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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quick Mr. Gray Update ...

Greetings, my friends! We just arrived home from the vet for Mr. Gray's Fel-Leuk re-test. Unfortunately, we do not know anymore than we did before as they have told us that this time, his blood test will be sent out to the lab which they utilize and we will not know the results until sometime next week due to the holidays.

As far as I am concerned, this is what they should have done in the first place as I have read that the so-called 15 minute or less blood tests, which they call the ELISA Fel-Luek test, that many vets currently use in-house are not known to be quite as accurate and they can very easily be altered by room temperate which needs to be precisely right for definative test results.

Even if his results come back positive, I fully intend to get a second opinion to be sure from the vet whom was the reason I had decided to use our current vet in the first place. He is not a member of the VCA Animal Hospital and left a couple of months after returning to the vets office we now belong to in order to start his own practice. His name is Dr. Sherbyn W. Ostrich, VMD and his reputation has always been impeccable ~ 30 years experience (he was my parents vet for many years until he moved his practice too far away). He has served as President of the American Veterinary Medical Assoc., President of the Berks County Humane Society, and President of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. My guess is that he does not exactly agree with the ridiculously greedy prices of the VCA affiliated vets, ours being one of them! Truthfully speaking, these people (the VCA) would rather see you put your furry family member down or suffer thereof rather than work with you on your vet bill (you MUST pay ALL fees before you leave their office) or even bring down their rates to something much more reasonable.  :-(

And so, we shall continue to play the waiting game and pray for the best in the end. Thank you sooo very much to all of you who have kept Mr. Gray in your prayers. We so very appreciate your thoughtfullness and kind hearts!!


  1. I know what you mean about some vets very high charges; and that they won't do anything for a sick pet till they get their money up front. I am blessed to have a fabulous vet, very caring, who will work out a payment schedule with you if needed.
    Keeping sweet Gray-Fellow in mind and spirit; the results will be good.

  2. Kim, I am sorry for the way your vets are, with the very high charges! Mr. Gray will continue to be in my thoughts! He is such a cute kitty ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  3. Dr. Ostrich! Love the name! Still keeping Mr. Gray in my thoughts and will send some Reiki energy his way! Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Living with uncertainty is so hard to do esp. when there's a fur baby involved. I'm go glad that you're taking him to a vet that you trust as Mr. Gray deserves that and I know you know that. I keep sending much love and blessings to Mr Gray and all of you.