“What I think now is his death sentence was sealed the moment she injected him.”
On the left is Bosco, about 12-years-of-age and on the right is pensioner Lillian Carr, Bosco’s former owner. Bosco is now dead and cremated because unfortunately a veterinary nurse administered a dog drug (we don’t know the name) to Bosco that poisoned him.
Bosco was in for teeth cleaning and to check out a possible cancerous growth on his lip. As is normal, Carr was nervous about things but she’d been with the same vet for 40 years.
The mistake was discovered after Bosco had returned home. Carr received a telephone call by a nurse at the clinic who said:
‘We’ve got to come and get Bosco, he’s been given the wrong medicine’,
Carr thought Bosco would pull through but he went downhill over a period of a week. She was told that he was dying. She had no hope of a recovery and agreed euthanasia.
The clinic staff behaved nicely after the accident. Of course, there was a refund for all costs and a full apology which was unopened by Lillian Carr.
These things happen. Apparently, there were two syringes in the room and the nurse picked up the wrong one. That does seem careless.
The location is New Zealand.