Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Trip to the V-E-T

There appears to be much speculation in DWB land regarding my upcoming date. Hehehe.

I assure you that it is most certainly NOT with the beast as I learned my lesson regarding that some time ago. For those of you who might have missed that unfortunate weekend, you can read about it.

Here and then here
And of course here and, finally, here.
Lucky for me, I think the wee creature is now officially banned in Boston so I am safe from a repeat performance.

My date is not until tomorrow and I expect it will be a late night so don't be looking for any photos until Monday. I will give you one clue as to whom my large and sought after self will be escorting.... I met her at Mango Minster. 'nuff said.

I have to confess that ever since my great escape I have been feeling unwell in my backsides. In fact, sometimes my leggies just kind of don't do what I want and I fall down and cry, so I thought that a trip to the V-E-T was in order.

When the Mango goes to the V-E-T, I don't have to go to the waiting room with all the other doggies. I get to go to an extra special Mango room that has a couch and everything.

Momma and Master get sad when they are in the Mango waiting room because they say it is also the You Thin Ice room where doggies cross over the Rainbow Bridge, but I am not going anywhere for a while.

I let Master rub myself to assure him that I am OK.

Oh boy! Here comes that Dr. Migday lady.

Now unlike other doggies, the Mango does not get nervous at the V-E-T. In fact I kind of like it there because I get extra special attentions and lots of foodables.

Plus, Dr. Migday doesn't speak about me in the third person.

Hello! I am right here!

That's right, she reviews my medical records with ME directly. After all... the Mango should make his own decisions, right?

She said that I would need to get an x-ray for her to find out if my bottom was OK and that to do that I would need to go to sleep for a little while and she asked me if that would be alright with me.

Sure, whatever, I trust her.

We had to wait for a while for everything to get ready. Last time I got an x-ray here it didn't come out so good because their x-ray machine was not good enough to really see my large and most dense insides.

But now they have some fancy pants machine that is all digital and can apparently "get a clean image on a pony." That sounds about right.

I asked Master to rub my sore bottom while we waited.

This is a great waiting room, huh? They even had reading materials.

Oh my! I think Fiona might look most fetching with that hair do.

WOW! This magazine even has an actual Mastiff in it!

Finally Master took me in a new room where momma couldn't go because there wasn't room and they put something called Propofol in my leg which made me kind of sleepy...

This is me after I woke up. I was kind of confused and kept walking in circles until I got dizzy and sat down.

And here is the photo of my bottom! Dr. Migday says my hips are so good they are like a breeder's dream come true! How about that? She also took photos of my knees and they were good as well. I guess I am OK after all. What a relief.

A few words from Momma...
Really good news from the vet.
All his joints and bones are in excellent shape. So why is he having trouble? (1) there is still swelling and soreness from taking a tumble while running through the woods - for that he is going to take meloxicam for a few days (2) potentially Lyme disease - he has had it before and his blood is going for more extensive tests and meanwhile he is going to take doxycycline just in case. And no dancing for a few days.
Oh yeah, good thing my husband was there because he was put to work hoisting Mango onto the x-ray table (all 230 pounds of him) once the anesthesia kicked in.


I was glad to finally be headed for home. I had to pee wicked bad.

We had to wait for Master to pay the bill and as you can see from this movie, I was alert enough to do my guard duty.

But that did wear me out.

Head for home!

Mango Man! Oh Yeah

P.S. Please ignore that my movie says September at the end. Momma gets kind of confused about what day it is sometimes.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Well, just bekhause woo say woo learned your lessonS about The Beastie doesn't mean woo remember!

I mean, woo are a boy dog!

ANYWAY, glad your bones and such flashie beasted up well!

I'll admit I giggled at how loopy woo in The MangoMobile! I think woo almost need a drool khup!

