|~A Very Sleepy and Groggy Charlie~|
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The New Vet and Charlie
My day off today has been a very quiet one spent at home. When Charlie was seen by the vet late last fall, it was recommended that he have his teeth cleaned. I was also told during that appointment that he would probably have to have some teeth extracted as well. At the time, the holidays were on the horizon, so I decided to wait. Well, of course Charlie's teeth weren't getting any better, and so today was the day I'd planned to have them taken care of. My vet that I've been going to for about 10 years is leaving the area, and I've been slowly getting to know a new one, closer to home. Actually, this vet comes right to our house, so it works out pretty well. "New Vet" is a man, which is a change -- For whatever reason, all my vets have been women, so this may take a little getting used to.
But I think there's no better way to break in a new vet than to have them do surgery on one of your treasured family members. I'm always nervous anytime one of the dogs has to be put under anesthesia. It was a little more nerve wracking because I was inside looking out and waiting. From start to finish the procedure took a little more than 3 hours. Unfortunately, more of Charlie's teeth needed to be removed than we'd first thought. But at the end of the day, he's still a bit groggy, but doing pretty well. He ate a little dinner, and I think he'll be fine. For that, I'm grateful.