Transcript: ER Vets - Series 1- Episode 16 | Jan 26, 2021

(music plays)

A Female Narrator says COMING UP ON ER VETS...

Doctor Boyd says LOKA IS A KOMODO DRAGON.

A Male Vet says THE POTENTIAL IS THERE TO FIND
ANOTHER TUMOUR.

Doctor Martin says HIS OWNERS NOTICED THAT
HE WAS BREATHING A BIT HEAVIER.

Eddie says YOU HOPE FOR THE BEST
AND YOU DEAL WITH THE WORST.

Dave says ON OUR WAY BACK FROM FLORIDA,
SHE HAD A SEIZURE.

Doctor Lamborne says HER MOUTH IS JUMPING.

Doctor James says DON'T DO THAT.
I'M NOT COMFORTABLE SENDING
HER HOME TODAY.

(theme music plays)

The opening of the show rolls. Words appear on the screen that read "Critical care, oncology surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, neurology, anesthesia, allergy, dermatology, neurosurgery."

The name of the show reads "ER Vets. 24-7 animal trauma centre."

(music plays)

The narrator says TORONTO, HOME TO THE V.E.C.,
AN EMERGENCY VETERINARY
TRAUMA CENTRE.
THAN 20,000 PATIENTS A YEAR,
THE V.E.C. IS ONE OF THE
BUSIEST VETERINARY FACILITIES
IN THE COUNTRY.
THESE ARE THREE OF ITS CASES.

A caption reads "Case 1: Mazy. Seizures."

Lorraine is in her sixties, with short blond hair. She wears a black beret, a green zip sweater and glasses.

Lorraine says THIS IS MY HUSBAND DAVE,
I'M LORRAINE,
AND WE JUST DROVE IN TWO HOURS
TO THE EMERGENCY CLINIC HERE
WITH OUR LITTLE BICHON MAZY.

The caption changes to "Doctor James. Neurologist." Doctor James is in her late forties, with short blond hair. She wears green scrubs.

Doctor James says SO, I'VE GOT A CASE COMING IN
OF A DOG THAT'S HAVING SEIZURES
AND UNUSUAL BEHAVIOUR.
SO WE'RE GONNA GET IT INTO THE
HOSPITAL AND GET IT STABILISED.
AND THEN WE'RE GONNA TRY
AND FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG.

Dave is in his sixties, with a moustache, and receding white hair. He wears a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Dave WELL ON OUR WAY BACK FROM
FLORIDA SHE HAD A SEIZURE.

Lorraine says SHE WAS JUST FROTHING
AT HER MOUTH
WITH HER ARMS AND LEGS
WERE PADDLING.

Doctor James says WITH NEUROLOGY,
IT'S ALWAYS A MYSTERY.
IT COULD BE
A NUMBER OF THINGS.
Checking Mazy, she continues THAT'S ALL NORMAL.
SHE'S NORMAL ON
HER NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION
BUT SHE SEEMS KIND
OF DISORIENTED.
WHICH THEY OFTEN ARE AFTER
THEY'VE HAD A BUNCH OF SEIZURES.
SO, WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS PLACE
HER ON AN INFUSION OF VALIUM,
SO THAT WE CAN QUIETEN THESE
SEIZURES RIGHT DOWN.

With tears in her eyes, Lorraine says SHE'S REALLY DEAR TO US.
COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT HER.
SHE'S JUST A HAPPY DOG.
SHE LOVES TO PLAY BALL.
HER FAVOURITE THING IS RUNNING
ON THE BEACH WITH DAVE.

Dave is getting emotional.

Doctor James says THE OWNERS HAVE DRIVEN
A LONG WAY
TO SEEK NEUROLOGICAL
CARE WITH US.
AND THEY ARE UNDERSTANDABLY
VERY EMOTIONAL
ABOUT WHAT THE OUTCOME
IS GONNA BE.

The Narrator says WHILE MAZY'S OWNERS WAIT
PATIENTLY FOR DR. JAMES
TO GO OVER HER INITIAL
OBSERVATIONS,
DR. BOYD GETS A CALL
ABOUT A UNIQUE CASE.

The caption changes to "Doctor Boyd. Surgeon."

Doctor Boyd is in her thirties, with straight black hair in a bob cut with bangs. She wears glasses and red scrubs.

Doctor Boyd says I HAVE A CRAZY DAY TODAY.
I'VE GOTTA GO TO THE ZOO.
THEY HAVE A KOMODO DRAGON THAT
NEEDS TO BE SPAYED.

The caption changes to "Case 2: Loka. Ovary Surgery."

Doctor Boyd says SHE HAD A BIG OVARIAN TUMOUR,
AND NOW HER OTHER OVARY IS
ACTIVE AND CAUSING HER PROBLEMS.
LOKA IS A 25-YEAR-OLD
KOMODO DRAGON.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW
WHAT A KOMODO DRAGON IS
IT'S A VERY LARGE LIZARD.
YEAH. CAN'T SAY
I'VE EVER DONE THIS BEFORE.
THEY CAN EAT THINGS, SMALL
CHILDREN, BIG ANIMALS, COWS.
THEY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE
THESE ANIMALS AT THE ZOO,
SO I'M NOT TOO WORRIED.
WE SHOULD BE FINE.

