why us..why at 9 years old
Quite alot has happened since the last time i was on CT.
last time i was here..we were all together under one roof. Economy crashed..we were forced to sell our house of 24 years, forcing me to get an apartment of my own.
Since oliver was techincialy my parents dog..i had a cat and apartments that rent to pets let alone dogs are scares in victoria..oliver went with my parents to a town house they were renting untillt hey desided what to do.
my mom found a new job..out of the house and oliver would spend his days at grandmas house cause grandpa was retired and there to take care of him all day.
In november i phoned home to talk to my parents..only to discover dad had rushed oliver to emergency that night..he was caughign alot.
after many tests and xrays, it was discoverd oliver had a enlarged heart.
it was not curable, and he had bettween 6 months and 1 year..the vet just didnt know.
I was dumbfounded. the little guy with a big heart acutalluy had a big heart.
wrose yet..i was loosing him. I would have to watch him slowly go down hill adn there was not a damn thing i could do to help him. to reach out and save him.
I didnt understand..why him..why us why at 9 years old..9 that seemed so young..i woulda assumed we had a good few more years left together.
so i googled..and what i learned stunned me.
welll most here already know what i learned.
50% of cavaliers have heart issues by age 5, almost all by age 9..if they live to be that age.
this site was telling me oliver and i..were among the lucky ones?
oliver had been born with a heart murmer..something a the back of our minds never came to play untill this year.
the site also said that the statistics for cavaliers these days were longivity of 5 years - 9 years.
serously? i am still shocked by this.
yes therse lots of pups that outlive this statistic but from someone who had always planned on adopting another at some point when i settle myself into a house with a back yard.. as much as i am head over heals in LOVE with tihs breed..5 years seems so young thats the longivity of a hampster is it not?
Ive already posted in the memorial..we had to put oliver down on monday..a day dedicated to love we gave him the ultimate gift of love.
he took a turn for the worst on thursday..his tummy had swollen up. he was uncomfortable..having issues breathing..just wasnt happy..and we said we would not watch him suffer. not for something we knew we coudlnt beat.
So i guess i have no real questions or points in this thread other then im still so shocked..
5-9 years? What are other peoples thoughts on this discussion...its almost a crisis thats taken over the breed.
Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
wait for me...