Hot Diggity Dog congrats amd thanks for yours! Oh my you have really had a close all with WeeGee! So very glad things are looking up. Can doggies have a stroke? I mean hat is kinda what it sounds like based on humans, Sending positive thoughts on the next vet visits. BTW did you ever make any headway on your MIL's situation?
It sounds as if he's overdue for retirement. Lack of choice in medical care is one of the problems with small towns. I had issues with my first vet when I lived in a very rural area 20 years ago. He was a country vet and didn't quite think that cats should be pets. I was lucky that my cats were young and healthy. The vet I had for my cats' later years is terrific, very up-to-date and specializes in cats. I miss her almost as much as I miss my cats.
Except for the occasional inconvenience, it sounds nice to live in a town small enough to lack cab service. Thanks as always for sharing your good news. Continuing to send good thoughts and lots of hugs.