Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
And, so, the lady told me to not use the choker I had on her, nor even a flat collar. Ok, I have a harness at home (I think). I had to go home for the paperwork anyway, so I jumped in the car with the dog, and off back home to find, dust off, and cut off the hook for the seat belt attachment the harness I had at home. And get the paperwork.
I also found her collar, and switched her license to the current year -- ick! It was shortly after 12, when I started out to go to the hospital, with her in her crate.
There is no reception area at the doors to this hospital. You have to go down the hall into the middle, and past the outpatient lab, and around a waiting room. This was all kind of new, so I just walked into the lab, put my name down and the time, and gave the lady the paper. "Oh, you have to go to reception first."
Ok, I found reception, and put my name down on that clip-board -- real high tech here. A sign that says, sign in, and take a seat. Lovely. There are two people taking people back individually to cubbies. And the waiting room and out in the hallway is full of people. It is getting later, and later. Someone else goes up and slips the lady a few bucks -- No, that's a lie, she just gave her a sad tale of woe, and the lady let her go back sooner.
Uhg! But I won't do that. Finally, the call me back and my paperwork is easy, so I rush over to the outpatient lab, and there is only one name that is not crossed out before me. It is 1:39. The lady takes my papers and says, "it'll be a few minutes."
2 oclock comes. And goes.
Finally, they take me back into the little room with the needles and vials. I am mentally calculating how much time I have to get back to Jefferson, and if I have enough time to slip through the drive-through.
They forget I am in there. I call my mom and give her a blow by blow. I go to the door and stand in the doorway waiting. She says she will be right in. And finally she is. It took exactly two minutes and 3 seconds for her to complete EVERYTHING she needed to do with me.
I ran out of there, and closed the back and peeled away from the parking lot. McDs was on the way, and I hit the drive-through.
They gave me a regular coke instead of diet. So I popped a pill and drank it anyway. I ate a cookie that sounded really good when I ordered it, but it was too sweet, so I didn't eat the other. I finished the burger and fries, while driving and got to the waiting room at the vet with 2 minutes to spare. To be continued...
Arwen, CD RN CGC
Whitney, RN CGC
Tori, RN CGC
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Hepzibah & Hannah