Ugh I'm so frusterated with finding a vet for Tayda. As you may know she has been newly diagnosed w/ Fanconi and I'm trying to schedule her first follow up visit to see how she is responding to the protocol. The place I took her is apparently the only place around that has the blood gas machine onsite. The first doc that I saw there seemed less than enthusiastic about the whole Fanconi thing, and actually said to me when I walked in, "Didn't you call here and didn't we advise you to take her to Tufts?" That didn't exactly give me a warm fuzzy feeling about being there. At any rate, I just got the blood work I needed and emailed Dr. Gonto about it and got Tayda on the protocol.
Now I have to schedule her follow up visit and after calling around more, Im still not finding other vet offices that have the blood gas machine. So I called back to the same vet office and asked for a recommendation for another vet on their staff that has more experience w/ internal disorders…. and the lady recommended someone to me so I made the appointment with him.
I'm a little bothered right now as he just called me personally to basically tell me that he'd rather not take my case. He said he has never diagnosed or seen a Fanconi case in his 40 years of being a vet and that the woman I saw initially has done some research on Fanconi since our initial visit and that at this point she is the most qualified to treat Tayda.
I just get the feeling that they don't want to put the effort into this.... sigh..... I guess I can always just consult w/ Dr. Gonto but it really would be nice to have a knowledgeable vet on my side locally. I've left a message for the first doc to call me back so I can see what she has found out from her research.... and now I feel awkward because she likely knows that I was trying to see someone other than her for my follow up.