Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gertie Update

Pam and I drove Gertie the Cat to Dr. Gall at the Chatham Animal Hospital in Savannah yesterday.   It's not that we didn't care for Dr. Cheek at Cheek to Cheek here in Brunswick.   He was wonderful.  It's only that Pam worked for Dr. Gall for a couple of months and knows him really well, and likes the staff she worked with.  He's also examined Gertie many times, including removing all her organs and examining each one.

Dr. Gall examined Gertie and just shook his head.   He said he and Dr. Cheek even had a conference call about her.   They're both stumped.  Every test, every examination, looks normal.  He poked and prodded, hemmed and hawed, took xrays, and came up with... nothing.  The xrays show her lungs to be clear and her breathing passages to be normal, yet she continues to struggle for each breath.

Dr. Gall decided to try Gertie on new meds.  One is a strong parasite control med and the other is to kill tape worms.  Grasping at straws.  We'll see.  Sadly, Dr. Gall said he will only know what's wrong with her when he does an autopsy.

By the way, I want to say again how much we like Dr. Gall.  But it's not only us.  Dr. Gall was voted Best Veterinarian in Savannah in 2012 by.... I forget who.  Someone.  It was on the plaque on the wall.

In other news, Friday was also the first official Friday Happy Three Hours at dock 13.   We even had a few couples come from dock 14 and 10.  Maybe this will morph into Friday Pot Luck!

We were treated to another beautiful Brunswick sunset last night too.  This never gets old.


  1. So sorry to hear about Gertie. Wish there was some way they could tell us what's wrong. We've been through it, so we know your anxiety. Wishing the best for all of you.

  2. Has either vet recommended Diatomaceous earth? Might be worth a try, since nothing else has worked...