easy child was told last Spring to wait to schedule puppy's spade procedure. She wanted it done before she went to NYC but when she went to schedule it the beginning of July, they were booked until last Thursday! Now, if they are booked so far in advance, WHY could she not have scheduled it at puppy's last shots appointment, why did they make her wait?!!!! Anyway, puppy is in heat (they grow up so fast these days!) making the procedure $20 more. easy child also denied the lab screening because she could not afford the $42 for that so I paid to have it done. (It's not that I don't like pets, its just that I don't want the responsibility says me!) We believe that puppy is more sensitive because she was in heat during the procedure. She had the procedure done Thursday and stayed overnight. easy child picked her up on Friday late morning and said puppy was doing steps already. As the weekend went on, puppy seemed to get worse and worse. She looked so pathetic and difficult child was so worried. I was starting to get worried and asked easy child to call the vet. Now, a dog has to look near death for me to suggest making that call and puppy was so zapped of energy and in so much pain! The vet said to give aspirin and he would be in the office 9:00 Sunday morning if things continued to not improve. The vet also remembered Bella. She was a whiny little critter. I guess bischon friese are known to be whiny and intolerable of pain. So, easy child goes out Saturday night and gets some aspirin. Puppy got a dose that night. Things did go a tiny bit better. difficult child slept on the floor with puppy in the game room Friday and Saturday night. Sunday morning, difficult child put puppy on easy child's bed when we left for church. About two minutes before Sunday School was over, I get a phone call (my little chatterbox student said, "Hey, ice cream truck!" I suppose the ringer of the cell phone sounds like our ice cream truck.). I gave the phone to difficult child who answered it in the hallway. It was easy child. I called her back after class was dismissed. She had given puppy another dose of aspirin and apparently puppy had not eaten breakfast because she threw up all over easy child's bed. (suppose to eat before having aspirin) I came so close to paying the $100 after-hour fee just to take puppy in the vet before today but she seemed much better by the time I got home from church and grocery shopping. I took easy child to the laundromant later that day to wash her bedding in the large machines. Anyway, puppy is almost 100% back to normal. She doesn't look pathetic anymore and is back to jumping the babygate we have to keep her downstairs. We need to find a way to keep her at the bottom of the stairs - there is a nice area there for her but she wants to be upstairs getting into things.