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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Drained

The past two work days have been bad. Everything is sick, everybody loves their pet-but has limited funds-what can you do for me that won't cost alot...hmmm I have two choices really 1) guess (my crystal ball solution) 2) the 2 cent lead flavored cure (my super sensitive spouses solution). I have put three animals to sleep in the past 24 hours. The sobbing owner kind, the 'tell me i am doing the right thing' kind, the home euthanasia with the single mom and her two kids crying as i listen for the last heart beatkind. i am really just out of answers, out of solutions, just dry and shriveled up inside. I really don't think i can do this job much longer without loosing the compassion and empathy which is what makes it all worth while.

bad bad bad.

don't worry too much -i'll be better after i have had a chance to paint and do some yoga.

6 comments:

Ruralrose said...

awww my heart goes out to you, one day closer to your new life, one day closer . . . xoxo

Sue said...

It must be a bad time to be in your vocation. Money is tight for most people, and unfortunatly, so many can't afford the care for their pets that they would like. I sure wouldn't want to be in your position.

fullfreezer said...

Hang in there. Take a deep breath and just do your best. It's all any of us can ever do. I don't think I could do your job. You have my deepest respect for what you do.
Judy

marriedtothefarm said...

Thanks for the comment over at my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Are you a vet or a tech? I'm an LVT. Small world. :)

marriedtothefarm said...

Oh, after rereading it I see you must be a vet. I do most of the euthanasias where I work but no guesswork or diagnosing for me. I know it can be very frustrating dealing with clients on a "fixed income". I used to be so compassionate and now I mostly don't believe people when they say they're out of money.
We've seen a big increase in people trying to solicit information over the phone. My dog has a hot spot, what can I put on it? I've taken to saying, "I'm sorry ma'am but I really have no idea, Dr. would have to see it" because any quest for further information starts a 20 minute description. Ugg. Anyway, I feel for you.

hickchick said...

Thanks for letting me whine, having an outlet is really important as on the outside i am all collected and stoic.
Mrs.Farm -nice to meet you! LVT's have a stressful job too! If you need to vent just look me up!!