I got a good-news call early this morning from Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists – Mae was being released today. They asked when I wanted to come get her and I responded "How early can I come?"
I rushed down there and waited in the lobby for about a half hour – yes I was that early.
While I was there, a young lady came in with a relatively unconscious golden retriever who went right into the Intensive Care group in the Internal Medicine department. Another lady sat waiting to pick up her dachshund who had back surgery that week. Also in the waiting room, sat a lady with her bird – GC also has an avian division. I must say, it gives me comfort to know that there is such a wealth of veterinary knowledge just a few miles from my house. This is one of the premier veterinary specialty facilities in the country and it’s just a short drive from me!! We are very lucky to have availability to these surgeons!!
Here’s Miss Mae with Dr. Lockwood, one of the vets that watched over her while she was in recovery. Mae has a lot of nasal discharge and sounds like she has a huge cold, but it’s just the effects of the surgery.
Gulf Coast is very thorough with discharge instructions. And, they send you home with quite a bit of information on how to deal with different situations.
Of course, this was the unpleasant part of the day. Ahhh. Mae’s bill was a page and a half long and totaled $2900. Right now, Mae has received just under $1300 for this surgery, so we made that payment, but we still need another $1300 to pay off the bill!!
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Thanks to the following for their donations to date. If I’ve missed someone, please email me at email@example.com.
Deborah Bettes, Diane Perry, Marilyn Radler, Barbara Grabell, Mike and Joyce Tate, Anna Dee Lastick, Doug Cameron, Wendy Barnum, Michael Oyaski, Lisa Schwartz, Joan Samara, Christine Hutchinson, Janet Bello, Rosemary Cody, Jeanette Flexer, Margaret Lubke, Mary & Davis Arnette, Rick Brezik, Kathy Brooks, Martha Kendall Holmes, Denise Castles, Kim Williams, Jeff Helton, Rosemary Cody.
This publicity Miss Mae has received since we’ve had to raise so much money for her has even resulted in quite a few offers to adopt her. So, as soon as her little head is healthy again, she’ll be able to go to a forever home.
You all are just wonderful. With the economy in the shape that it is, you still give so very generously for these little fluffs! Wow, that’s all I can say!