Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Best Laid Plans

The vet didn't get back to me.
Apparently there was an emergency and she was called out.
The receptionist fielded my annoyance as deftly as I have done with relatives at work.
Time to take a deep breath .
" I 'll pass your message on" the receptionist told me.
I bit my lip.
I'm juggling things today, Mary is at the groomers, I've just  given a neighbour a lift to the doctor and I have to find blooming daffodils from fucking somewhere as I have promised to plant out some tubs at The Prof's University this afternoon ( its St David's day tomorrow!) .
Meanwhile Winnie remains confined to the kitchen.
Second day of antibiotics
And she's just eaten a chicken dinner.

50 comments:

  1. it's hard to wait on others. smooches to winnie and {{{{{hugs}}}}} to you.

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  2. It's a good sign if she's eating.

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  3. supermarket potted daffs? Morrisons -if available -are not expensive, good luck with Winnie, been there, done that, vet said, after op - 'she's fine, you need a drink!'

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about Winnie and the pyometra. Hopefully the antibiotics are working their magic. Poor girl!

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  5. Nothing wrong with her appetite then - that's a very good sign.
    Would now be the time to instruct those at the Prof's University, the art of planting out their own daffodil bulbs - surely it's not beyond them?
    Take a breather if you can John, and hopefully you'll be able to enjoy to the full the pleasure of a beautifully groomed Mary. Hugs to you all, and an extra special one to you and Winnie.

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  6. A quick trip at night to the local park for municipal daffodils?

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  7. Is what you so colourfully call "fucking somewhere" in fact Rhyl?

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  8. Take time and take care of yourself,

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  9. One step in front of the other and a lot of continued prayers from your friends will get you through today.

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  10. Sorry to hear about Winnie's wee troubles - hope she is fighting fit again soon. xx

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  11. So frustrating when you are waiting for a call back that never comes. Glad to hear Winnie has an appetite, though! -Jenn (What is St. David's Day?)

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  12. Haven't "Jacksons" got any daffs ? Hope Winnie's on the mend soon. Keep us all posted on her progress and try & look after yourself xxx

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  13. Keeping busy will help to take your mind off things for a while. Supermarkets should hopefully have some ready made daffodil arrangements? Fingers crossed for Winnie. So glad she is eating. x

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  14. Don't they pay gardeners to do that sort of thing at the university?

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    2. My thought exactly!

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    3. Planters get moved around depending on " need"

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  15. Oh, John. If I were there I'd buy you a Scotch egg....and a couple of drinks.

    Hoping Winnie is responding well to the antibiotic and will better soon. ❤

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  16. Oh, John. If I were there I'd buy you a Scotch egg....and a couple of drinks.

    Hoping Winnie is responding well to the antibiotic and will better soon. ❤

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  17. Antibiotics . . . do your thing!

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  18. I'm glad she's got a hearty appetite, that's good!

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  19. Sending wishes for a positive outcome for Winnie. xx

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  20. Just to allay your fears little bit - my dad had a mare with pyometra and I helped the vet suction out buckets and buckets and buckets of pus and with antibiotics Pippin recovered very well indeed. I am sure Winnie will show her true bulldog spirit.

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  21. Poor Winnie. Never hear of that. Hope she heals quickly.

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  22. I'd be staying in with Winnie as much as possible.
    Time for the Uni to fend for themselves re daff arrangements! X

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  23. They may all be academics but that doesn't mean they've lost the use of their hands does it? Even I can manage to plant bulbs without chipping a well manicured nail.

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  24. Hope all go well with Winnie - keep us updated please.

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  25. The pyo is open, so you have more time than if it was closed. I know that doesn't excuse the doctors lack of getting back to you. Even if I am busy, I always have my staff get in touch with the owner and let them know what the plan is, and that I will call as soon as I am free. Use your wonderful personal skills to let the doctor know this is not acceptable and that they have a support staff for a reason. No fun feeling like you and your pet are left twisting. Good luck to you and Winnie. Remember-hydrate, hydrate, hydrate-to help flush the system.

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  26. Now's the time to spoil her sweet self.... sounds like chicken dinner is a good start!!

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  27. Patience and judgement...the longest four letter words in the world! Good luck. Hope Winnie is getings better.

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  28. Ooh dear.
    Pyometra is the one disease that I dreaded seeing when I worked in the vet field.
    I would be sure to keep in touch with the clinic, and let them know it is paramount for the Vet to return your call.
    Sending sweet girl Winnie lots of hugs and well wishes.
    ~Jo

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  29. Hugs to Winnie. Glad she's managing to tuck into chicken dinners!

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  30. Winnie, get well soon.

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  31. So pleased that Winnie is eating. I had a young Labrador bitch with Pyometra who was not responding as well as hoped to the anti-biotics and a deadline was set for good improvement or surgery. The young Vet in the practice suggested giving her the best live yogurt that we could find in the hope that when she cleaned herself some of the good stuff might find it's way to the infected area, will never know if it helped or not, but we did this and anointed her with the stuff externally too, she did recover well, had youth on her side too, we would have tried anything at that stage! We were able to have her spayed when she regained her strength.

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  32. I'm sure you feel even more annoyed because you worry about your girl. Take that deep breath and carry on. Winnie ...get better quickly. xo

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  33. It's so very hard when they don't return calls, sending both of you positive thoughts.

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  34. I hate when they say they will call. You have been waiting for a good while now, like a day ...
    Good that she has an appetite.

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  35. Fingers and toes crossed. For Winnie and for you.

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  36. DAMMIT - we're ALL WAITING to hear back from her! I hope you find those bulbs - I suggest you "let your fingers do the talking" (remember that? It was a advertisement to encourage people to use the telephone!!) and ring around garden centres before you go on a wild goose chase. Hope Winnie responds to the meds soon.

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  37. So glad to hear that she is eating and I hope that you hear something from the vet soon. I know you must be so worried. Thinking of you and Winnie.

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  38. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees-in other words first things first which in this case is Winnie. Give the university a heads up, I'm sure their vast resources of personnel can find someone to step up-they will if it is important to them and if they don't then you'll be glad you stayed home with Winnie instead of running around for a bunch of ingrates.

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  39. John, sorry to hear Winnie is ill. I hope she get better soon. At least she is eating. That's a plus. Prayers going up!

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  40. That sounds just awful for your poor girl! I hope she is okay and that the vet calls back ASAP.
    MissFifi

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  41. How upsetting. My vets text now, it makes things much more reliable and efficient.
    If you do the flower tubs I d love to see them...

    lizzy

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  42. sometimes I think you are superman!

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  43. So hard to keep focused on day to day stuff when you have big worries about Winnie. At least she is getting the benefit of the antibiotic to support her fighting the infection (Bella was on 5 days of AB prior to her opp from her 1st consultation initially for a rotten tooth after a thorough health check thats what led to the ultrasound)
    You probably know that IV fluids during procedures on dogs is a great support & less stressful on them under anesthetic. .not commonly applied though due to additional cost.
    Keep strong ..its great she is eating

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  44. Breathing in......breathing out

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  45. As has already been said, at least Winnie's appetite hasn't left her. Chin up John..and Winnie, keep eating girl xx

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  46. I always get my daffodils from fucking somewhere. They have the best selection.

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  47. It's goood to hear Winnie is eating. The daffodils 🌼 will be lovely! Your so thoughtful John. We've had daffodils already coming up. Winters aren't cold like they use to be. Climate change is affecting us all. Washington is snubbing the idea with the new administration. Sigh. Hugs and kisses to all babies. Gabby

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