Monday, April 7, 2014
Spoke Too Soon
Calvert Memorial Hospital. We've had our problems in the past but this was a new low. Little Sister had begged and pleaded all day to get the old guy some help.With two hip dislocations in less than a week and an obviously failed prosthesis all you could say was that he didn't meet the criteria for even an overnight stay to recoup from this week long assault on an already frail body. We spent Saturday night in tears listening to his post anesthesia induced ranting and raging in between screams of pain as we tried to keep him immobile as per doctor's orders while at the same time trying to meet his physical needs of food and toileting. As careful as we were, we don't have the equipment they have in the hospital, the medications or the manpower to move a brittle and broken patient correctly. This level of suffering shouldn't be. Just shouldn't. All I know is that my dog gets better care at the vets.