it will be expensive after all
Wednesday, August 1 2012
Gretchen drove Ramona all the way up the Schenectady today so she could see a specialist in veterinary orthopedic surgery. When Gretchen eventually called me, the news was not good. In contrast to what our local veterinarian had told us, the repair of a luxating patella is actually more complicated than the repair of a torn ACL; indeed, part of what needs to be done in repairing a luxating patella is the strengthening of the ACL. (I know; it doesn't make any sense to me either, and it's possible there is a college education that needs to be paid for.) So not only is the surgery more expensive; it also requires months of confinement afterwards. It's going to end up costing us $2700, which, after all that grim explanation, was actually a little less than we'd been expecting.
So it's a good thing I've been putting in long days on this arduous web development project.
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