15 August 2007

bad news gets worse

our little boy is full of cancer. 2 different kinds. I was told (by vet #2) to keep our appointment with the oncologist (vet #3) in boston this friday. I am really not so sure why as he is full of disease and treatment is not likely. I have my own appointment at cornell tomorrow to see about this pending IVF cycle. I've spent the last week literally trying to make contact and get simple answers from the medical community - both human and canine. every attempt has been a huge disappointment. I can only seem to communicate (wrong word) with pissy receptionists, random bitter staff, and voicemail. it's next to impossible to speak with anyone who knows anything of substance - i.e. my RE or chilli's vet. nobody at cornell can tell me definitively when I am supposed to have my post cyst/post bcps follow-up appointment. my dopey IVF nurse gave me 2 completely different instructions. of course she is out of the office until friday. remember? this woman NEVER works. chilli's vet #1 had us in limbo for 3 days for scheduling a visit with vet #2/#3. when we got the "appointment" and showed up they said they had never even heard of us. how can this be? both my vet and RE are "for profit" organizations (HUGE, gigantic profit) and the care and attention has been shit.

we are at critical points here. my very special dog is dying of cancer and I am literally lost in the IVF chaos of cornell. we have both fallen through the cracks. falling doesn't feel very good.

5 comments:

Diana said...

Is he at the vet or still home with you? Poor little guy, I feel so sorry for him. I am sorry you are having to deal with all of this!!!!!

Fertilize Me said...

This news is a reminder of why i have little faith ( ya know that thing i am supposed to be working on) towards people!! Your poor family! Please know that you are in my thoughts

Trish said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry.
Sometimes, I've found that when the phone fails me, a face to face is called for.

That could be difficult with the vets cause I don't know exactly what you're trying to do there, but with the RE, go in and speak with someone directly and make them right it down.

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time.. Scratch Chilli's ears for me..

diana k said...

hey-
if you just need to vent, cry, whatever- call me.

Mike and I feel so bad about chilli...

Frank N. Beans said...

we are so sorry. This is the last thing you need during these past few months. Ugh!