It's been a real long time since i have been on CT.
In november my oliver was rushed to emergency, he was caughing alot. The vet ran some tests and took xrays..the little guy with a big heart actually had a big heart. It was pushing on his lungs and makeing him caugh.
there was nothing we can do..the vet said he could live comfortably for 6 months -1 year but she just didnt know.
life as he knew it ended though. He wasnt aloud to go for walks, or play ball which was his favorite thing in the whole wide world.
He had to move to my grandparents house because after we sold our home of 24 years my parents were renting with no back yard..and he the medication he had ...he needed one.
Grandpa and grandma took great care of him and i visited several times a week.
It was one of the hardest thigns..seeing someone you love slip away and not be able to do anythign about it.
We knew when he showed signs of pain or suffering we would have to make that call..the one no pet owner ever wants to make.
it happened last thursday. his tummy got swollen.. he looked pregnant. my parents went away for the weekend, and i was able to spend alot of time with him. Grandma and i made a paw print stepping stone, much to his annoyance. (boy did we get dirty looks)
after spending alot of time with him, i saw it was defently time. and i texted dad on sunday to tell him.
he agreed. They were going to make an appointment for this friday.
but he had a real bad night sunday ngiht..didnt sleep at all..wasnt comfortable.
at work i had prewarned my coworkers it would be a hard week for me..not only was i sick but we would be putting my dog down on friday.
i got the text from dad at work saying they bumped it up from friday to that day..monday.
i called him and was in tears.
i wasnt even gonna get to say goodbye.
i agreed itw as the right thing to do..but its never easy.
well between my sore throat and my tears my coworkers told me to go home (not always doable when you work in daycare..it has to be a ratio of 4:1 )
i sped home to grandmas and was able to spend a few hours with him before it was time.
on the very day made to express your love, we gave him the ultimate act of love. but it dosnt make it any easier.
i miss him, and it hurts.
he was my best friend.