Nothing I Can Do About it Now

December 13, 2007

I get an F

Filed under: Uncategorized — dregina @ 11:21 am

Dr Johnson: So, what brings you in tonight?

Dana: Well, Fluppy started getting itchy about three weeks ago. We’re in the middle of moving, so I thought was anxiety about the new place, so I gave her Benedryl, and it seemed to help, so I thought we might be able to ride it out. But then she kept itching.

Dr. Johnson: She seems to have some fairly large scabs here, around the tail area.

Dana: I know. Those came up about a week ago? But we had some betagen sulfate left over from the last time she had skin allergies, so I just put that on them and kept giving her Benedryl.

Dr. Johnson: And I’m seeing a little flea dirt here…..

Dana: I know! I know. I didn’t see any fleas until last Friday. When I saw a flea, I came right in and got some of those flea killing pills. And I gave her a bath. And I kept giving her Benedryl, because then I was sure we would get it back under control. But then she kept itching.

Dr. Johnson:  Yes, this entire area looks pretty inflamed. Sometimes dogs have an allergic reaction to flea bites.

Dana: I feel so bad. I kept thinking we were turning a corner with her itchyness, and that we could manage it ourselves, but then it just kept getting worse.

Dr. Johnson: I’m also seeing some green paint in her fur here, on her left side.

Dana: Oh my God, really? Oh. My. God. You’re right. How incredibly embarrassing. We’re painting the house, she must have brushed against the wall on our way out? I promise you, she didn’t have that paint on her fur when I got home from work. I would have noticed.

Dr. Johnson: We’ll just take her into the back here and give her a little shave. She’ll have to wear a cone for about a week.

Dana: Ok.

Dr. Johnson:  And she’ll need some antibiotics to prevent those cuts from getting infected.

Dana: Ok.

Dr. Johnson: And some steroids to help with the itching.

Dana: Ok.

Dr. Johnson: And we’ll give you a special wash for her. She’ll need it twice a day, to bring down the inflammation.

Dana: Ok.

Dr. Johnson: And I wonder if you’d be willing to promise to never have children?


Alright, he didn’t say that. But he COULD have.



  1. How gracious of you not to mention what your visit to Dr. Johnson cost. Furthermore, Fluppy’s green paint was NONE OF HIS BEEZWAX. He was just piling on, so you wouldn’t say anything about his fee. Still, the Flupster should probably keep her cone on.

    Comment by mmalan — December 14, 2007 @ 8:13 am

  2. as to not having children, fiddlesticks! i can’t tell you how many times our kids had to have shots, special baths, ointments & cones due to some minor distraction on our part, and they turned out fine!

    Comment by uj — December 14, 2007 @ 11:44 am

  3. this makes me feel better about the fact that griffin has had a mysterious bump (that luckily has not been growing bigger) for months and i have been avoiding the vet as they will surely want to biopsy it and charge me a million dollars.

    Comment by aleah — December 28, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

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