Blessings on Dr. Green Monday June 22, 2009Posted by gingerbreadman in Uncategorized.
Annie’s doing better
now. Thank heavens for Dr. Green! The part I’d left out because I was
such a wreck Saturday was the problem of having $350.00 in the bank at
the drop of the hat to pay for the surgery. I had $50 on my bank card
thinking she just needed some phenegran or something simple. All the
banks were closed already. The doctor told me I could pay the rest of
the charges for the day ( another $90) Monday but that she needed the
Mike blew a gasket when I called and told him how much the
surgery was. I almost understand how he felt…$350 is a lot of money,
and we’d just replaced the transmission in his truck last week AND
bought a used van for me ( a CHEAP van, but nonetheless, money we
didn’t usually put out). But this was Annie!!!
I told the vet I would pay the rest of it the first when my SSI comes
in. He looked me in the eyes and asked me, "WILL you pay it then,
because I’m carrying thousands of dollars on the books from people
who’ve told me that". I’d been crying and hugging Annie since he’d
drawn blood on her 20 minutes earlier to see just how bad the infection
was, I had almost collapsed in horror when he told me she needed the
surgery NOW because it was so bad. I choked out how YES YES YES I
would pay him the first, as soon as his doors opened.
I don’t know what made him believe me. I don’t even know if he did.
Perhaps he just loves animals so much he couldn’t send one home to die
when someone promised to pay. But thanks to him, she had her surgery.
He called me early Sunday morning and asked me if I was ready to pick
up my girl. I laughed and said I’d be there in 10 minutes. He called
twice to check on her too. I hope everyone who has a beloved pet has a vet as wonderful as our Dr. Green.
My Annie is safe and home. Puts so much in perspective about what is important.