EDIT: Thank you all so much for all your kind words, and outpouring of love and tough love and everything in-between. Thank you for sharing your stories about your little furballs, they really are part of the family, and they have distinct and unique personalities. They're irreplaceable. Today's been the hardest day because he's truly gone now. I'm sitting and writing this and expecting him to come walking through the door. It is brutal. I read each and every comment, some twice, some three times, I showed my girlfriend the thread and she started crying. Thank you all so much for caring about our dog, an animal you've never met, it means the world to us. He would have loved you too, because that's all he knew how to do. We are going to issue a complaint, if for no other reason than to caution others on how their animal might be treated there. The only reason we went initially is because of COVID, clinics weren't taking new patients elsewhere and we already had a patient record with them. And it was a simple procedure at that. The lack of communication was unacceptable and I don't want others to be subject to it. I also understand that COVID is making everyone tense, and sullen, and doing a toll on everyone's mental health. They're all human.
We are obviously devastated and grieving and sad beyond words, but the only way we could feel this way if we had felt that love and devotion in the first place. It's part of living. If this is the price you have to pay for loving and caring then so be it.
After putting him through so many tests and exams and medications we didn't get an answer as to what was actually wrong with our dog, and now he's gone. I don't trust anything they told us and I feel I don't have a reason to. I am past mad.
I understand that the stages of grief are at play here, and that I am grieving, so I will give you the event timeline of my dog going to the Vet and the care he received as plainly as I can.:
3 weeks ago we take him in because he was really picky about his food and was having diarrhea. They give him a blood test and test his stool, nothing to indicate an illness but a fever, good bloodwork but they give him an antibiotic and gabapentin anyway. He's better but not eating heartily like a lab does. His breathing is normal and he can walk for periods of time.
A week passes by and he's mostly okay. Kinda lethargic, but will get up an... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve been off dope for almost 4 years but I replaced it with alcohol. It really creeps up on you.
Anyways, this isn’t big news for any of you but it’s a huge step for me. Wish me luck.
I'm a freshman in college and before college I was homeschooled basically my whole life. Because of that I have pretty bad social anxiety.
Regardless of that, I was really excited to go to college and finally have freedom (Apart from the COVID safety measures.) My parents really didn't want me to go and threw a huge fit about it since they think I only want to go to sleep around and drink. Every time I spoke to them while I was away they would try to get me to come back home so I stopped answering their calls as often which really pissed my mom off. I went from talking to my parents multiple times a day to around once a week though I would still speak with my siblings.
They were literally obsessed with the idea of me leaving their home and becoming a "whore" which was odd since they'd never been like that before. They have this idea that I'm a "good girl gone wild". They used to let me have co-ed sleepovers and hang out with guys whenever I wanted.
Anyways, I was talking to my sister (15) and she told me about this bet that my family had made. I guess in retaliation for me not answering their calls, they were betting if I'd become a slut in college. They were speculating on when I'd lose my virginity, how many guys I'd sleep with, if I'd sleep with a girl, etc. She sent me a few screenshots and it seemed almost like a big passive aggressive joke.
It wasn't just my parents in it; It had my siblings, cousins and aunts. While they were seemingly kidding, I felt extremely embarrassed.
I didn't know how to bring it up because I didn't want my sister to get in trouble for showing me so it went on for a while.
I finally texted my mom about it and asked her if she would please delete the chat or atleast add me to it so it wasn't just my family talking and clowning me behind my back. I didn't mention that it was my sister who had shown me it. My mother insisted that they weren't talking about me and that I was being a primadonna even though I literally have evidence.
Since it was obvious that they weren't going to delete it, I told my mom that I wasn't going to come home for Christmas and I wasn't going to come visit her after her surgery (She's having surgery soon and asked me to come). Partially out of anger and because of embarrassment.
Christmas is my mom's favorite holiday and she always goes all out for it. She wanted me to be her caretaker after the surgery since after Christmas "her money will be tight" and she didn't want to pay for one. She says... keep reading on reddit ➡
An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic.
Lawyer: "I have lost my sense of taste."
Chinese: "Nurse, bring medicine from box No. 14 and put 3 drops in patient's mouth."
Lawyer: "Ugh. this is kerosene."
Chinese: "Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me my $20."
The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to try to recover his money.
Lawyer: "I have lost my memory. I can’t remember anything."
Chinese: "Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 14 and put 3 drops in his mouth."
Lawyer (annoyed): "This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste."
Chinese: "Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20."
The fuming lawyer pays him, then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.
Lawyer: "My eyesight has become very weak I cannot see at all."
Chinese: "Well, I don't have any medicine for that, so take this $100."
Lawyer (staring at the note): "But this is $20, not $100!”
Chinese: "Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20"