One week tonight since we had to put our gorgeous patient Boxer down
In the last 10 months she has had 2 surgeries to remove lumps.
Last friday she was running around with DS and I fine, then came inside while we ate dinner, i got up to get her dinner and normally she is the first out of the house running for her bowl, well friday she didn't move, I finally managed to coax her outside but she wouldn't touch her dinner, i called DH out after looking at her stomach and it was really swollen. She went back inside and lay on her mat.
I phoned the emergency vets they siad to check her gums, i got DH to do that and they were white. Vet said to bring her straight in, so DH bundled her into my car and took her to the vet.
He phoned me within 10 minutes of getting there and said it wasn't good, that the vet had done blood tests and her body was attacking all the new red bloood cells it was producing I was heartbroken and couldn't go down because DS had just gone to sleep, i had said goodbye when they went to the vet and i want to remember her happy and playing.
So we made the heartbreaking decision to put her down, after 9 years of having her, I feel lost, our little dog is a little lost as well.
We told DS on saturday morning, that Daddy had taken Ali to the dr and she was really sick so she has gone to forever sleep. So now he keeps saying Ali gone to the dr and gone to sleep.
We are having her cremated, and the box we chose can have a photo, i always assumed that we had heaps of photo's with her playing with DS and lazing around, but when it came to choosing a photo we struggled to find one!
For anyone who has lost a pet, how soon afterwards did you get another one?