New vet visit mostly good
So we went to meet the new vet today. I was really upbeat and he was very nice but my heart did sink when he looked at Tyson's bloodwork and said he didn't see any reason to do a full thyroid panel. I asked if he had heard of Dr. Dodds and he said no. I brought out a few pages of her book that I had highlighted and explained that Tyson had a good deal of these symptoms and based on this I really wanted the full panel done. He explained he would do as I wanted but it was cost prohibitive and he was trying to save my money. I told him about Hemopet and that at this point I needed to invest the $135 and he went to look it up. He came back and said he couldn't believe that you can have the full panel done for that amount and if I felt that strongly about it he would draw, prepare and pack the blood and I could take it to Fedex. Awesome-finally. He was really nice and thorough, we will be switching. A little sad that he said you had to expect a few bumps in the road of a multiple dog household, especially given Tyson's age when started. That kind of bugged me, but I guess I am always going to hear the "textbook" version of what's going on because really that's all they have to go on and I am not a "dog expert".
I am also a little upset because now that I have Tyson under a microscope, I think I may be detecting some abnormal things happening. It seems that every so often he may be feeling something that's not quite right. He stops, stands perfectly still and stays kind of frozen and staring off at nothing. We go over and give him a pat and call his name and in just a few seconds he's ok but it's definitely not right. Also, I think Lola can sense something with him. We still have the boys separated and they are still crying for each other but Lola switches between each of them to keep each somewhat happy. I noticed a few times when she is with Tyson she will just stop and back away a bit, looking at him kind of puzzeled. It's funny, she has always treated Tyson differently than Bandit. Like she knows he is more delicate.
If Bandit attempts to take Lola's toy or Nylabone, she lets out this extremely scary low grumble, while wagging her nub and attempting to box him. If he stops trying to get it, she goes over and shoves it in his face until he tries again. If Tyson comes to her when she has something, she will let him have it, no grumble at all. Tyson is really kind of shy and would never march right up to Bandit or Lola and just try to take something. Bandit and Lola don't have a shy bone in their bodies. Here they come world, get ready. Tyson just wants to sit between your lets and legs and lean on you. If Tyson has something and Bandit even looks in his direction from across the room he drops it because Bandit used to be a hoarder of all toys and Nylabones. Thankfully, after correcting him about a zillion times, he got the message that he doesn't get to have eveything!
So now, just waiting and worrying.
Dawn mom to
Bandit - 3/8/08,Flashy Fawn, docked & floppy
Lola - 6/7/08, Flashy Brindle, docked & floppy
Tyson - 5/4/08 - 11-23-12 My sweet boy, always and forever in my heart!