Friday, April 17, 2015

Emergency Vet Visit

Brulee had an unexpected trip to the vet yesterday.  She's been having a little tummy trouble and had been vomiting a few times the last couple of weeks.  Mom Paula decided it was time to get her checked out, so she put Brulee into Truffle's Sleepypod and off they went.  Brulee appeared to like the Sleepypod, but Mom Paula became concerned when she looked over and saw Brulee was shivering.  Brulee is usually very calm in the car.  Mom Paula unzipped the top of the Sleepypod a little bit and began petting Brulee and Brulee stopped shaking.  Mom Paula was really concerned.
Brulee

There were a lot of woofies in the waiting room yesterday morning, but we didn't have to wait too long to get back in the examining room.  Once we were in the room and Mom Paula unzipped the Sleepypod, Brulee stepped right out and began winning over the vet tech.  Brulee stepped right onto the scales and weighed a svelte 8 pounds (down 0.13 pound from September).  Brulee's temperature was normal, so that was a good sign.
Brulee wonders why Mom Paula hates the scale so much!

Since Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital needed to "work in" Brulee, we didn't get to see Dr. Keisler like we usually do.  We saw one of the newer vets, Dr. McKinnon.  She immediately complimented Brulee and stated that she wasn't what she expected to see when she walked in the room.  She said Brulee was bright-eyed and moving around and curious.  She checked Brulee's tummy and didn't feel anything unusual.  She said  Brulee was a little dehydrated.  She said she thought Brulee may have eaten something that didn't agree with her tummy, but she'd feel better getting some blood work and x-rays done since Brulee had been vomiting a few times in the last couple of weeks.  Mom Paula agreed because she wanted to make sure Brulee was okay.

Mom Paula wasn't allowed to go into the back room with them.  The vet explained that they try to keep people away from the radiation of the x-rays.  Mom Paula reluctantly agreed and felt like she was in the examining room forever before they brought Brulee back in.  The vet tech said Brulee was wonderful and calm during the tests.  Dr. McKinnon told Mom Paula to give her some anti-nausea medicine for a couple of days and to eat a couple of cans of the Hills ID food.  Brulee was given a shot for nausea and some Sub-Q fluids.  The vet said the results should be in later that afternoon.  Mom Paula stayed at home with Brulee all day to watch her and wait for the phone call.  Dr. McKinnon called about 8:30 pm and said the bloodwork was great and the x-rays were normal.  She said to watch Brulee and to bring her back in if there were any more problems.  Even though the visit and tests costs over $600 (which we really don't have to spare), Mom Paula said it was worth it to make sure Brulee was okay.

Brulee was so relaxed at the vet's office and we're so relieved she's okay.

22 comments:

  1. Brulee, you even look great relaxing on the exam table!
    We're so glad you're not sick.
    XOXO

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  2. I'm so glad the vet didn't find anything wrong with Brulee - even if it was a pricey visit!

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  3. Our vet was over today to see Merlin so I can commiserate. So happy Brulee is okay.

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  4. Thank goodness the vet didn't find anything wrong with Brulee - gosh your vet is expensive but it's best to be sure.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. We are sorry Brulee was not feeling well.
    WE are glad the Vet did not find anything serious.
    We purr you feel better soon Brulee.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  6. Brulee, we're sorry you had to go to the v-e-t. But we're glad you checked out okay. We hope your tummy feels better and you stop worrying Mom Paula.

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  7. We're glad Brulee is okay, after that scary (more for Mom Paula) vet visit. Our human knows all about the high vet bills, but yes, it's worth it in the end to know all is okay. Purrs.

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  8. We are glad you are okay. I hope you are not vomiting any longer!

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  9. I am glad Brulee is OK, sorry your pocketbook isn't :(

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  10. Purrs for Brulee - we are glad everything seems okay.

    Our Mom feels the same way about scale as yours :)

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  11. We understand -- we did that this week with Ping, Nearly the same thing with X-rays and blood work and thankfully we found nothing wrong. But of course our wallet is much lighter too. Glad Brulee is doing better. Purrs

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  12. We hope you are feeling all better soon, Brulee. We know that is a lot of toonas to spend but we understand. Better to be safe than sorry!

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  13. Even though it was an expensive visit, we are so happy that Brulee is fine. And we know you feel so much better knowing she is okay!

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  14. You did well at the vet, Brulee, and we're glad you're not sick ! Purrs

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  15. We sure hope Brulee is all better soon. Such a good girl.

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  16. so glad that she is ok!!!! You should look into Care Credit. I have that and it is a Godsend! (we also have pet insurance and I think you do too?)

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    1. Just got Care Credit last month and have Trupanion Pet insurance. Waiting to see how much they will pay.

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  17. I am glad that Brulee is okay and hope she feels better now.

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  18. Very happy to hear that everything checked out fine with Brulee. Peace of mind sure can be expensive though, can't it?

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  19. Brulee, only YOU could make a vet visit look GLAM! :-)

    We're glad all is well!

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