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Tomorrow I have to take Elsa to the vets, I have not been since the day I took Abbie for the last time.
Has anyone had the problem that I am having, it is very hard for me to go but I have been putting it off and nead to get her checked. A friend of mine changed her vet purely for this reason, I trust my vet so don't want to change, so brave I shall be although I have butterflies already.
Hi Angela, I really feel for you...it is very hard....strangely I have little problem going back to our local vet branch but Merlin was taken very ill last week and we had to take him to their "hospital" branch and I can't tell you how upsetting that was as we had Jack put to sleep there, nearly two years ago now but still those memories came up and smacked me in the face, my brain started to re run the whole scenario...however.....I think we just have to grit our teeth and do it for the sake of our other beloved dogs..do you have someone who could go with you maybe, for moral support? Merlin, by the way, thankfully has recovered and is now back with us at home xxx
Thank you Christine
I am hoping that the vet is in a different examination room to where I said good bye to Abbie only four months ago. A good friend is taking me she has springers and had dogs all her life and is a good friend, I am also worried about Elsa which doesn't help, thanks for your support and yes we must look after our other dogs and put aside our flashbacks, let you know how I get on.
Oh Angela..I hope all goes well and that Elsa gets whatever treatment she needs to make her well.
I don't have any problems at the vets nowadays. I sometimes think about Pippin's caesarian when we go near what used to be the operating room, and I was a bit upset when the surgery moved from one building to what used to be the vet's house, and the original building was pulled down, as our first boy was euthanased in the waiting room, and I always felt close to him there! I even remembered the exact spot...all gone now.
I have places in the lounge, kitchen and in our bedroom at home. where we have had boys put to sleep so its all around us...can't avoid it, so its all part of our memories of them and funnily enough feels comforting too!
good luck tomorrow with Elsa.
I am so pleased that I am part of this friendship site, because that is what it is. I feel easier, if only a little after reading your replies.I don't want to say at this stage Elsa`s problem, as I would rather not speculate I always fear the worst.Thank you good friends, I shall let you know how it goes X
Well back from the vets, so pleased that I made myself go back to my trusted vet. Elsa has lumps around 2 of her nipples so you understand my worry, the vet thinks it can be rectified with medication after giving her a full health check so has a weeks supply. The vet can't rule out removal at this time but said her coat was fantastic and she looks so healthy that she is confident surgery should not be necessary, see what happens in the next week.
Thank you all for your support :)
I was typing a response for you and I just see your update! So brave you went through this painful visit, and I hope everything will sort out well with Elsa. I dont have this experience since my past dogs were in Italy, and not in the uk were I leave, but I can imagine how sad is to go again through the same room and memories.. How glad you did in the end, and a big cuddle to Elsa.
When I was a teenager, I couldn't even walk past the vet surgery where my first dog was pts and walked a back way home to avoid seeing the vets. It took a long time before I could walk by the place again. I had problems too when I have had to go back to the same vets where Lotte and Nalle were pts. The vets were great initially and allowed me to have my consults in another room, but eventually I took the step and went in that room when I felt I was ready. I said a little prayer to them as I went in but that room will always feel strange. I know a number of people who have felt the same way too. Some people do have to change vets, but round here you could end up with a bad vet, therefore it was not possible for me to do that. I find it helped just having a little chat in my head with my oldies as I went into the room and to tell them how much I love them and miss them, but that's just my way of coping x
Dianne I'm so sorry to hear about Shelby. My thoughts are with you...x
Oh Dianne I am so very sorry to read about your loss. It is so unbelievably painful and my thoughts are with you and your family.
Thank you for your replie to my post, I didn't realise there were others who felt like me thought I was being silly. Thank you all for your replies, Elsa has been on anti inflammatory s for 4 days I think I can say there is a little reduction in her swelling but not as much as I hoped, see what happens between now and Monday when I return to the vets. ♡