What do you do when you live on an island and you need to get an x-ray done on your dog? You take him to the only x-ray machine on the island. Which is located at the Ambergris Hope Clinic in San Pedro. That’s right – Dooley Bear went to the people clinic to get his x-ray!
We loaded up Dooley Bear in the back of our cart and drove him to town for his 2:00 appointment. (Dogs are welcome after 2:00)
He was so excited when we arrived at the clinic that he shouted out, “Woo Hoo!” (Ok, actually this is a yawn. The 2-mile drive was tough!)
Dooley Bear was slightly concerned when he read the clinic sign.
“I thought I was getting an x-ray? What’s a gynecologist????”
We assured him he was really just getting an x-ray and with much enthusiasm, he entered the clinic.
In addition to housing the only x-ray machine on the island, the Ambergris Hope Clinic also a hyperbaric chamber.
Dooley Bear waited patiently for his turn.
The x-ray room.
Ronnie hoisted Dooley Bear onto the table and Dr. Ines moved him into the correct position.
Since the “correct position” was Dooley Bear’s favorite position (the sleeping position) we didn’t need to sedate him. And as you can tell, Dooley Bear was so excited as always.
Since Dooley Bear was not sedated, Ronnie geared up in a fancy lead vest and assisted in the procedure.
Plus marks the spot!
By the looks of this picture you would think Dooley Bear was sedated, but no. That’s just Dooley Bear’s favorite thing to do.
And just like that, the x-rays were done.
Here is Dooley Bear’s best shot:
Inquiring minds want to know: What do these x-rays tell us?
We learned three things about Mr. Dooley Bear:
- He has intervertebral disc disease (old man back)
- He has some metastatic cancer in his chest and lungs
- He has an enlarged heart
Ok, we only learned two things.
We already knew that Dooley Bear has a giant heart!