Bits and Pieces – JJ Update

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Remember last Saturday when Mom cancelled JJ’s checkup due to inclement (vocab builder) weather?  Well, she went to see Dr. Shaffer yesterday.  Along with JJ, Mom carted an extra item to Dr. Shaffer – double wrapped solid waste provided by yours truly!  EWWWWW!  Well, better the waste than ol’ Jetty boy having a certain long item stuck into the back part of said K9 looking for hookworms!  (Great news: No wigglers lurking … I’m WORM FREE!)

According to Mom, the office hopped with K9s and felines entering the Paradise Animal Center B & B, allowing their humans to gallivant (vocab builder) on vacation.  A few semi-emergency cases popped in added to the regular schedule of appointments.

Good News/Bad News on Little Miss Waxy Ear:  Good NewsNO HOOKWORMS – Yippee!  Bad News: That darned half a waxy plug is still lodged against JJ’s eardrum.  No infection, however, Dr. Shaffer said eventually, two bad possibilities can arise and we HAVE TO get that blob OUT.  JJ endured another ear flush session and medicine insertion with courage and patience.  She returns on Tuesday for a final decision: plug removal via flush or via sedation and mechanical scooper.  Cross your paws for the first option!

Jet’s note to ear wax plug:

  • Wax belongs in candles.
  • Wax gets rubbed on cars.
  • Wax seals old fashioned envelopes.
  • Wax protects vegetables.
  • SCRAM and leave my sister’s ear ALONE!

Another great, scram ear wax, day.

He looked mostly like this.

P.S. Way back in November, when we were young bloggers, Mom and I shared an incident with a peacock.  Last night, Miss Mary Ann, Dixie, JJ, Mom and yours truly took a newish evening route which includes the reverse order of a section of our weekend route.  Their in the EXACT same spot almost 7 months later was a peacock, tail down.  I didn’t want to frighten Dixie, so, I stared down that colorful guy and left him with tail down – Jet 2, Peacock 1/2 (gave him credit for not running away!)

Monday Mischief – JJ’s Vet Visit

Hey It’s Jet Here.

On Saturday, JJ had to visit Dr. Shaffer again to check on her scar and her ear (infection, then wax wad).  Of course, I fell for the “Jetty, do you want a piggie ear?” so Mom could get JJ out of the house without my noticing.

Mom told me the following when they returned home…

Not JJ, but Mom says close enough, except JJ’s ears have way more hair!

Jetty, you won’t believe what happened.  Dr. Shaffer said that while JJ’s ear does not present any inflammation, she still has that wad of wax down there and there are hairs in it which could lead to an infection.  The two syringe thingies of helping stuff has done this softening of the wax, however, it’s still lodged in there. Dr. Shaffer and his vet techs took JJ into the back and put her up on the table.  Dr. Shaffer brought towels out and used this gynormous syringe filled with a solution to try to flush out the wax wad.  Your sister demonstrated courage and bravery during each repeated flush. 

When they dried her off and brought her back into the exam room, Dr. Shaffer said he got about half out and I would have to flush everyday for a week, beginning a week from Saturday.  I will have the usual medicine bottle, no big syringe thingie. 

On our way out, Judy mentioned JJ was up for her semi-annual complimentary exam.  Knowing that JJ had enough with the back room, they kindly came out to check her stool.  I figured they could call me with the results.  Judy and I started chatting and before you know it, the vet tech came out and said JJ had hookworms.  REALLY?  EWWWWWWWWW, I’ve never dealt with that in all my years of pet ownership.  Did I mention EWWWWWWWW Jetty?  They gave her some medicine in her mouth and I have to do the second dose.  And… when I take JJ back in two weeks, guess whose “scoop the poop” bag/specimen I have to bring… YUK!!!!!!  

So, Jetty, I say that both the wax wad and the hookworms are definitely the mischief makers this week.  Did I mention EWWWWWWWW????

Uh Mom?  Yes, Jetty?  Take a breath, calm down, Nurse Jetty is on duty, everything will get better.  Thanks Jetty, you’re the best.

Another great, but medically yucky, day.

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