The Narrator says AS DR. BOYD PREPARES
TO HEAD TO THE ZOO,
IN EXAM ROOM FIVE, DR. JAMES
DISCUSSES HER FIRST EXAMINATION
WITH MAZY'S OWNERS.

Doctor James says WHAT SEIZURES MEANS IS THAT
THEY HAVE AN ABNORMALLY
SOMEWHERE IN THE FRONT
PART OF THEIR BRAIN.
AND BASICALLY, WHAT IT IS IS
A BUNCH OF NEURONS ARE FIRING
ALL OF A SUDDEN
AT THE SAME TIME.
AND IF IT'S IN A MOTOR CENTRE
OF THEIR BRAIN
THEN THEY HAVE MOTOR ACTIVITY
AND THAT'S A SEIZURE.
IN LITTLE DOGS THAT
ARE OVER SEVEN,
WE WORRY ABOUT
SOMETHING STRUCTURAL.
WELL, THERE'S TWO WORST
CASE SCENARIOS, I SUPPOSE.
WORST CASE SCENARIO NUMBER ONE
IS IT COULD BE SOME KIND
OF BRAIN TUMOUR.

Doctor James draws a diagram for Dave and Lorraine.

Doctor James says SECOND WORST CASE SCENARIO IS
IT'S SOME KIND
OF INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
THAT DOESN'T RESPOND
TO MEDICATION.
THE TESTS THAT I NEED TO DO
ARE GONNA BE A COMBINATION
OF C.T. SCAN OF HER BRAIN
AND A SPINAL TAP.
THOSE THINGS SHOULD LET US SEE
WHETHER SHE'S GOT A TUMOUR
OR WHETHER SHE'S GOT
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.
AND I'LL TAKE YOU BACK
TO SAY GOOD-BYE.

Lorraine says DR. JAMES IS GONNA RUN A BATTERY
OF TESTS ON HER
AND WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE
GOOD RESULTS.

Dave says HI, MAZY.

Lorraine says IT'S GONNA BE HARD TO DRIVE AWAY
AND LEAVE HER HERE.

Lorraine holds Mazy.

Dave says WE'LL BE ON THE BEACH BEFORE
YOU KNOW IT, HEY?

Lorraine says THANK YOU.

Doctor James hugs Lorraine.

Doctor James says OKAY. DON'T WORRY, ALL RIGHT?

Lorraine says OKAY.

Dave says YEAH, IT'S BEEN PRETTY
ROUGH ON HER THE LAST FEW DAYS.

The Narrator says WITH MAZY NOW ADMITTED INTO THE
HOSPITAL, HER OWNERS GO HOME.
DR. BOYD ARRIVES AT THE ZOO
AND WATCHES AS LOKA
IS BROUGHT IN
FOR HER PROCEDURE.

The caption changes to "Doctor Outton. Veterinarian." He is in his mid-forties, clean-shaven with brown hair. He wears beige scrubs.

Doctor Outton says SO, TODAY, DR. BOYD'S
COMING TO DEAL
WITH A VERY INTERESTING AND
DANGEROUS ANIMAL.
THE KOMODO DRAGON.

Doctor Boyd says SO, I GOT TO THE ZOO AND THEY
HAD ALREADY TRAPPED LOKA
IN THIS SPECIAL BOX.
I GUESS THEY'D LURED HER IN
WITH SOME FOOD LAST NIGHT.
AND THEY'RE BRINGING HER OVER
FROM HER ENCLOSURE.

Doctor Outton says TODAY, WE WERE WORKING WITH
DR. ANDREW LENTINI.

Andrew is in his late forties, with a goatee and short graying hair. He wears glasses, and a light gray shirt.

Andrew says MY NAME'S ANDREW LENTINI,
I'M A CURATORIAL KEEPER
AT THE TORONTO ZOO.
AND LOKA ARRIVED HERE WHEN I
FIRST STARTED IN THIS POSITION.
SO, WE GO BACK
A LONG WAYS
AND WE'VE GOT
A LONG RELATIONSHIP.

Doctor Dutton says WE ARE ABOUT TO ANESTHETISE
OUR KOMODO DRAGON
AND THERE WERE SOME CHALLENGES
ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

Andrew says KOMODO DRAGONS, IN GENERAL,
THEY ARE ACTUALLY QUITE
INTELLIGENT ANIMALS.
THEY'RE VERY ATTENTIVE.
THEY'RE ALWAYS AWARE OF
WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THEM.
THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT
THAT THEY ARE PREDATORS.
THEY'RE THE TOP PREDATOR
IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT
AND THEY DO LEARN,
THEY DO ADAPT.

