The VENT Thread

peeptoad
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Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:45 am

Tessablue wrote:sent my dissertation in and immediately got the flu. Bet this is related to the fact that I always get sick on vacation. Joke's on you, constantly stressed body, I'm going to have a real job with real hours soon! Hopefully!
It's going around... a few people at my job are out with it. I got some nasty virus last month, but it wasn't the flu thankfully.
feel better
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Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:04 am

Tessablue wrote:sent my dissertation in and immediately got the flu. Bet this is related to the fact that I always get sick on vacation. Joke's on you, constantly stressed body, I'm going to have a real job with real hours soon! Hopefully!
And now you wait to hear if it'll be accepted as is or what changes they would like to see? Good luck with the flu.
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:11 pm

Mark Kenya up with Belgium as being completely unable (or unwilling?) to find or provide even the slightest speck of information on their respective country's classic winners. Several months of pleading with folks in Kenya resulted in just the names, some coat colors, and sire and dam names of Kenya's classic winners. But apparently no one ever bothered to actually record the pedigrees of any of the horses that won. Perhaps those horses weren't Thoroughbreds.

Today my contact in Kenya (with Ngong Racecourse) just sent the same list of winners of the five classic races. No new info. She's claimed that they just couldn't get the information. I'm thinking they never had it to begin with.

So disappointed, and kind of... irritated. Who doesn't keep record of stuff like that?! Maybe I'll post the lists of winners and what little info I have on them to the Old Bald Peg group and see if they can find anything, but then again, they generally ignore me, as I don't have GSB's from 1779.

Grrr....

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Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:05 pm

InsaneCrazy - OUCH. Hoping you have spine bruising and not a fracture.

I got my tooth pulled and now I'm hoping I don't have dry socket. And thankfully, my child has gotten over whatever was causing that nasty cough (except he had a coughing fit this morning while I was driving him to daycare and he turned purple), with the help of 10 days of oral steroids. I don't want to think about the long-term consequences of all his oral steroid usage. Having a child with crap lungs is exhausting.
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:45 pm

Eight months ago my dog got very sick. It was some sort of systemic bacterial infection and he almost died. I've spent every waking moment of the last 8 months nursing him back to his happy, sweet, smart, loving self. It's been hard and very expensive, but worth every single dime and every single minute of lost sleep.

Last week, out of the blue, his kidneys began to shut down. There was nothing I could do, the vets were at a loss, so on Saturday I put my very best friend to sleep. There aren't words for me to express how much I loved this dog. He was my whole heart.

I tried so hard for so long, and it ended so suddenly. It's the most insanely unfair thing that dogs have a life expectancy of only a fraction of ours. I hate this year.

Finn, you were so loved.

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Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:00 pm

BL, I am so, so sorry about your loss of Finn. They take part of our soul with them when they leave.
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:12 pm

Oh no...BL, I'm so sorry. :cry:
I know what it's like to lose a best furry friend, and it sucks that their lives are so much shorter than ours.
Finn was lucky to have you as his mom, and it's clear from your photos that he was a happy, happy dog.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:11 am

I'm so tired of getting no support from my family or parents. When my younger sister chose her college major and it was something she's passionate about (recreational therapy) and when my older brother chose his major(political science) my parents were extremely supportive and willing to help them pay for college and courses etc. when I decided on MY major( biological science degree at a local community college with the plan of transferring to the local state university and getting a companion animal science degree so I can go on to become a dog trainer) I'm told to quit wasting my time and everyone else's time on a nonsense degree I can never make a living on and that I have to completely find a way to self-fund college(not a big deal I get grants) and that even though my car is in the shop, I am not allowed to take THEIR car tomorrow and go meet with my academic advisor to pick summer classes but I CAN take the car and volunteer doing my pet therapy and "I'm lucky they are allowing that"
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:17 pm

TapitsGal wrote:I'm so tired of getting no support from my family or parents. When my younger sister chose her college major and it was something she's passionate about (recreational therapy) and when my older brother chose his major(political science) my parents were extremely supportive and willing to help them pay for college and courses etc. when I decided on MY major( biological science degree at a local community college with the plan of transferring to the local state university and getting a companion animal science degree so I can go on to become a dog trainer) I'm told to quit wasting my time and everyone else's time on a nonsense degree I can never make a living on and that I have to completely find a way to self-fund college(not a big deal I get grants) and that even though my car is in the shop, I am not allowed to take THEIR car tomorrow and go meet with my academic advisor to pick summer classes but I CAN take the car and volunteer doing my pet therapy and "I'm lucky they are allowing that"
There are a lot of career options in the field of animal science. Have you considered aiming for something that holds out a better chance of reliable income, and do the companion animal bit as a minor? If we (that is the world) are heading for times of economic hardship (and I for one think we are), paying someone to train their dog may be one of the non-essential expenses that people would cut from their budget, and instead look up "obedience training for dummies" on the internet. One of the other more acceptable career goals might appease your parents and still keep the dog training dream alive.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:50 am

BlindLucky, I remember you posted pics of Finn a few months ago playing in the snow. I am so sorry for your loss... :(
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:04 pm

