Saturday, May 5, 2012

Emmett Visits the Vet

Yesterday morning my little orphaned goat, Emmett was not feeling well. Goats are susceptible to worms, and even though I had wormed him, he had the symptoms. Since he is still just a baby, goats go down quickly, and it was Friday, we had to find a vet fast!

Someone had told me a good while back that they had used a Vet over in Macon County for their goat. We have a vet for the cats and dogs, but that is all that he will see, so I did a quick search and found what I thought might be the same vet and they were willing to see us yesterday - this was our first visit.

My precious friend B. went with me. I can't believe that she does things like that. How many friends would go with you to take your sick goat to the vet?

When we arrived at the office, there was a welcoming committee that consisted of 3 unusual cats. They checked Emmett out, and Oscar decided to stay with Emmett. Oscar had never met Emmett, but kept checking on him, it was as if Oscar was trying to tell Emmett that it was going to be okay. Oscar sat with us in the waiting room.


 


Oscar followed us to the examining room.


 

Oscar remained with us through the entire visit. Oscar was amazing!


 
When Dr. Wilder came in, she treated us as if Emmett had been her patient for years! Oscar patiently supervised Dr. Wilder to make sure that she was taking good care of his new friend.

Sure enough, Emmett had worms, the type of worms that the wormer he had been given would not destroy. 


 

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Emmett is feeling better today, thanks to this Doctor and the meds. Emmett is still not ready to talk about that thermometer thing. Doubt that he will be getting ready anytime soon.
Emmett laid next to me for the trip to the vet's office, but stood up for the trip home. He felt better after getting a couple of shots. He has a different feed now, and some medication that we have to give him everyday. Thanks Oscar and Dr. Wilder, your office staff made a difference for us and your care was superior!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like Oscar was a great nurse.

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    1. LOL!! Yes he was! That was quite an experience!

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    2. LOL!! Yes, he was! That was quite an experience!

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  2. Oh, I am glad Emmett is feeling better! He is so cute. I love what good care of your animals you take. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Sandy!! Emmett feels even better this morning!

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  3. Well I'm glad Emmett is feeling better. What a wonderful Vet ...we should all be greeted by a welcoming committee like Oscar when we visit the vet's office! You have a good friend there...she's a 'keeper' ;). Maura

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    1. Thank you Maura! She is definitely a keeper!!

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