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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Moving Right Along

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Mom and Little Miss Wonder Dog slipped out on me again this morning.  Ok, maybe slipped out is a slight exaggeration.  Let’s just say Ol’ Jetty Boy fell for the “Jetty, look it’s a special treat” line from Mom again.  In fairness, Mom RARELY offers a pig ear because they’re greasy and a bit stinky to her, yet nectar from the heavens for me!  Oh, I’ve digressed again.

Anyway, considering this week’s craziness surrounding the garage door… is it up, is it down? Is it fixed? Can we use it? Do we go out the front door or the garage door?  … falling for the pig ear distraction is not that embarrassing.

As Mom told me…

JJ hopped right into the car so easily, Mom forgot to bring J’s leash!  She held JJ by the collar to bring her into Dr. Shaffer’s office and they offered their temporary purple leash right away.  JJ remained composed while happily visiting with Disney and her family.

This is the second week, JJ went “deer in the headlights”, when seeing a human in scrubs.  Dr. Shaffer came into the front to say hi to Disney and JJ and JJ half-heartedly wagged hello.  Then, one of the vet techs came out to take JJ to the scale and she snapped the leash’s little metal thingie and slinked herself right out the door into the crowded parking lot of the strip center.

Mom and the vet tech tried to call her back with no luck.  Mom resorted to the “JJ, let’s go in the car,” line and Little Miss “Not So Perfect” trotted into the back seat.  This time, they used 2 purple leashes, just in case and brought my sister back in.

To Mom’s dismay, after feeding JJ a lot more kibble (behind my Elizabethan Collar) this week, Little Miss “We Want HER Metabolism” held last week’s weight.  To Mom’s delight, JJ’s girlie girl area no longer exhibits irritation, her scar got the “looking good” from Dr. Shaffer and her UTI seems to be resolving appropriately.  Dr. Shaffer gave Little Miss Waxy Ears another earful of helping medicine with accompanying ear massage.  No visit for 2 weeks!

Another great, except for the great office escape, day.

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