“Yes, there are fancy medicines, and exceptional technology available. Yes, it all costs a great deal. But most of all, we feel success our boy had in recovering came because he was with folks at the two centers who really care about what they are doing.”
“We just wanted to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you who work so tirelessly to Sequoia_smallcare for the sick and broken animals who are brought to your door. We brought our Sequoia, an Irish Setter, in one late night, suffering from what ended up being diagnosed as a dangerous disease that none of us saw coming.
Sequoia was healthy and playful one day, and suddenly very sick the next. From your front desk receptionist, to the many assistants, to the first of many Vets who treated Sequoia, each of you cared so deeply, we knew our precious guy was in great hands. Worried at where it would all turn out, we nevertheless knew he would be getting the best you could provide. Dr. Demetre-Moss cared for Sequoia that first night, and she was very thoughtful, conscientious, and very gentle and loving with him. Also assigned to the center was and assistant who so kindly helped us take Sequoia out for a short walk one day. He was disoriented and unsure but who ever you are, you helped him feel like life was worth fighting for. We do not know your name, but we hope when you read this you remember, and know that you made a difference.
Several days later, a transfer to a larger facility, and a new group of you came to our attention. One doctor, Dr. Tarassov, spent many nights with Sequoia. We know it was his shift, we realize it was his job, but above and beyond all of that, he would call us, late at night, or early each morning, and give us detailed reports. He was clear in his explanations of what was going on and it was very apparent that he took his challenges to care for Sequoia personally. We appreciated hearing from him on where things stood, but most of all we recognized he was giving the treatment effort everything he could, in order to somehow make things better for a lonely, scared and very sick, creature, who did not understand what was happening.
All of you are the same way. You all seemed always willing to answer questions, explain circumstances, detail a situation, and each of you were always willing to work with us.
Sequoia is home now, recovering nicely, is playful, but tires easily, as would be expected. Each day though, he is more himself and for a longer period of time. He is alive and living and again enjoying his world.
All of this is due to your wonderful skills and efforts. Yes, there are fancy medicines, and exceptional technology available. Yes, it all costs a great deal. But most of all, we feel success our boy had in recovering came because he was with folks at the two centers who really care about what they are doing. Bless you all.
– Val, Dick, & Sequoia (and his comrade who was lonely while he was gone) Aspen