Doctor Dutton says WE'RE JUST
GASSING HER DOWN,
SO WE'RE GIVING HER AN
ANESTHETIC GAS
TO GET HER TO GO TO SLEEP.
BUT THEY'RE VERY GOOD
AT HOLDING THEIR BREATH.
SHE TAKING SMALL
ONES THERE, ANDREW,
BUT NO BIG YOU KNOW
GULPS OF AIR.
THINGS TAKE A LONG TIME
SOMETIMES
THEY CAN TAKE A LONG
TIME TO GO TO SLEEP,
TO BECOME UNCONSCIOUS,
AND THEY CAN ALSO TAKE A LONG
TIME TO COME AROUND AFTERWARDS.
THAT'S SOME NICE BREATHS THERE,
ANDREW.
THERE ARE SOME NICE BREATHES
THERE.
I KNOW THAT DR. BOYD'S
A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS
ABOUT THIS PROCEDURE.
SHE'S GONNA HAVE TO FLY
BY THE SEAT OF HER PANTS.
THERE'S NO KOMODO DRAGON
ANATOMY BOOK.

Doctor Boyd observes the procedure.

Andrew says ANOTHER TRY.

Doctor Boyd says AND WE HAVE TO BE PATIENT 'CAUSE
WE'RE NOT GOING NEAR HER MOUTH
UNTIL SHE IS WELL ASLEEP.

The Narrator says WHILE THE TEAM WAITS PATIENTLY
FOR LOKA TO TAKE DEEP BREATHS
IN ORDER TO FALL ASLEEP,
BACK AT THE V.E.C., DR. JAMES
CHECKS TO SEE IF THERE
HAS BEEN ANY IMPROVEMENT
WITH MAZY'S CONDITION.

Doctor James says I'M JUST GONNA LOOK
AT HER CRANIAL NERVES
AND SEE IF THEY STILL
LOOK NORMAL.
HEY, LOOK AT ME, SWEETIE.
LOOK AT ME, MAZY.
SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SHE'S GOT
A MENACE RESPONSE ON THIS EYE.
OKAY. LET ME JUST CHECK
HER SCHNOZZ AS WELL.
HMM.

A young female technician says LOOK AT THAT!

Doctor James says THE COOL THING ABOUT NEUROLOGY
IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE.
AS WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS
WE GET MORE AND MORE PIECES
OF INFORMATION.
SHE'S OBVIOUSLY RESPONDING ON
THAT SIDE BUT NOT ON THIS SIDE.
SO, THOSE TESTS ARE BOTH
WHAT WE CALL RESPONSES.
MEANING THEY...
THEY GO TO THE CORTEX.
AND THEY CROSSOVER
TO THE OTHER SIDE.
SO, THEY WERE ON THE RIGHT SIDE,
WHICH WOULD IMPLY AN ABNORMALITY
ON THE LEFT SIDE
OF HER FOREBRAIN.
SO, SHE IS A LITTLE BIT WORSE,
BUT IT ALSO HELPS ME KNOW
WHERE TO LOOK.
WE'RE GONNA JUST GET HER
UNDER ANESTHESIA.

The Technician says DO THE C.T.?

Doctor James says YEAH, LET'S DO A C.T.
IT SHOULD LET US SEE WHETHER
SHE'S GOT A TUMOUR
OR WHETHER SHE'S GOT
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.

The Narrator says WITH THIS NEW INFORMATION,
DR. JAMES ORDERS A C.T. SCAN
OF MAZY TO ISOLATE THE PROBLEM.
BACK AT THE ZOO,
LOKA IS ANESTHETISED
AND IS PREPARED
FOR HER SURGERY.

Doctor Boyd says SHE'S FINALLY ASLEEP.
IT TOOK A LITTLE WHILE,
BUT WE GOT HER INTUBATED
AND WE'RE JUST PREPPED
AND READY TO GO INTO SURGERY.
ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, THEY
DISCOVERED A HUGE TUMOUR,
IT WAS IN HER ABDOMEN.
SO, THEY WERE ABLE TO TAKE
THAT TUMOUR OUT
AND SHE RECOVERED REALLY WELL
FROM THAT SURGERY.
BUT SHE'S GOING THROUGH HER
CYCLE OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Andrew says REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES ARE WHAT
CAUSE DEATH IS THESE ANIMALS.
GIVEN THAT SHE'S QUITE
ADVANCED IN YEARS,
WE DON'T REALLY NEED
TO RISK HER HEALTH
BY LEAVING THOSE REPRODUCTIVE
ORGANS IN HER
IF SHE DOESN'T NEED THEM.

Doctor Boyd says IT'S TIME TO TAKE THIS LEFT
OVARY OUT,
SO SHE DOESN'T GET INTO TROUBLE
DOWN THE ROAD.
OH, THIS IS SO COOL.

The Narrator says AS DR. BOYD BEGINS WORK
ON REMOVING LOKA'S OVARY,
DR. JAMES GETS A RESULT
FROM MAZY'S C.T. SCAN.

Doctor James says WE DID A C.T. SCAN.

Doctor Lamborne is in her early twenties, with shoulder-length black hair. She wears a white doctor apron and glasses.

Doctor Lamborne says HELLO.

