The morning after I wrote my last post
I came downstairs to find Stretch just laying on the kitchen floor.
Nora saw him and ran to chase him but he didn't get up.
Nora just looked at him and then at me.
That morning I took him into work with me and had extensive blood work run on him.
and had a fecal done and an urinalysis.
Then a sonogram.
I had him on a food that he liked and which helped him form firmer stools.
That's always been his problem.
That's why I have him.
HERE is the post that I wrote when he came home with me.
But lately he didn't like his special food
So I had tried some others.
In the meantime he was really dropping weight.
When I weighed him at work, his weight had plummeted to 6.10 lbs.
The Dr. thought maybe with a couple of medications
and different food and a shot of Vitamin B12.
Maybe that would help.
She consulted with the other vets
and no one could find anything conclusive.
So, it was either IBS or Lymphoma. (Cancer)
I kept him at the clinic, where I could closely monitor him
and his eating and his stool, etc.
Last Saturday he weighed 6.4
Yesterday, Monday he weighed 5.11.
Today he was wobbly and fell.
He was drooling and I knew it was just a matter of time.
I wasn't going to make him wait.
So I had the vet release him to Heaven.
This has been a bad few weeks.
In June alone, FOUR of my long time boarding dogs have passed.
One of them was a dog that I felt so close to, that I felt like he was my own.
I went into the exam room to say good-bye and his owners and I just balled our eyes out.
Another boarder, as the husband was carrying him into the clinic, the wife ran to my boarding door.
She was in tears and motioned me to come with them.
I have a few more really sad things I could share that happened last week,
but I won't.
No use in depressing all of you too.
Some good news though!
Mikey is getting a home.
The son of the owner was going to put him down.
(I'm leaving out a lot of details)
but I had him sign Mikey over to the clinic and a home has been found.
(No, not me.)
And my friend's little schnauzer Louie, his Go Fund Me page has gotten a lot of donations!