After a resounding agreement, we decided it was in our best interests that if we were going to figure out what was wrong with Susie, we needed not only her records, but the "standards" for what veterinarians use for what's considered normal for a small dog like her. We looked at a small animal check up guide and realized that there are "normal" things vets check for during a visit:
And because we are at a distance and our "LIVE" time together is limited, much of our initial launch of our Susie/Sick Dog unit meant students were asking questions. Mrs. Brinza compiled them all and made our Driving Question Board for students!
With Susie's records in hands, students are now seeing there is something severely wrong with Susie!
This led to new questions and next steps, many of which involve trying to figure out the foreign protein in her blood and the blockage in her heart. Maybe we can find out about Susie's condition by using data from other dogs with similar conditions??? We updated our DQB to reflect our new questions!
This sick dog unit will culminate the end of the year. Please know that due to the sensitivity with COVID-19 at this time, we launched our unit with a discussion regarding the importance of scientific process when it comes to understanding illness transmission, treatment, and prevention. Stay well, everyone.