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Compassionless "care" - Review by Beth E | Grady Veterinary Hospital

Grady Veterinary Hospital


Compassionless "care" 11/10/2007

12-15-05: @2 a.m. took my cat in with blood clot blocking blood flow to back legs. First vet said next few days would be critical. At 7 a.m., I called in and was told my cat was given pain medication, but was not told his condition had changed. At noon, my cat was lying on his side, eyes open but unaware, rapid shallow breathing, with heart slowing (I wasn't told that) after second vet had given him maximum dose of second painkiller despite drug manual warnings. I wasn't told my cat was dying. I sat with him two hours. No one checked on him. At 2 p.m. I was told he would die in a couple hours. In shock, I stayed. Two hours later, no one having checked in on him, he seized. Third vet brought second pain medicine that I had specifically told her I didn't want. She argued with me. She left, he died. I was in tears. I went to find tech to turn off the IV machine. Waiting, I turned it off myself. The tech came in, turned it back on, I objected, he turned it off and rudely said "you're welcome." The third vet came back and said only "Are you going to have him cremated or take him with you?" No word of sympathy. I went to call a pet cemetery. When I came back, no one was there. I had to take the IV tape off my cat’s leg myself. The receptionist walked in and I said, in tears, I could not believe that place. She said "Nothing seems to make you happy." I picked up my cat and left, crying. I wrote and called Dr. Grady. He wrote back that they had done nothing wrong. more
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