Well, it's time to leave for the Great State of Indiana to pick up teen son. His week at the vet clinic there is about over, and it's time for him to come home. He has learned alot from his experience there and has texted me, from time to time, about what he has seen and done.
For instance, he has been able to watch a surgery on a horse and view an ultrasound on a cat. He has seen doggy dentals, various animal examinations, been present when a woman's beloved family pet had to be put to sleep, observed an autopsy, and the list goes on and on. He's even experienced the mundane side of veterinary medicine: the mopping of floors and the cleaning of cages. From meeting other vets to becoming acquainted with volunteers and the maintenance fella, his horizons have been broadened and life skills have been acquired.
Some of the time he has felt "in the way" and unsure of himself. I have told him that this is perfectly normal; who of us hasn't experienced those very same feelings when put into a new, unknown situation. He has had to step out of his comfort zone, so to speak, and step into the unfamiliar.
I am looking forward to hearing more about his experiences and what all he has learned. But, for now, I have to continue with my own mundane work: packing of bags as we are going to be staying overnight at a hotel after we retrieve him. It'll be a little mini family vacay, and I'm excited!
Have a terrific Friday Everyone!!!