Baby…… Mummy has been hesitating whether should Mummy post this entry. This entry had been in the draft box since 21st February 2009. Finally, Mummy decided to go ahead.
Baby…… What is considered a good and reliable vet? Mummy doesn’t know anymore. Before your departure, Mummy thought I knew. After your departure, Mummy really doesn’t know anymore.
Baby…… On September 29, 2008(Monday), Mummy bought you to Clinic P with your urine sample. We were at the waiting area while Dr PY did a test on your urine. Dr PY said you had diabetes, Mummy got so worried and started to tear. Dr P told Mummy you need to come back for a blood curve observation, if you don’t get treated, you will die. How come she didn’t tell Mummy if you get treated, you will also die. Dr PY said Mummy could seek a second opinion if I want to. At that point of time, it seems like only a harmless comment. Now Mummy regretted so much why I didn’t listen to her? Mummy should have seek a second opinion.
Baby…… Mummy had requested a copy of you laboratory report, it’s stated your glucose is 0.772, the normal range is 3.5-5.7. The result is so weird, did they copy it wrongly?
Baby…… On October 2, 2008(Thursday), Mummy sent you back to Clinic P for the blood curve observation. Dr PY called Mummy in the late afternoon, she said you are responding well to the treatment, but you still need to stay over the night in the clinic.
Baby…… On October 3, 2008(Friday), Mummy went to pick you up in the evening. You are finally back home. You looked so tired.
Baby…… On October 4, 2008(Saturday), Mummy had to call the emergency no. early in the morning because you had been vomiting non-stop over the night. Dr PY asked Mummy to continue with the insulin jab despite Mummy telling her most probably you will not eat. Baby…… She is the vet, a professional, Mummy should trust her right? True enough, you didn’t want your breakfast. Mummy is so worried and bought you back to Clinic P for day observation. Dr PY called Mummy in the late afternoon, she wanted Mummy to cook your favourite food, be it the chicken rice from the coffee shop. Now the main concern is get you to eat. Mummy quickly cooked your favourite food and went down. Dr PY had already left the clinic. You ate some when Mummy coaxed you. You knew you can’t go home if you refused to eat. They gave Mummy some gastric pills when they discharged you.
Baby…… On October 5, 2008(Sunday), you didn’t get well. Mummy wanted to bring you to Clinic E to see Dr ET, but their lab closed at 11am and could not do a blood test if it’s needed. Mummy could not make it before 11am because it’s your Daddy’s younger brother wedding on that day.
Baby…… Mummy decided to bring you to Clinic T, it will be only be open at 2pm. We were waiting outside the building as it’s still too early. When we went in, Mummy then realized Dr GH is not on duty. The vet on duty that day is Dr NSL. Mummy related your case to her, she gave you an injection to stop your vomitting and some medication. Throughout the whole consultation, she didn’t really check on you. She can administrated treatment for you just by listening to Mummy? So she presume you are having gastric problem after listening to Mummy. She did a blood test on you as requested by Mummy and was told that you doesn’t seems to be diabetes, but it could be due to you not eating anything thus your glucose level didn’t raise up.
Baby…… Mummy had wasted two days equivalent to 48 hours on two vets. They didn’t know you are in such critical condition. If Mummy had sent you straight to Clinic/Hospital A on Saturday, will the outcome be different?
Baby…… On October 6, 2008(Monday), Mummy had to work, Mummy had fixed an appointment with Clinic C for Dr ED on October 7, 2008(Tuesday) morning as their slot are full on that day. When Mummy came back from work in the evening, you had already vomited all over the house. Daddy wanted to send you to MP Hospital, but Mummy is so afraid of that hospital. Mummy quickly called Clinic C again, wanted Dr ED to see you, but the receptionist said Dr ED had went off for the day. Mummy asked her to call for Dr ED to come back, Mummy is willing to pay for the emergency fee. Then Dr MM came to the phone, Mummy related the whole thing to him, he asked Mummy to go back to Clinic P! Out of desperation, Mummy requested Dr MM to see you. Mummy told him I will be bringing you down right now. Dr MM said…… He won’t be free to see you! Mummy can still bring you down if I want to, but they will only put you on drip there overnight until Dr ED come back the next morning to see you. Baby…… It’s only 6pm in the evening! A life is at stake! To think that Clinic C got such good reputation in most pet forums! To think they are so called vet who saves animal life! What had driven him to become a vet? Mummy is sure that it’s definitely not compassion for animals, not the passion to save lives anymore. At this moment, Mummy is disheartened and anguished.
Baby…… Thanks to Feng Jie Jie, she helped Mummy to call Clinic/Hopistal A during this desperate moment. The receptionist at Clinc/Hospital A called Mummy within minutes. After Mummy related the whole thing to her, she asked Mummy to bring you down now even though their appointments are full.
Baby…… When we reached there, the nurse took your blood for testing. We managed to see Dr LS after a while. After Dr LS examined you, she knew that you are in critical condition. Dr LS looked at the lab result Mummy bought, again she mentioned the report is weird, and you don’t seem to be diabetes.
Baby…… You need to be hospitalized, the next 48 hours are crucial. Hopefully you would be able to go home on Wednesday.
Baby…… On October 7, 2008(Tuesday), Mummy was on the way to visit you, The lab assistant M from Clinic P called Mummy to check on you. Mummy told her you don’t seems to be diabetes, she said your symptoms and urine test result show that you are diabetes. Anyway Mummy told her I don’t wish to discuss this, I only want my Baby to get well and up again.
Baby…… In the late afternoon, Dr PY from Clinic P called Mummy. She told Mummy she had called Dr LS from Clinic/Hospital A, they were exchanging pointers and comparing notes, she hopes this will aid the treatment for you. Baby…… Is she really genuinely concern about you? Mummy isn’t sure anymore.
Baby…… On that fateful day, October 8, 2008(Wednesday), Dr M from Clinic/Hospital A called Mummy and told Mummy you might not make it. Everything seems to be daze for Mummy on that day. Mummy is confused, Mummy thought your condition had stable. Mummy rushed down to see you. Dr LS is off that day thus Dr M is monitoring your case. Your pancreas is very inflamed causing all other organs to fail. In the evening when Daddy came to see you the last time, he then realized you were treated with insulin again with the other treatment. Daddy asked Dr M can’t they treated your pancreas first without the insulin. Dr M said must treated both together. Daddy got nothing to say anymore. All along, Daddy always feels that insulin is the cause of your sudden illness.
Baby…… Dr PY from Clinic P didn’t call anymore after you left Mummy. I reckoned she knew you were gone. Why she didn’t call and ask about you? Guess she must be feeling relieved that Mummy didn’t went back to confront them.
Baby…… So you are indeed diabetes or not? Mummy is really confused. Many times Mummy wanted to ask Dr LS when we went back there, but Mummy just couldn’t bring myself to ask her.
Baby…… Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes the truth is hidden. Sometimes the truth is not the truth anymore. Mummy just had to let go.
Baby…… Mummy is so disheartened and had lost trust in vets. Mummy doesn’t know who to trust anymore, but still we need them…… don’t we?
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