Wednesday, July 14, 2010
No Significant Findings
The good news? There isn't evidence of debilitating arthritis, OCD, significant bone spurs, etcetera. The bad news? We still don't know why I'm hurting or how to fix it. Rats!
I was a gem at the clinic, and I give four hooves up to Dr. Ken Leisher and his lovely assistant. They told me I was cute, they complimented me on good behavior and my close adherence to Life Lesson # 20, and they made me feel safe and adored for the entirety of my stay. I was so very comfortable there that I even permitted the insertion of a needle into my joint, where the humans saw a small evacuation of clear fluid. (I was spared this vision by FarmWife's strategically cupped hand, but she told me later that it was rather interesting!) Dr. Leisher injected cortisone into the affected joint, and we hope to see some improvement as a result.
FarmWife, I know, would have liked a conclusive answer today. Still, though, and really—could she possibly have wanted to see trouble on the films? I think not! It is best, I tell her, that we found nothing unusual today. It means, as I have been saying all along, that I will be fine. Just fine. As things stand, we may not have a solid story but at least we can still hope for this to heal entirely in time, reducing to a small cosmetic blemish.
Dr. Leisher, thank you from the bottom of my capacious and noble heart for making me feel comfortable and well-looked after today. Dear readers, thanks again for your support of our "x-rays for Fenway" poetry drive. The verses keep coming, and you can see them daily at www.fairyrabbit.com! Tell your friends, too, as the project shows every sign of evolving into an "ultrasound for Fenway" poetry drive in the coming weeks.
With relief, with love, and with many brayful thanks, I am your friend,
p.s. Donkey lovers, peek at the MVVH links page!