Doctor James says HEY.
I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING OBVIOUS
IN THE BRAIN.
THERE'S JUST SOMETHING
IN THE NOSE
AND IT GOES UP INTO THE SINUS
WITHOUT THERE BEING ANY
DISRUPTION IN THE NASAL BONE.
THERE'S MATERIAL IN THE NOSE,
BUT I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF IT.
MAZY DOESN'T HAVE ANY SIGNS
OF A NASAL MASS.
SHE'S NOT SNEEZING, SHE DOESN'T
HAVE ANY NASAL DISCHARGE.
SEE THAT STUFF RIGHT THERE?
LITTLE BIT OF WHITE
KIND OF STUFF RIGHT THERE?

Doctor Lamborne says YES THAT SPECKLY PATTERN?

Doctor James says THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE SEE WITH
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.
AND IF IT WAS TUMOUR,
I WOULD EXPECT THAT WE'D BE
SEEING SOMETHING PUSHED OVER.
I'D BE SEEING THAT VENTRICLE
VEIN SQUISHED.

Doctor Lamborne says OKAY.

Doctor James says SO, BECAUSE WE DON'T SEE ANY
OBVIOUS TUMOUR HERE...

Doctor Lamborne says MMM-HMM...

Doctor James says WE'RE GONNA DO
THE SPINAL TAP NOW
TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.

The Narrator says BEFORE THE BREAK ON E.R. VETS.
DR. BOYD BEGAN SURGERY ON LOKA,
A 25-YEAR-OLD KOMODO DRAGON.
AND DR. JAMES SEARCHED FOR
THE CAUSE OF MAZY'S SEIZURES.

During surgery, Doctor Boyd says OKAY THIS IS
THE CRAZIEST FEELING.

Andrew says I AM RATHER CONCERNED
ABOUT HER CONDITION.
SHE HAS A HISTORY OF HAVING HAD
A VERY LARGE TUMOUR REMOVED.
WHEN WE GO IN TODAY, YOU KNOW,
THE POTENTIAL IS THERE
TO FIND ANOTHER TUMOUR
OR POSSIBLY OTHER PROBLEMS
THAT WE HAVEN'T ANTICIPATED.
IT'S TOUGH SKIN.

Doctor Boyd says IT SURE IS.
THE SCALES WERE SO TOUGH.
MORE SCISSORS.
I THINK I BROKE A PAIR OF
SCISSORS GOING THROUGH THEM.
YOU HAD TO WORK
BETWEEN THE SCALES
'CAUSE IT WAS
THE SOFTEST PART TO CUT.
ALL RIGHT, WE'RE INTO
THE CAVITY.
AND THEY HAVE THIS HUGE VEIN
UNDERNEATH THEIR MIDLINE
THAT YOU HAVE TO AVOID.
THERE'S THE BIG VEIN... MAYBE.
YOU KNOW, ONE FALSE MOVE AND
SHE COULD BLEED OUT TO DEATH,
SO IT'S PRETTY SCARY.
WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO JUST WORK
SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY.
SO, THAT LOOKS LIKE OUR OVARY
RIGHT THERE.

The Narrator says AS DR. BOYD CAREFULLY WORKS HER
WAY AROUND LOKA'S ANATOMY,
BACK AT THE V.E.C.,
DOCTOR JAMES LOOKS OVER
THE RESULTS
OF HER SPINAL TAP ON MAZY.

Doctor James says WE'RE GOING IN WITH A NEEDLE
WHERE THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
KIND OF MEET EACH OTHER.
SO, IF THERE'S INFLAMMATION
IN THE BRAIN,
HOPEFULLY THAT'S GONNA
BE REFLECTED IN THIS FLUID.

Doctor Lamborne says WHAT'S NORMAL AGAIN,
ONE TO FIVE?

Looking into a microscope, Doctor Boyd says NORMAL IS, YEAH, LESS THAN FIVE
OR LESS THAN THREE.
BUT I'M NOT EVEN SEEING
ANY CELLS.
NOT EVEN ANY RED CELLS.
I DID THE SPINAL TAP AND
THE SPINAL FLUID WAS NORMAL.
SO, SHE DEFINITELY DOESN'T HAVE
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE.
I THINK THE NEXT STEP
WITH THIS DOG IS
I'M GONNA HAVE THE RADIOLOGIST
LOOK AT THAT C.T.
AND SEE WHAT SHE MAKES OF
THAT THING IN THE NOSE.

Doctor Lamborne says OKAY.

Doctor Boyd says BECAUSE WHAT WE FOUND SO
FAR IS NOT MUCH.

Doctor Lamborne says RIGHT.

Doctor Boyd says YEAH, MYSTERY CONTINUES.

The Narrator says WHILE DR. JAMES CONTINUES
TO LOOK FOR ANSWERS
TO MAZY'S
CONDITION,
DR. BOYD IS MAKING PROGRESS
ON LOKA'S SURGERY.

Doctor Boyd says YEAH IT'S A VERY
WELL-ENGORGED OVARY.

Andrew says OH, NO.

Doctor Boyd says OKAY, SO THERE WE ARE, OVARY.
THAT'S EXCITING.

Doctor Boyd places the ovary on a plate.

Andrew says IT DOESN'T LOOK
PARTICULARLY HEALTHY, NO.
THE PROCEDURE WENT VERY WELL
AS FAR AS I COULD TELL.
WE DID SUCCESSFULLY REMOVE
AN OLD OVARY.

