CMU HistoryGirl wrote:
I'm so sorry to hear this...I know what it's like (obviously, I think most people know about Boots' passing).
It's going to hurt, but you should put her down. If she is fine and peppy right now, this is the best time to do it. You don't want her to start suffering before you make that decision.
Trust me, as I'm experiencing guilt like never before right now for not having done something like that for Boots.
Keep us posted
Hi, CMUHistory Girl. Thank you so much for your words. That, in fact, is what we have decided to do. Put her down now. And I was just coming back to QZ to keep you posted on that.
The news was not good at all. Two "huge" (Dr's word) masses in the pelvic inlet - a difficult area to operate in... and yes, most likely a recurrence of the cancer. His prognosis was that, even with a "successful" surgery, she might have three months. These masses apparently affect the rectum, bladder, and spleen.
~sigh~ And it seems her body has been shutting down the last few weeks, anyway.
1. She had a grand mal seizure two and a half weeks ago. Frightening. 5- 8 minutes long. First one ever.
2. She has been having problems defecating. She was on flagyl, which helped - but after she went off the medication, the problems returned. (Due to pressure from an intruding mass)
3. She has a urinary tract infection. (sure - with all that pressure from an intruding mass...)
4. Her kidney values have been elevated - for two and a half weeks that we know about for sure.
5. The bleeding from the vulva area as of 7:00 last night. Not a good sign. And I was informed that she is still bleeding intermittently...
Hubby is on his way home from work, and we'll go together.
I had hoped, when this time came, that we could have this done at our regular vet, who is literally *across the street* from the Emergency Vet Clinic...but we figure...she's already at the Emergency Vet...have it done there.
Thanks for all your support, everyone. This is the first time I've had to do this.
I'm also concerned about the remaining dog. I know he'll be grieving, too. The sad thing is, I don't think he really has a clue at this point. :((
"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." - Ogden Nash