Thursday, November 16, 2006

Scooby's Surgery Saga: The Suture Continues...

Finally, after more than two weeks of abstinence from water, Scooby got his bath. As I was washing his operated ear, I felt something hard poking me. 'Oh shit! Don't tell me...'

Sure enough, the vet missed removing one suture. Glaring at me, from the not-so-furry surface of Scooby's ear was this thick blue plastic thread, magnified by my anger and disappointment of the incompetence of a vet. Arggghhhhhhhhh....... I must have either owed the vet or Scooby a heavy debt in my past life... to be put through all this nonsense.
(OK, this is superstitious Chinese talk about past lives, fate and debts but I'm not superstitious but it just seems so appropriate to think it, arrrghhhhhh...)

So I called the vet, again...

Me: Doctor, you missed a suture...

Vet: Oh, a ha ha ha, really ar, what does it look like, is it one of those self-dissolving sutures or the nylon ones?

At this point, I was thinking aloud, "WTF! You can use self dissolving sutures and you used nylon ones on my dog... dang you!!!!"

Me: Doctor, it is blue in color and it looks like my thickest nylon guitar string. Anyway, is there a problem if I leave the suture there?

Vet: Oh no, it will irritate the dog and he will scratch it. Why don't you bring him over or you can try to remove it yourself?

Thinking aloud again, "Screw . . . you miss a suture and put me through doggy hell and now you want me to remove a suture? There's a reason I'm not a vet, you know"

Me: *blood boiling* Okay, I'll see if I can find the time to bring him over...

. . . entertaining violent thoughts at this point . . .

8 comments:

ian said...

You're not imagining inserting those suture into the vet's ears are you? *shudders*

me said...

you really know how to pick a vet! anything else that he can do wrong? you sure you want to bring scooby back to him? next time, he may leave the scissors inside.

Annie said...

Somebody needs to check this guy's credentials. He's obviously in the wrong business. He ought to be serving Happy Meals at Monty's McDonald's.

Sorry Jonzz. Incompetency in the workplace is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Jimbo said...

I can do it for you if you can wait till next week when i come back. Or as your vet said, you can do it yourself. What's the worst that can happen? Maybe a shorter ear or something like that, nothing major. :-)

Cheah said...

What kind of vet is that? Maybe you should 'forgot' to pay him next time.

Jonzz said...

ian: only the ears.. hmm... i think not only... *rubbing hands*

me: leave the scissors inside my dog's ear! LOL, the thought is so ridiculous, i can't respond, ha ha ha...

annie: yay, we 'serious' blogger types have a low tolerance for incompetence... *nyuk* *nyuk* *hi5*

jimbo: thanks for the offer but something happened this morning *grin*

cheah: hi, thanks for dropping by. I think he will forget everything BUT the fees.

serendipity said...

maybe you should be less kind at replying and at least show tt ure angry with him. heh

Jonzz said...

serendipity: sigh, much as I love to make a scene in a veterinary clinic, I something have more self control than I care to admit. But if he does it again in the future, rest assured he shall taste my wrath... wa ha ha ha