Doctor Boyd says ALL-IN-ALL, SHE HAD A FEW
ADHESIONS FROM HER LAST SURGERY
BUT EVERYTHING LOOKED GREAT.

The Narrator says AS DR. BOYD BEGINS TO WRAP UP
A SUCCESSFUL SURGERY,
BACK AT THE V.E.C.,
A CAT WITH A BREATHING PROBLEM
WAITS IN THE LOBBY.

Eddie is in his forties, with a moustache and brown hair. He wears glasses, a cap, blue jeans, a dark blue jacket and a white sweater.

Eddie says I'M EDDIE, THIS IS HEIDI AND
OUR CAT TITAN.

Heidi sits next to Eddie. She is in her late forties, with curly blond hair. She wears a black winter jacket and blue jeans.

Heidi says HE'S NOT EATING.

Eddie says HE'S NOT BEHAVING NORMALLY.

The caption changes to "Case 3: Titan. Respiratory issues."

Doctor Martin is in her late thirties, with long blond hair. She wears white scrubs.

The caption changes to "Doctor Martin. Internal Medicine."
Doctor Martin says TITAN IS A NINE-YEAR-OLD
DOMESTIC SHORT-HAIRED CAT.
HIS OWNERS NOTICED THAT
HE HAD SOME CHANGE
IN HIS RESPIRATORY PATTERN.
SO, HE WAS BREATHING
A BIT HEAVIER.

Eddie says NINE YEARS AGO, ONE OF OUR
NEIGHBOURS HAD A STRAY CAT
GO INTO HER GARAGE
GIVE BIRTH TO A LITTER.
WE ENDED UP
WITH THIS LITTLE GUY.
HE SLEEPS BETWEEN US
EVERY NIGHT.
HE CUDDLES UP TO
HER EVERY NIGHT.

Heidi says HE'S NEVER BEEN OUT OF THE HOME,
SO IT'S EVEN MORE
STRESSFUL FOR HIM.

Doctor Martin says THEY TOOK SOME X-RAYS
AT THE EMERGENCY VET.
AND THEY NOTICED SOME CHANGES
ALL THROUGHOUT HIS LUNG FIELD.

Doctor Pettifer walks into the X ray room. He is in his mid-fifties, clean-shaven with graying hair. He wears dark blue scrubs and glasses.

Doctor Pettifer says HEY, DAWN, WHAT'S UP?

Doctor Martin says HI, I JUST WANTED YOU TO HAVE A
LOOK AT THESE X-RAYS FROM TITAN.
OKAY. HIS LUNGS
ARE MORE OPAQUE THAN NORMAL,
SO YOU CAN SEE ALL THIS
WHITE AREA HERE.
IT SHOULD BE BLACK.
THE MOST COMMON THINGS
THAT HAPPEN
IS THE RESPIRATORY TRACK
OF CATS ARE ASTHMA.
AND THEN WE ALWAYS SEE
A LOT OF CATS,
ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE
TO LATE YEARS,
THAT HAVE CANCERS.

Eddie says WE'RE DROPPING OFF TITAN TODAY.
WE'RE HOPING FOR GOOD RESULTS.
BUT YOU HOPE FOR THE BEST AND
YOU DEAL WITH THE WORST.

Doctor Martin says SO OUR PLAN TODAY IS TO DO
SOME DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.
WE'LL PROCEED WITH
A C.A.T. SCAN.
AND THEN WE'LL PROCEED
WITH A LUNG WASH
UNLESS WE SEE SOMETHING OBVIOUS
ON THE C.A.T. SCAN.
SO, WE DON'T ACTUALLY
WASH HIS LUNGS.
WE PUT IN A SCOPE
INTO HIS AIR WAYS
AND TAKE OUT A SAMPLE
OF THE FLUID.

Doctor Pettifer says OKAY. I'LL MEET YOU OVER
IN C.T. LAND.

Doctor Martin says GREAT.

Doctor Pettifer says OKAY.

Doctor Martin says THANKS.

The Narrator says WHILE DR. MARTIN
AND DR. PETTIFER PREPARE
TO DO A C.T. SCAN ON TITAN,
DR. JAMES GETS A
ABOUT MAZY'S C.T. SCAN.

Doctor James says I JUST CHECKED MY EMAIL
AND THERE'S A REPORT
FROM THE RADIOLOGIST
THAT SAYS MAZY HAS
A NASAL MASS.
GUESS WHAT?

Doctor Lamborne says WHAT?

Doctor James says THAT STUFF IN THE NOSE LOOKS
LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING BAD.
SHE SAID MASS IN THE RIGHT
NASAL CAVITY.
IT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT
THERE WAS STUFF THERE.
BUT I WAS REALLY...
I DIDN'T SEE ANY BONE
DESTRUCTION OR ANYTHING.
SO, I WAS REALLY HOPING IT
WASN'T ANYTHING.
THIS IS ACTUALLY A NASAL TUMOUR
THAT'S GROWING INTO THE BRAIN
OR PUSHING ON THE BRAIN.
IT'S NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING.
BUT IT DOES EXPLAIN WHY
THE SPINAL FLUID IS NORMAL.
OH, SO I GUESS
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.
SHE SAID THERE WAS EROSION
THROUGH THE PALATINE BONE.

Doctor Lamborne says YEAH,
THAT'S HARD FOR ME TO SEE.

Both of them check the X rays.

Doctor James says YEAH. WELL THAT'S WHY I SENT
IT OFF TO A RADIOLOGIST, RIGHT?

Doctor Lamborne says SO, WHAT DOES
IT MEAN FOR HER?

Doctor James says WHAT IT MEANS IS BAD NEWS.
IT'S MOST LIKELY A
CANCEROUS TUMOUR.
SO, NOW I'VE GOTTA GO
TELL THE OWNERS
AND TELL THEM THIS SAD NEWS,
WHICH I'M NOT LOOKING
FORWARD TO.

On the phone, Doctor James says IT'S DR. JAMES HERE.
HOW ARE YOU?

The Narrator says DR. JAMES CALLS MAZY'S
OWNERS TO UPDATE
THEM
ON WHAT SHE'S FOUND.
TITAN'S C.T. SCAN HAS BEEN
COMPLETED
AND DR. MARTIN LOOKS
OVER THE RESULTS.

Doctor Martin says SO, ON THE C.A.T. SCAN
WE DID SEE SOME AREAS
THAT WERE ABNORMAL.
SO, RIGHT HERE THIS IS
VERY OPAQUE
AND IT'S ACTUALLY HIGHLIGHTING
THE BRONCHI.

Doctor Pettifer says THIS WHOLE AREA HERE.

Doctor Martin says SO, UNFORTUNATELY
WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE
THAT THEY'RE NOT CANCER.
TARGET THIS AREA ON THE WASH.

Doctor Pettifer says ON THE WASH.

Doctor Martin says SO, WE'RE GONNA PROCEED
AND DO THAT LUNG WASH.
AND THEN WE'LL SEND THAT OFF
TO THE LAB,
HAVE A LOOK AT IT UNDER
THE MICROSCOPE, AND HOPEFULLY,
TELL US WHETHER OR NOT
TITAN HAS CANCER.

The Narrator says AS TITAN IS TAKEN FOR A LUNG
WASH TO GET A SAMPLE,
LOKA IS TRANSFERRED OUT OF
SURGERY TO BEGIN HER RECOVERY.

Doctor Boyd says SO, SHE'S JUST WAKING UP
NOW SLOWLY.
SHE WENT DOWN SLOWLY,
SHE'S WAKING UP SLOWLY.

Andrew says REPTILES HAVE A SLOWER
METABOLISM
THAN WE'RE USED TO AS MAMMALS.
THESE GUYS DO TAKE A LONG TIME
TO RECOVER FROM SURGERY.
SO, ONCE SHE'S THROUGH THIS,
IT'LL PROBABLY TAKE HER
A COUPLE OF HOURS
TO GET BACK ON HER FEET.

Doctor Boyd says OH, THERE SHE IS.
WELL DONE.
THANK YOU, ANDREW.
THANK YOU, CHRIS.

Doctor Outton says IT'S A PLEASURE.
IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE.
REALLY, IT'S NICE.

The Narrator says WHILE LOKA WAKES UP AND
STARTS CRAWLING AROUND,
DR. MARTIN PERFORMS
THE LUNG SCOPE ON TITAN
TO GET A SAMPLE
FOR HIS BIOPSY.

Doctor Martin says SO, IT'S PRETTY CLOUDY
IN HERE NOW.
OH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

The Technician says OH, NICE, NICE, NICE.

Doctor Pettifer says GOT SOME GOOD GOOEYS?

Doctor Martin says YES. GOOD STUFF.
SO, OUR SAMPLE THAT WE
HARVESTED FROM THE LUNGS
WAS FAIRLY CLOUDY.
WHICH COULD BE CONSISTENT
WITH ANY OF THE THREE OPTIONS OF
CANCER, ASTHMA, OR PNEUMONIA.
THERE. BEAUTIFUL.

The Technician says OKAY. GO AHEAD?

Doctor Martin says YUP.

Doctor Pettifer says HOPEFULLY, YOU'LL GET
YOUR RESULTS FAIRLY SOON.

Doctor Martin says YES, I THINK WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE
THEM BACK TOMORROW, ACTUALLY.
WE HAVE JUST DISCHARGED TITAN TO
HIS OWNERS WITH SOME ANTIBIOTICS
WHILE WE'RE WAITING
FOR THE FINAL CULTURES.

A female assistant hands Titan to Eddie.

Eddie says OKAY.
HE DID REALLY WELL.

Heidi says WE ARE EXTREMELY WORRIED.
IT'S MY HEART IN THERE.

Eddie says WITHIN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO,
WE SHOULD GET A CALL LETTING US
KNOW WHAT THE RESULTS ARE.

Doctor Martin says I HOPE THAT WE DON'T END UP
HAVING TO TELL THEM
THAT HE HAS CANCER.

The Narrator says WHILE TITAN'S OWNERS LEAVE
HOPING THEY WILL HEAR GOOD NEWS
IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO,
MAZY'S OWNERS ARRIVE
TO PICK HER UP
AND DISCUSS HER CONDITION
WITH DR. JAMES.

In the waiting room, Lorraine says SO, WE'RE HERE TO PICK UP MAZY.
WE'RE REALLY THRILLED THAT
WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE HER HOME.

Doctor James says ALL RIGHT.
SHE'S PRETTY LIVELY.
AS WE GOT HER OUT TO DO HER EXAM
SHE STARTED TO TWITCH.

Doctor Lamborne says SHE'S KIND OF TWITCHING RIGHT
NOW HER MOUTH IS JUMPING.

Doctor James says DON'T DO THAT.
WE TOOK HER OUT TO DO HER EXAM
AND SHE HAD A FOCAL SEIZURE WITH
THE TWITCHING AROUND HER MOUTH.
IT WENT ON FOR ABOUT
FIVE MINUTES.
AND IT PROBABLY
WOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED
IF WE HADN'T OF GIVEN
HER THE VALIUM.

Talking to Lorraine and Dave, Doctor James says I'M NOT COMFORTABLE SENDING
HER HOME TODAY,
AND I'M SO SORRY THAT
YOU'VE COME ALL THIS WAY.
YOU KNOW, WE DON'T REALLY FIX
CANCER IN DOGS
SO MUCH AS WE BUY THEM
SOME TIME.
ALL WE DO IS TRY AND GET THEM
INTO REMISSION.
BUT HOW LONG THAT WOULD BE,
WE'D BE HOPEFUL FOR A YEAR.
BUT IF WE'RE TREATING THEM
FOR THE TYPE OF CANCER
THAT'S IN THEIR NOSE
AND IN THEIR BRAIN
AND THEY'RE CONTINUING
TO SEIZURE,
THEN WHAT KIND OF
QUALITY OF LIFE IS THAT, RIGHT?

Lorraine cries.

Doctor James says THEY'RE UNDERSTANDABLY
VERY UPSET.

Doctor James hugs Lorraine.

Doctor James says ESPECIALLY SEEING AS INITIALLY
WE THOUGHT THAT THIS WOULD BE
SOMETHING MUCH MORE TREATABLE.

Lorraine says THERE SHE IS.
OH, IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Doctor James says WE'LL TOUCH BASE TOMORROW.
I'M SO SORRY.

Lorraine says THANK YOU.

Doctor James says ALL RIGHT, TAKE CARE.

Dave says WE WERE HOPING FOR THE BEST
BUT IT DIDN'T TURN OUT.

Lorraine comforts Dave.

The Narrator says BEFORE THE BREAK ON E.R. VETS.
DR. JAMES RECEIVED BAD NEWS
FROM THE RADIOLOGIST
ABOUT MAZY'S CONDITION,
AND DR. MARTIN SENT TITAN HOME
WHILE SHE WAITS FOR THE RESULTS
OF THE LUNG WASH.

Doctor Lamborne says HI, MAZY.
SHE LOOKS WAY BETTER.
LET'S SEE.

Doctor James says SO, WE ADJUSTED HER
SEIZURE MEDICATION
GAVE HER A BUNCH MORE DRUGS
TO STOP HER FROM SEIZURING.
FOLLOWING THAT THIS MORNING,
SHE LOOKS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.
YAY!
I'M GONNA GIVE HER MOM A CALL.
I THINK WE'LL SEND HER HOME
TODAY!

The Narrator says DR. JAMES GIVES MAZY'S
OWNERS A CALL
TO LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN
COME PICK HER UP.
MEANWHILE, TITAN'S OWNERS
HAVE RETURNED
TO GET THE RESULTS OF
DR. MARTIN'S TEST.

Eddie says WE'RE HERE TODAY WITH TITAN
DOING HIS FOLLOW UP CHECK-UP.
WE'RE STRESSING MASSIVELY.
EVEN AFTER WE BROUGHT HIM HOME,
SHE WAS SO WORRIED.

Doctor Martin says OUR NEXT STEP IS TO GO OVER
TO SEE DR. ROGHETTI IN THE LAB.
HE'S GONNA GIVE US THE RESULTS,
AND HOPEFULLY,
HE'LL HAVE GOOD NEWS.

In his mid-thirties with glasses and a white apron, Doctor Roghetti says I'M LOOKING AT YOUR SLIDES HERE.

Doctor Martin says TITAN?

Doctor Roghetti says YUP.

Doctor Martin says SO, YOU HAVE SOME RESULTS
FOR US?

Doctor Roghetti says YES.

Eddie says WHEN WE PICKED HIM UP
WE WERE GIVEN A 65 percent
THERE WAS A TUMOUR
AND 35 percent THAT IT WAS
SOMETHING ELSE.

Doctor Roghetti says THE GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT
IT'S NOT CANCER.
IT'S INFLAMMATION AND INFECTION.

Doctor Martin says FANTASTIC.

Doctor Roghetti says WHICH IS SOMETHING
YOU CAN TREAT, RIGHT?

