why wouldn't a vet wanna turn over Xray ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ladyearth, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. ladyearth

    ladyearth Songster

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    unfortunately I didn't think to have my beautiful Blakey X= rayed the other end of her. The vet just rayed the crop area. cause she had a mushy crop and I had been going at at least 2 and1/2 weeks.prob longer we did the Gyne Lotrimine and some epsom alt one time whole tube prob over 6 ays.. Bought th big syringe but didn't do the tube ending. I didn't se how it would help since her crop I thought was the problem... I had sev med but dint know which ones to use. Cause this forum says wrong med can make things worse. so many opinions. so frustrating watching her suffer,,, and not knowing what was wrong
    I did all too fast. He sedated her before x raying her and then euthanized her. I so regret it now. Her death has affected me so much. esp seeing her little face as she died.as we held her down on the table. It was so demeaning.her shivering and jerking and her little tongue sticking out.. I cried an immediately was sorry. I have cried everyday. because we or rather I.... I should have asked to have her lower part x-rayed,TOO.. She could have had an obstruction...or an egg inside>>>>
    She was so beautiful and gentle. I believe she so waned to live,,,,, now. In the house she hid before we left. she sat on my lap on the 30 mile or so long drive.I had called thev Friday morning. and had an appt early afternoon. I hurried the decision. she drank water quite a bit but wouldn't really eat...she did eat some newspaper while walking around in the basement. with Hubby.. She passed mostly water...I let her outside for a few minute with the others she pecked at some pumpkin in the run part. The others ran out few minutes later. I closed the gate to keep her from joining them in the rest of the 1/2 acre... Since we were running close to leaving. I scooped up the sweet gal and got in the car.....I even held her in the waiting room.. I felt rushed and should have thought it all out more.

    The closest AH vet less than 2 miles away said...."He's. NOT familiar with chickens and wouldn't. do the deed.
    I will regret that decision to end her life prob the rest of my life..Hubby was getting so upset with having to tend her and change her newspapers etc every few hours. and cleanup the floor quite often..He wanted to let her outside more. but it was to cold at times and esp some nights. since she wasnt eating she prob wOuld have died or been picked on. I also should have recored audio wis that is what the vet said. Thee were only dogs with their owner in the waiting room..
    We buried her when we got home before dark.
    So I called the vet finally today and asked them to mail me the X-ray.. The vet said NO...that the X-ray belonged to THE PRACTICE>. I replied "she's dead". why not? He said Don't beat yourself up...you did the right thing.
    I am so ticked off. that X-ray should be mine. we paid for it.... what good will it do him.? Maybe he even threw it away.. Morale of the sad story. Don't be in such a hurry. Cause I will always wonder if she could have been treated. If we had her necropsy. They keep the body. The vet school kept Pinky Lee.... I wanted her to be buried where she roamed and spent her life.
    We thought about having all of them euthanized so we can get on with or life and move. Hubby won't let me Take them to the other house.so we are in a rut...
    thanks all
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    Losing any pet is hard. It doesn't matter if they die or you put them to sleep it's never easy.

    You made the best decision you could for the circumstances. In my experiences once a chicken starts having problems you can't do much to stop the downhill slide. I'm so sorry. You shouldn't be too hard on yourself, you did your best.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    So sorry for your loss, it's never easy making that decision nor going home without. Remember the good times, memories are forever.
     
  4. ladyearth

    ladyearth Songster

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    yeah but in yalls experience shoulnt that xray belong to us?
     
  5. Countrey Girl

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    Sorry for your loss. It is so hard when animals die
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    I have never been given a single xray. Sometimes they will give you a photocopy of it, but generally they will transfer them to other vets but I don't think any of them give them to you. I do understand the theory though.
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Yep, same goes with humans xrays.

    Why do you want it?
     
  8. Cryss

    Cryss Crowing

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    I agree with oldhenlikesdogs. Why do you want it, just to beat yourself up even more? As a morbid momento? No, you don't need this xray. You have beautiful memories. Yes, its hard. I've had my share of this type of heartbreak. You always second guess yourself afterwards. Yet when you look at the suffering they were experiencing you know you couldn't make them continue to suffer and ultimately die from it becoming even more distressful. All we can hope for is that our fur and feathered babies only ever experience one bad day in their lives. You did what was needed because you loved her. Now dwell on the life you shared.
     
  9. Sara Ranch

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    *hugs*

    Plant a pumpkin or a flower or a tree in Pinky Lee's favorite outside spot.

    Love your memories of her.

    What you experienced with Pinky Lee will help save another chicken's life.

    Keep learning. Keep trying.

    *hugs*
     
  10. ladyearth

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    I got several. of my own x rays....copies of anyway
    it was Blakey... Pinky Lee ( died minutes after I notice her being quiet laying down and by herself that eorly afternoon,,,,,,,unfortunately she wasn't buried. prob thrown in a dumpster after she was autopsied...They wouldn't return her body....I wish I could have someone familiar with doing in their own chickens do her necropsy so she could have been buried here.
    I would like to have shown it (xray)to someone else to review.. Like Hubby said we shouldn't have rushed. I should have had the back half of her Xrayed... Even Kathy said "an X-ray would have showed an obstruction" I M NOT BEING MORBID. I JUST WISH I WOULD have not been or felt rushed.... Cause the vet said "something about her crop show a lighter color cause of a "gas"..
    so that meant an obstruction right....Maybe she might have gotten better. It wasn't like she wasn't walking and moving around.
    what is someone going to learn for me? not to rush... at least been looked at sooner. If it WASNT the dang,30 plus miles over 2 lane highways winding Roads. I would have taken her lot sooner to be evaluated myself... The damn vet down he Road wouldn't see her..... and his newspaper ad say"Large or small. we treat. them atll" the AH.
    thanks all
     

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