I didn't really go into detail, but I got to play veterinary assistant yesterday for Boca's endoscopy. The vet's normal assistant wasn't available, so she asked me if I would mind stepping in to help her.
|Me assisting in a veterinary proceedure, 2008|
Equine medicine was almost a career path for me 7 years ago.
I find the medical stuff facinating, so I was happy to help.
I have to say, of the many, many horses I have assisted medically, Boca was one of the more uncooperative patients. Because of his equine hysterics, the vet opted to give him a healthy dose of sedative. He was literally stumbling drunk, but he was fighting mad and still alert. Getting the scope up his nose was a bit of a struggle. Turns out Mr. Boca is a belligerant drunk.
This calls to mind a story his breeder told me about his name. Boca's registered name is Hancock's Tuff. As a foal, there was some medical complications with his dam; I forget exactly what they were. In any case, baby Boca must not have been a model patient then either, earning him the name Tuff.
|Don't mess with me, man.|
After the endoscopy was over, and I was rooting through my purse for my checkbook, the vet was bent over in the aisle, cleaning up her equipment. I heard a yelp and an "Ouch".
Someone (not naming any names) apparently reached over their stall gate and bit the vet in the head to express their displeasure over the whole proceedure!
|I was framed!|
The Ulcergard is on order. I bought 24 tubes, so I will be doing the max dose as long as possible, then tapering off.
Thank you all for your suggestions and comments! They were super helpful and very much appreciated!