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    Yesterday was Otis's specialist appointment for his front leg/limping issue. My vet had done x-rays in January ad thought is was possibly OCD (cartilage issue) the specialist yesterday ruled out OCD with the new x-rays he perfomed - suggested a pain shot directly into his joint to see if lameness and limping may lesson. No change this morning at all. He is not sure what's wrong - said it was certainly in his shoulder, not elbow - I am so very disappointed that nothing could be pin pointed and resolved. Not sure where to go from here - In just in one week I have spent $954.96 with no answers. What do I do?????
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    Dear one, I don't know but for sure will continue praying for it to resolve
    itself or show itself so as to be resolved for Otis. Hopefully, the shot will
    start to work today so he can walk on that leg. Give him love from me and
    here's a hug for you.


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    I cant offer any help other than I think it is criminal what that vet charged you for what he accomplished. Just not right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    I cant offer any help other than I think it is criminal what that vet charged you for what he accomplished. Just not right!!
    This is my bill from yesterday - $573.73 broken down as -

    Office Visit (Surgery) $140.00
    Sedation - $98.00
    X-ray 2 views - $110.00
    X-Ray interpretation - $105.00
    Professional Surgical Ser - $50.00 (whatever that is)
    Marcaine Injection - $ 18.73
    Sterile Supplies - $26.00
    Minor Surgical - $26.00

    Last week was another specialist I brought him to was $381.00 something - this was just exam, medication and blood work
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    They sure know how to charge!!

    I do hope you find what the problem is real soon. Poor Otis.

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    Only thing I can suggest for now is looking into insurance for him. I think it would be way cheaper at this point.
    Other than that, to you guys. Hoping he's feeling better soon.


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    Default Re: Otis - what do I do, I am at a loss!

    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    Not sure where to go from here - In just in one week I have spent $954.96 with no answers. What do I do?????
    Since they've ruled out anything that can be surgically fixed if it were me, I would go back there and get a copy of the latest xrays and blood work then take them to a holistic vet for a couple of chiropractic sessions. Maybe some acupuncture or water therapy?

    Also, I can speak from personal experience here, sometimes those injections take a day or 2 to work. Poor Otis

    And 105.00 to LOOK at some xrays!??!?? Talk about robbery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Since they've ruled out anything that can be surgically fixed if it were me, I would go back there and get a copy of the latest xrays and blood work then take them to a holistic vet for a couple of chiropractic sessions. Maybe some acupuncture or water therapy?

    Also, I can speak from personal experience here, sometimes those injections take a day or 2 to work. Poor Otis

    And 105.00 to LOOK at some xrays!??!?? Talk about robbery!
    I will definately look into that, thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Only thing I can suggest for now is looking into insurance for him. I think it would be way cheaper at this point.
    Other than that, to you guys. Hoping he's feeling better soon.
    Thankfully I have PetPlan Insurance, it's a godsend right now.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Dear one, I don't know but for sure will continue praying for it to resolve
    itself or show itself so as to be resolved for Otis. Hopefully, the shot will
    start to work today so he can walk on that leg. Give him love from me and
    here's a hug for you.
    Thank you Carol, I really needed a hug right now. How's Cami doing, I'm thrilled to the moon and back for you.
    Otis you'll never know how much I love you I love you more then all the leaves on all the trees

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    I'm so sorry you still have no answers and for all that money! Hope you get them soon and Otis will be just great!

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    OUCH ...... always knew I was in the wrong profession!!! I just truly hope you find out what is wrong and soon!!

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    Poor Otis. I'm so sorry. I know how frustrating it is with paying so much and not getting answers. I hope he feels better soon.

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