Rest up -
Tell PeeWee to bakhk off -
AND make sure your momma waits on woo paw and paw!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Mango thank you for taking us to the V-E-T with you. Believe it or not we like it too. We get so many hugs and kisses there. And what a beautiful lounge you have...nice. Happy to hear your exams look good
Have a nice saturday
Benny & Lily

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OMG.... 230 pounds?!?!?!?!?!? That's like more than 10 times Harley!!!!!!!!!!

We are glad your bonesies are ok!!!! We hope the bloodwork comes back good Mangoman!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mango, we can't wait to hear about your big date. We don't know who it could be. But we are very glad to hear that your xray results were good. Hope the meds do the trick and you don't have Lyme disease.

Take it easy, pal.

Woos, the OP Pack

Moose said...

Well Mango, guess that is relatively good news. Great about your joints but puzzling about your staggering and crying. That just sounds terrible. I would not think Lyme disease could work that fast but sure your momma knows better! I hope you are just sore from the strenuous activity during your great escape. We are very worried for you though!
Moose's momma
p.s. I hope the knocked a little off the bill since Master had to do some of the heavy lifting ;-)

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmmm, Darling...they gave ya prop??? Actually, they didn't...becuz I was there for our DATE and Peewee sent me over to the vetties! I had a special relaxin' smoothie mixed up for ya that was in a 5 gallon drum that I had a hose sized straw made for ya (I usually use it to sedate farm questions regarding that, please)...Master took one look at me and opened his mouth to protest and I yapped him right outta the room....ask him if his ears are ringin'? Doesn't pay to mess with the Lacie...

One of the other side effects of the smoothie is that it makes you completely besotted with are you feeling, Darling? I so enjoyed reviewing the posts of our DATE...I had forgotten how difficult Peewee was being with my luggage.

As for our date's a threesome? Hmm...enuff said right doesn't seem that you feel well enuff, but whatever...

Now I will be right beside you tonight, Mango...just push your nursing callbell...I do have a shower cap on and raincoat...those suds seem to be more copious than usual if that's possible...

It's time for your medication and your butt massage...yes, I brought gloves...Universal Precautions are used nationwide now to prevent the spread of infectious diseases...Oh...I do have my hair up in curlers...

I think we'll just wash you up tonight and do a full bedbath in the morning.

Strictly professional barks,


As for being banned from Boston? I don't think so.

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I am sure glad your hips and legs are OK. Hip Displaysia is bad, really bad. Apparently, Eskies are prone to Hip Displasysia, but I am never had it, thankfully. I saw a version of you today, actually two. I hope you have a fun day and your legs begin to feel better.

The Army of Four said...

I'm sure glad your insides are OK. I hope everything else checks out ok. Maybe you're trying to get out of this mystery date?
Play bows,

Scout and Freyja said...

Mango, as our momma was reading your blog entry today she was kinda nervous cuz she didn't want to find out that anything was bad with your behind. We were all set to cross paws for you but it sounds like your momma and dadda are doin' the right stuff and you will be all set to go in no time at all.

Gus said...

Mango, you must have exceptionally good bones to support your Massive Mango Man frame. I hope you feel better soon. And good luck on the "date."

Teka Toy and Gussie boy

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mango its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad that yore hips ar so gud and i hope yoo do not hav the lime dizeez becuz i wood hayt to see yoo tern into a lime or enny other sort of sitrus froot for that matter i like yoo as a dog!!! ok bye

Achieve1dream said...

I feel for you Mango. Storm and I both have Ehrlicia, another tick disease. We even got it while supposedly protected by Frontline Plus. That's how bad the ticks are around here. Get to feeling better!


Mack said...

Don't tell me ---
I saw Lilly leaving the house this morning all dolled up.... Could it be???

And congrats on the excellent bottom X-rays. I know your momma must be very pleased. And don't get too over enthusiastic on your date so you can heal properly, okay??

Anonymous said...

Dear Mango,
You have beautiful hips!
I hope you don't have Lyme disease,and that you feel better soon.

