Monday, February 10, 2014

First Appointment

I'd like to say Oskar's first acupuncture appt. was easy & breezy…but I'd be lying. Firstly….he howled & cried in the car…the whole 15 minute drive…even tried to crawl out of his safety bucket seat. Worked himself up to the point of a huge poop the minute he hit the ground at the dawgtor's office. (thankfully I set him down outside first & not directly inside the clinic doors).

Then he shook & shivered to the point of no return…so much so we were able to go into the treatment room immediately…likely so as not to upset everyone else in the waiting room. After about the 4th needle…we quickly came to the realization this would be better done if a vet tech assisted & I was out of the room. Once the needles were all in place, I stuck my head in to see how he was doing…and he went ape sh*t…so we deducted it was best if I was not in sight or ear shot. After what seemed like a lifetime (but was only 25 minutes)….it was over! He had some electrode stimulation done at the same time I was informed…but assured it wasn't shock therapy!

He wasn't happy til he was buckled up in his bucket seat & we were on the way home! And…we get to do it all again next Tuesday!!

4 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We will HOPE that he does not need MANY of these treatments to get the desired result. Poor Guy.

Two French Bulldogs said...

In other words you were tortured. Poor baby
Lily

Lovable Lily said...

It's so hard when our little one's know that their going to the V-E-T, they get soooo worked up over it! Lily is the same way and it kills me to see her get so upset. She never minded going until she ruptured her cervical disk. Then forget it! Still to this day, 2 years later, she still freaks out.

We pray the acupuncture is helping!

Hugs,
Mommy Kim

Molly The Wally said...

Oh dear. Poor Oskar. The best thing to do and I know it is really hard is to hand him over next time and just go for a walk till it is over. We made the same mistake when Molly was left at the grommers and it just made matters more difficult for her. So we do understand. We pray the treatment starts showing some good results. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly