Zim called shotgun real fast, like he does:
|"Let's get this party started!"|
I sat in the back with Mom:
|"I've got to learn to call 'shotgun' faster than him!"|
Sorry the photo is so blurry. Mom couldn't see what she was doing.
Maggie relaxed in the way back:
When we got there, just us girls went in; Dad and Zim waited in the car and did guy stuff.
After the students did their exam, Dr. B came in and did her exam - and met Maggie. Mags was on her best behavior and charmed everyone there. I did my best to show her how to be calm while at the Veterinary Health Center.
|"See, Maggie? They're all lovely people here and ..."|
"Let's play, Cam!"
Maggie did her best to be a puppy. I ❤ my puppy!
I've been fighting off a yeast infection in my ear and it hadn't cleared up yet. Dr. B decided it would be a good idea to flush my ear out - and that even though I'm a very good girl, it would be best for everyone if they gave me a bit of a sedative beforehand. That being said, we also thought it would be best if Maggie wasn't there. I'm sure she would have been very helpful (she took care of some cotton swabs for one of my students earlier!), but she went and hung out with Dad and Zimmie. We wouldn't want her to over-do!
Once that mickey they slipped me kicked in, they put some special drops in my ear a couple times to dissolve the yucky gunk (I'm pretty sure those are Mom's words, and not technical vet talk), then they started the flushing process. Mom took pix along the way.
I snuggled into Beth, while Dr. B did the flushing. The students observed. They used a nice, warm solution (in the blue bowl) and a huge syringe with a rubbery tube attached:
|Dr. B getting ready for the first wash|
They let me lay on a very comfy foam mat, with a towel on in. Beth had another towel covering my eyes, like one of those aroma therapy thingies at spas. I think it was for a splash-guard, but a little lavender scent would have been a nice touch.
Here's some plunger action:
Dr. B gave my ear a few good flushes, then checked it out:
|"Looking good in there!"|
She cleaned me up real nice with the towel and some soft cotton balls:
|Does my snooter look cute enough here?|
Dr. B gave my ear a general look ...
... then checked me out with the otoscope:
They got all the yuckies out! We're trying a different medicine at home this time, then I'll go back for another look soon. I love seeing everyone at the vet school, but I'd rather not have to go through this again! Many thanks to Dr. B and Beth and my students for your wonderful care!
It was quite the exciting morning!