Darcy's Mumma

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Um Mango...scruffy and i will be arriving shortly to provide nursing support for Lacie. We brought the nourisment FOOD...GOOD FOOD...lacie and asta have been stewing stuffies... can't we just go out to a restaurant insead of let Lacie poison us/Just sayin...Going to us for ways to get rid of her...we're good at it...

Stanny and Scruffy man

Noah the Airedale said...

We're so glad the x-rays show there is nothing wrong but what could the problem be? We hope you're ok matie. We have our paws crossed for you Mango.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
Glad to know there is nothing wrong with your bones!
Now, I am more than confused about your date! Do you think I will be able to sleep having to wait until monday to know a about it?? Hmmmm...
Kisses and hugs

Maxmom said...

Hey there precious mate!
There seems to be many doggies who are having vets visits lately...including TOFFEE (in my last post).
Wow, I was really worried at first! - since you are rather a special dude and all. But we are really glad that all is ok and that you just have a romp-hangover.
But we must also say thank you for such a detailed post. Mom says that it is excellent and she appreciates your Mom's efforts to inform us all.
We love that photo of the Vet getting down on the floor. That speaks oodles and is certainly the kind of Vet we look for too.
Take care now, special pooch and don't go overdoing it with you date now!
Lots of licks and muzzle wipes,

Patchworked said...

glad your bones are ok, very portant in a big boy like you, maybe your still feeling sore from your pawventure, in all your exitment you could of brused yourself and nots told your mums.

Molly the Airedale said...

We're so glad your bones are okay, Mango! Paws are crossed that you're feeling better soon!
When I visit the vet, I never have to wait in the waiting room either because I make so much racket greeting all of the other doggies that they put me in an examining room and shut the door tight!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cinnamon and Mint said...

I am glad to know that your joints and bones are in good condition! I hope the pain you have will be gone soon whatever the cause is.

Martha said...

Oh Mango, you are just the bravest dog ever!
Do you know that Martha has to be carried into the vets cos she is so scared.
Well we were so impressed both with you and your lovely vet lady.
She was so inclusive of you.
We know you are in safe hands there.
Thank goodness your joints are OK cos that is quite a worry we know.
We do hope whatever is the problem it clears up with the medication.
If you need a helping paw to be rubbing your sore bottom we will be right over.
Now don't worry Mango we will not be telling anyone about our secret liaison.
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

The Black and Tans. said...

Good news you are fighting fit for your hot date tonight.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Eric said...

Phew. Thank dog all is ok for you Mango. Now the loved up look you gave to that nice vet lady..try it out on your hot date.

Wiry well wishes and kisses Eric xxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're glad to hear that nothings broken. And hope that the soreness goes away soon.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

wally said...

Oh Mango, I am most relieved to hear that you did not break your bottom. I hope those pills they gave you clear up the problem and that you do not have Limes inside of you. Your vet looks really awesome and I'm glad she consults with you on your medical needs.

wally t.

ps. My ma ape calls me "Bubba" too. Why are they so weird? Do you think they forget our names because they are so old?

Nessa Happens said...

Your hips look fantastic! We wish Pooka had hips as nice as those!!!

Hope it's just Lymes and you will be right as Mango Rain, (not to be confused with Chocolate Rain), after some serious antibiotics.

Lotsa licks,

Nanook and Pooka

Piappies World said...

Hi Mango,

Sorry to hear about your fall but we are all happy that your xray results are a-ok. We pray that the meds work and that the swelling goes down, and most importantly is that you are cleared of Lyme disease.

We also want to ask your permission that we include you in our list of friends so we can constantly be updated with you. We also enjoy reading your comments from our other blog friends.

Thankies and please take care!

- Fudgie, Princess, Scrappy, Bullet, Frappie, Mocha & Sugar

Heather and Pumpkin said...

I'm impressed that you get to wait in the VIP room for the vet. Hope there are no witches or vampires there.