Sorry for your loss, BL. It's clear Finn was loved and had a great life.
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Tessablue wrote:sent my dissertation in and immediately got the flu. Bet this is related to the fact that I always get sick on vacation. Joke's on you, constantly stressed body, I'm going to have a real job with real hours soon! Hopefully!
And now you wait to hear if it'll be accepted as is or what changes they would like to see? Good luck with the flu.
I give a public presentation next week, after which my committee "grills" me on my dissertation and suggests edits (they probably haven't read it). Then I make those edits, hand it in, and then I'm a doctor I guess. Exciting, but would be a lot more exciting if I could actually find a job in the next month or so. Was supposed to have funding over the summer but the NIH has, uh, run into some difficulties for some reason.

And thanks, you and peep... finally got over it but it was nasty. Feels like half of Boston is sick right now. This miserable weather certainly isn't helping.
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:47 pm

My dog somehow fractured her tooth to the pulp yesterday. She went in for her yearly shots today and I had the vet look at her mouth. He said the tooth has GOT to come out. He quoted me at nearly $560 for the extraction of ONE tooth and that is minus the dental cleaning. If we leave the tooth in it will become infected abscessed or both in six months to a year. I am extremely limited income. My mom helps me out by paying for my dogs yearly vaccinations but anything extra beyond that I pay...im also on disability so yes I'm extremely stressed right now trying to figure out a way I can afford this surgery
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:25 pm

TapitsGal wrote:My dog somehow fractured her tooth to the pulp yesterday. She went in for her yearly shots today and I had the vet look at her mouth. He said the tooth has GOT to come out. He quoted me at nearly $560 for the extraction of ONE tooth and that is minus the dental cleaning. If we leave the tooth in it will become infected abscessed or both in six months to a year. I am extremely limited income. My mom helps me out by paying for my dogs yearly vaccinations but anything extra beyond that I pay...im also on disability so yes I'm extremely stressed right now trying to figure out a way I can afford this surgery
Holy COW. My dog had 15 teeth removed and it cost less than that. But I go to a vet clinic that also does payment plans and gives discounts if you are under a certain income level.

Do you have any other options?
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:49 pm

So I'm right that price is obscene?
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:10 pm

TapitsGal wrote:So I'm right that price is obscene?
Shouldn't you then get on the ball and find a vet that charges less and/or is willing to work out a payment plan with you??? Your dog should not have to risk a painful infection much less losing her life while you're polling the internet whether that vet is overpriced or not.
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:14 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
TapitsGal wrote:My dog somehow fractured her tooth to the pulp yesterday. She went in for her yearly shots today and I had the vet look at her mouth. He said the tooth has GOT to come out. He quoted me at nearly $560 for the extraction of ONE tooth and that is minus the dental cleaning. If we leave the tooth in it will become infected abscessed or both in six months to a year. I am extremely limited income. My mom helps me out by paying for my dogs yearly vaccinations but anything extra beyond that I pay...im also on disability so yes I'm extremely stressed right now trying to figure out a way I can afford this surgery
Holy COW. My dog had 15 teeth removed and it cost less than that. But I go to a vet clinic that also does payment plans and gives discounts if you are under a certain income level.

Do you have any other options?
In a person, getting a tooth out that has fractured to the pulp isn't simply an extraction but would get you referred to an oral surgeon.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:33 am

I think many vets would be willing to work out a payment plan with you. Have you discussed this with your vet?
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:30 pm

Catalina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:
TapitsGal wrote:My dog somehow fractured her tooth to the pulp yesterday. She went in for her yearly shots today and I had the vet look at her mouth. He said the tooth has GOT to come out. He quoted me at nearly $560 for the extraction of ONE tooth and that is minus the dental cleaning. If we leave the tooth in it will become infected abscessed or both in six months to a year. I am extremely limited income. My mom helps me out by paying for my dogs yearly vaccinations but anything extra beyond that I pay...im also on disability so yes I'm extremely stressed right now trying to figure out a way I can afford this surgery
Holy COW. My dog had 15 teeth removed and it cost less than that. But I go to a vet clinic that also does payment plans and gives discounts if you are under a certain income level.

Do you have any other options?
In a person, getting a tooth out that has fractured to the pulp isn't simply an extraction but would get you referred to an oral surgeon.
Indeed. I just had a vertical root fracture removed in the last two weeks by an oral surgeon. But still, I think TapitsGal should get a quote from another vet and/or see if the current vet does a payment plan. Because yeah, the dog needs that tooth out.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:48 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Catalina wrote: In a person, getting a tooth out that has fractured to the pulp isn't simply an extraction but would get you referred to an oral surgeon.
Indeed. I just had a vertical root fracture removed in the last two weeks by an oral surgeon. But still, I think TapitsGal should get a quote from another vet and/or see if the current vet does a payment plan. Because yeah, the dog needs that tooth out.
Yes, and getting it out sooner would probably be better than waiting a few months.
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:51 pm

She has an appointment for a second opinion on the 17th and is on antibiotics in the meantime
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