Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Frickity frack

The IV today was my last hope. It didn't work, they couldn't keep it in his leg. My plan is to do one more day of sub q fluids, then on Thursday morning we will go in to see the vet and have his blood drawn yet again. If his levels haven't improved, then that is that. All hope is lost. The question then becomes when do I put him to sleep. Part of me just wants to do it right away, why delay the inevitable. But I am so scared that he could miraculously pull through and I wouldn't have given him the chance. But the last thing I want is for him to be in a lot of pain. I just don't know what to do.


triguyjt said...

i am so sorry that its come to this...but as you said... do all you can...the vet will let you know what you have to do, right???

hope you can find some peace through all this...plus being pregnant and all...

you have alot on your plate...

Trishie said...

Oh Monica I am hurting for you ((()). Thinking about you tonight..

Candice said...

I am so sorry to read about your dog. It brought back memories for me. 9/3/08 I had to put my cat Joey to sleep due to kidney failure. There was a difference though. He was 20.5 years old and his kidneys had declined over the period of about 2 years. He was so bad...on about 5 meds/ day and could hardly walk. It was so hard to let him go. My best-friend for so many years.

I know it's cliche, but I just think of how lucky I was to have had him touch my life and know that I cared for him the best I could. I loved him so much, still do, and always will.

Whenever I think of him, I tear up and I let myself do so, but only for a minute. Then I force myself to think of something positive, like him nuzzling me...or frolicking in the grass.

Anyway, this is getting long. RIP our dear friends.

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