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December 11, 2017 – First (of many) trips to Best of Best Vet Hospital

January 7th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

December 11, 2017

Cream Puff is deteriorating rapidly. She limps badly now, and falls over occasionally when her leg won’t support her. She hides all day. A week ago she had a slight limp. How could this happen in a week? Is this what an ‘aggressive’ cancer is?

I drove to U. C. Davis Veterinary Hospital for our appointment. It was at 10:30 and it was a long, traffic-clogged drive with Kitty crying all the way. I got in the parking lot at 10:15 AM. But I parked in the wrong place. Actually, I had a wonderful spot in the right place. But the sign said that I had to check in at building A. So I lugged the cat carrier to Building A. It turned out I should have gone to Building B. I was worn out by the time I got her there, and I had to turn around and carry her back to where I started. It was the first of many disappointments.

My appointment turned out to be for next Monday, not today. How could I have misunderstood? They had first made an appointment in Emergency for today, but I was changed to Oncology a week from today. I got the time change, but not the date change. I was upset, so Raymond the coordinator talked to me. He said he would call me at the next cancellation. I was bitterly disappointed and Cream Puff and I went home. She cried the whole way. She spoke for both of us.

I spent the rest of the day working at the computer and ignoring that Cream Puff was in pain. But Raymond really did call. I had thought that he was trying to get rid of me. He was kind. I have an appointment tomorrow at 3 PM. I will have to drive to U. C. Davis during rush hour but I don’t really care.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • kazann

    I’m sorry to hear that you took a trip that wasn’t necessary. Let’s turn this into a positive thought that you’ll meet the best oncologist who Cream Puff will learn to love. Another positive thought – there have been other cats her with osteosarcoma, had their leg amputated, and lived a number of years longer. Have a safe trip tomorrow. Hugs,

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona, tripawd for 3.5 years

  • Super Stu!

    Hi a Mum and Cream Puff (what a beautiful name!)
    I am so sorry that you had a terrible run around at the vets… murphy’s Law right?!
    How is Cream Puff doing now? How are you doing?!
    Sending through lots of hugs and chin rubs for your precious girl.
    From Petra, Stewie and his Pride Of kittens xxx

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