted in my overthinking and worrying and having serious trust issues with the people that i hire to care for my animals. our trip to see the neurologist at purdue was not exceptionally great (in contrast to the last experience we had) and a very strange and counter productive conversation with the vet i had used previously for acupuncture had me on edge to begin with; then dorijane went down again and that was the end of my composure for the day. fortunately for me--our regular vet clinic that we use now is staffed by 4 exceptional vets as well as a wonderful tech and office staff. they understand and honor on the deepest of levels the bond between people and their pets. when i came flying in the door asking to speak to one of the doctors; no one acted like it was odd--they listened to me and got dr. gayle right away. dr. gayle is the newest dr. in the practice. she took care of my little stray kitties, and has seen dorijane once, but she is the least familiar vet to us. even so, she listened to me carefully and talked to me honestly and kindly. gave me a muscle relaxer for dorijane and then promised to make some inquiries for me in case we needed to find a second neurologist. about an hour after i got home she was calling back with all the info she had promised, and she talked to me some more. i am certain she had plenty of other things to do, but she made time for me and for an animal that she didn't see on a regular basis because she cared and wanted to help. i know that all of the drs. there would have done the same. you can't measure how valuable people like this are--i was in a panic but i felt able to go there and do something out of the ordinary because i knew i would be understood and helped--not treated like some big pain in the rear.
anyway--by the time i got home, dorijane was up and wagging her tail--like nothing had ever happened. got some time in on the elliptical and even worked on a painting and some mosaic. i think for the time being i will concentrate on mosaic--my mind is way to unsettled to paint!