Tag : Veterinary Medicine

Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | 4 Comments.

As Big E’s caregiver I could not determine his fate without asking him what he  wanted. Should we authorize surgery, commit to drugs and frequent feedings, or end his life? Under the influence of a high dose of steroids his eyes were glassy and unfocused, he avoided physical contact, and preferred to sleep.  This sentient and sensitive being could not …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Big E came home from the Emergency Veterinary ICU on New Year’s day with a supply of high potency steroid pills, special high glucose food, and instructions for feeding him every 2-6 hours.  Stress was to be avoided and his activities limited.  At home Big E did nothing but eat and sleep. After two days  I called the  hospital to …

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Written on Feb, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I have a very good friend, a world renowned educator and lecturer, who likes to sum up her expertise as doom, gloom, and death. My friend is a disaster planner and emergency educator preparing corporations and individuals for earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires. Gloom defined as a partial or total darkness is sometimes associated with melancholy or depression, and doom connotes …

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