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Molly's Tricycle Adventure

Molly Is Gone

April 14th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Uncategorized

Molly had a successful surgery, and was doing well until later afternoon. Being a greyhound, she had clotting issues though we did treat her with meds beforehand and during to offset that. We said our goodbyes just a short time ago, and are heartbroken.  4-8-2011 to 4-13-18


Day Before, part 2

April 12th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Molly got to share her car ride and vet visit with one of her feline housemates, Charlie. Charlie has been “inappropriately eliminating” on my daughter’s clothing in her bedroom, and the litter box has been a bit more full lately. So when I messaged the vet to see how they test a cat for a UTI (we know nothing about cats – we’ve only been dog people for 20+ years), she said I should bring them both in.

Molly got her patch on with no problems. Charlie has now been diagnosed with diabetes – his sugars were over 500 – and we’re waiting for a urine culture to come back before we decide if there is an infection too. <sigh> Vet decided we could wait on the twice-daily injections he will need, and not start them while we’re also dealing with the first few days of post-op care for Molly.

When I stopped at the pharmacy to pick up the fentanyl patch, they could not find the other prescription for Molly (Amicar). Vet called it in on Saturday, pharmacy guy called Sunday to said they had to order it, but it would be there Tuesday. Today – not a trace of the prescription. So I told the vet this, and she called in another prescription for it. Of course, they can order it and it will be in tomorrow afternoon.  Vet says maybe we should postpone surgery because she wants to be sure we take all necessary precautions. But after moving our work schedules and everything else around to accommodate the surgery and post-op care for our Molly girl, I was aggravated to say the least. After leaving the vet, coming back home, and eating lunch, I was a bit calmer and I decided to call the pharmacy. Since it is a large chain pharmacy, I politely asked them to check with their other stores within an hour’s driving time to see if any of them had it in stock. Luckily, a store about 5 minutes away has 12 of the 15 pills, so I will pick them up shortly.  Whew!

Such a roller coaster today! Kind of glad Charlie was there at the vet to take my mind of the enormity of why we were there. His constant meowing and antics distracted both Molly and I.


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Tomorrow’s The Big Day

April 12th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Tomorrow at this time Molly will be at the vet and I will be at work – trying to concentrate.

Tuesday I took Molly to the vet to pick up her prescription for the Fentanyl patch. She came in with me, and the vet came out to give her lots of kisses. I told her that Molly was looking forward to her “spa day” on Friday, and the vet said to Molly that she was going to trim her nails….very, very short.

After that, we went to the pet store to try and find some super-yummy treats. After much exploring and sniffing, we decided that the hot dogs and braunschweiger at home were better than anything there.

Today she goes in around lunch time to have her patch put on. Not sure what to expect after that – maybe drowsiness? Hoping to take her for one final 4-legged walk before we go. A nice, slow one where she can take all the time sniffing that she wants.


Happy Birthday Molly!

April 9th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Bittersweet day today. Molly turned 7. All I could think about was how this is going to be her last birthday on 4 legs. She looks at me with such trusting eyes. And I feel like a monster, and hope she doesn’t feel like I’ve betrayed her on Friday when she has surgery. Anyone else feel this way?


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April 3rd, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

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