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

BEAUTIFUL hips!!! *pant, pant* But I take umbrage at the suggestion that I get a froofry hairdo like those super prissy poodles. Seriously. How do those poor dogs go out in public like that? No self-respecting poodle that I KNOW would EVER go out looking like like! *ahem* But I'm super impressed with your special room at the V-E-T. I have to wait in the waiting area with the plebians... I hope you feel better soon!

*kissey face*

D.K. Wall said...

We were doing some calculating - it takes 5 of us to equal you. Wowsers.

Glad to hear that things checked out. Good luck with the extra special blood test thingy.

Raising Addie said...

Howdy Mango!

We sure are glad that you received good news from the vet. You even got to see your X-ray. For that price that we paid for Hailey's dad wanted it framed so we could get more use out of it. He is sooo crazy.

That looks like a sweet ride! What type of vehicle do you get to ride around in? Our parents are looking for a new vehicle to haul us pups in.

Feel better soon!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Niamh said...

Good news about all your bones Mango! I hope that you don't have Lyme either. So nice of your master to carry your relentlessly huge self around.

Your friend,

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mango I am so glad that all is well with your bottom and that you are so healthy. I get very nervous at the vet, you are amazing. I can't wait to read about the big date.

licks and sniffs, Sasha
p.s. please don't run into the woods anymore.

Oskar said...

I'm so sorry you're having rear troubles!

I hope that there aren't any limes in your blood.

Good luck on your date, I have a dating question posted on my blog today, so come over and give me some advice!

Puglette said...

mango, i am glad you will be better soon! you sure have a cute bark, it sounds like you are talking and saying woof!!
you are a cutie!!

1000 Goldens said...

Mango, we are SO happy everything is okay, and that your relentlessly huge self has most excellent hips and knees! I really like your vet and how she talks nice to you.

Daisy Dog said...

Mango, wow! We are glad your hips and knees arein good shape! I hope you don't have lime disease becuase that sounds sour! BOL, it was kind of a joke to make you feel better!

Deefor said...

Hi Mango
I'm glad all the important parts of you are ok and I hope after you sleep and rest a lot your bum is all better.

You are very good at the vet. When you're a little doggie they put you on a slippery cold table. I think I'd be better on the floor.

tula monstah said...

Mango sorry about your sore bum. but, you don't want to know how much cacklin' mom is doing right now. that's right, even in your agony!
sumtimes you need to show furiousness to ok, 'guard' your momma.

i get the small private waiting room too- yours is VIP treatment, couch and all. Sounds like you are good to go! good hips, knees..meds..what else do you need on a first date??!!

toodles, tula

Unknown said...

Oh Mango - that's a HUGE relief!! I know how worried your Momma was so we are extra happy for her. I just knew you would be fine and it was just some silly 'souvenir' of your great adventure! :-)

Your vet is so lovely to consult with you directly - mine just talks to me in a baby voice!

Hey - I really like your deep bark!

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

twohundredandthirty pounds???
that's A LOT of mango!!!
my human went all wild about that, because her favorite fruit is mango!

all *i* have to say is: SO glad your joints checked out A-okay - now for the blood work!
paws are crossed!

tiyr friend,


Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

so glad your tushy is going to be okay

feel better soon big guy

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Anonymous said...

Im sooooo happy to hear your hips and knees are so wonderful. Having had a dog with hip dysplacia and arthritis in both knees by the time he was 4 yrs old is tough.

Hope the meds make you feel lots better. Tell your mama to give you a hug from me!

Sames Blogs said...

BARK! Hi Handsome! Mommy says sorry for not visiting your blog as often. Sometimes it takes a long time for it to come up to look at, so she has to wait for when she is sitting for a long time. It has been so nice of you to check in on us. Mommy's not leaking as much, but I can feel her insides are still not back to normal yet. But I am here by her side to help her heel. Today I tried to catch a gofer to give her a treat. But after digging a hole to china, she finally told me to give up. BARK! Sasha The Princess!

Joe Stains said...

Super news about your bones and all that inside junk. I bet you get more dates flashing that bum around like that. Not sure about the lyme disease, does it make you crave margaritas??