Doctor Martin says ABSOLUTELY.
THERE WERE SOME CELLS THAT
WERE VERY DARK STAINING
THAT HE HAD SHOWED US THAT
AT FIRST I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED
THAT HE WAS GONNA
SAY THAT THEY COULD BE
AN UNDERLINING CANCER.
BUT HE FEELS PRETTY CONFIDENT
THAT TITAN HAS PNEUMONIA.
THAT'S FANTASTIC.
THANK YOU.

Doctor Roghetti says NO PROBLEM.

Doctor Martin says IT SOUNDS LIKE A BAD THING
TO HAVE A PNEUMONIA.
IT'S ACTUALLY, IN TITAN'S CASE,
IT'S PROBABLY THE BEST
OF THE OPTIONS.
HOW ARE YOU GUYS?
NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

Eddie says NICE TO SEE YOU TOO.

Doctor Martin says HI. HELLO.
BUT HE DID HAVE EVIDENCE
OF ACTUAL BACTERIA PNEUMONIA
ON HIS...

Holding Titan, Eddie says RIGHT.

Doctor Martin says ON THAT WASH THAT WE DID,
THAT SAMPLING.
NOT A BIG DEAL,
BECAUSE HE'S RESPONDING
TO THIS ANTIBIOTIC.
AND WE CAN
CONTINUE THIS ANTIBIOTIC
FOR QUITE A LONG TIME
REALLY SAFELY.

Eddie says HIS PROGNOSIS IS GREAT,
AND THE V.E.C. HERE HAS...

Heidi says THEY'RE MIRACLES.

Eddie says YEAH, THEY BROUGHT HIM BACK
FOR US.

Doctor Martin says I WOULD EXPECT TITAN TO MAKE
A FULL RECOVERY,
AS LONG AS HE TAKES
HIS ANTIBIOTICS.

Heidi says I COULDN'T LOVE HIM MORE IF
I GAVE BIRTH TO HIM MYSELF.
WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU?
I LOVE HIM.
AND HIM GETTING SICK
PROVED TO ME
HOW MUCH HE REALLY LOVES ME.
She points to Eddie and continues FOR WHAT HE WAS WILLING
TO DO FOR HIM.

Eddie says YEAH. I WASN'T GONNA LET IT GO.
'CAUSE I LOVE MY WIFE, AND I
KNOW HOW MUCH SHE LOVES HER PET.
HE'S STILL YOUNG
HE'S NINE YEARS OLD.

Heidi says IT'S NOT HIS TIME.

The Narrator says WITH THE GOOD NEWS,
TITAN'S OWNERS ARE ABLE
TO TAKE THEIR BABY HOME.
MAZY'S PARENTS RETURN
TO THE V.E.C.

Doctor James says SO, AFTER THIS
LITTLE ROLLER COASTER
OF SHE CAN GO HOME,
NO SHE CAN'T,
YES SHE CAN,
NO SHE CAN'T,
WE ARE FINALLY SENDING HER HOME.

Lorraine says OH!

Dave says HI, MAZY.

Lorraine says HI, MAZY.

Lorraine says LOOKING MUCH BETTER TODAY.

Doctor James says OKAY, SO NO SEIZURES SINCE
YESTERDAY. YAY.

Lorraine says SHE'S LOOKING MUCH IMPROVED.
HAVING A SEVERE BAD HAIR DAY,
THOUGH.

Doctor James says YEAH,
WE'VE GIVEN HER A FEW BATHS.

Dave says HEY, WELCOME BACK, BUDDY.

Doctor James says SHE'S A LITTLE DOPEY.

Lorraine says YUP.

Doctor James says I'D RATHER THAT
SHE'S A LITTLE BIT SLEEPY
AND NOT HAVING SEIZURES
THAN SHE'S HAVING SEIZURES
AT HOME.
WE CAN ALWAYS CUT BACK
ON THE MEDICATION.
ONCE WE SEE THAT IT'S WORKING
AND SHE'S NOT SEIZURING,
IF SHE'S TOO DOPEY.
I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH
TIME MAZY HAS LEFT.
IT COULD BE AS LITTLE
AS THREE MONTHS
IT COULD BE AS LONG AS A YEAR.
BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT
HER OWNERS CAN TAKE HER HOME.
THEY CAN SPEND SOME
QUALITY TIME WITH HER
BEFORE THE END WHEN IT COMES.

Lorraine says WE'VE SPENT SEVEN YEARS
WITH HER,
AND WE HOPE TO HAVE MANY
MORE HAPPY MEMORIES
IN THE TIME THAT SHE HAS LEFT.
GONNA MAKE
EVERYDAY SPECIAL FOR HER.
MAKE SURE SHE GETS ALL
THE LOVE THAT SHE DESERVES.
RIGHT, MAZY?

Lorraine kisses Mazy.

Dave says GOOD OL' MAZY.

A song plays WHY, WHY, WHY
IS NOTHING GOING AS PLANNED

The end credits roll.

Narrated by Jann Arden.

Executive producers, James Wilkes and Bruce Elis.

Director, James Wilkes.

Logo: CMT, a Corus Entertainment Company.

Watch: ER Vets - Series 1- Episode 16