1.13.2006

Not a good 48 hours

Since 5:00am yesterday we've been dealing with some major problems with our 14 y.o. Chow, Nikki. He's in major distress and having a hard time breathing. He's been to the vet for blood work and x-rays and spent last night in a 24 hour pet hospital for observation. I spoke with the hospital vet and even with doggie-Morphine and anti-anxiety medication it's not getting better. We're going to pick him up at 7:00am and then back to the vet to see what to do next. Nikki's been our baby for 14 years and if it's his time then all I can do is hand him up to God.

Dammit this is so hard.

9:40 - We got home about 30 minutes ago. We ended up making the only decision we could. The consensus of two vets was that he'd suffered some sort of neurological seizure and at his age it was unlikely there was anything that could be done for him. His suffering was brief and is over. God knows we'll miss him and it's going to be hard without him but we will see him again one day. That I know. The weird thing is thing is that I could feel it the moment he was set free. An instant peace came over me and I knew that he'd been greeted on the other side by his sister we'd lost 7 years ago to cancer.












Nikki, baby, we love you and will miss you but know you're OK now.

15 comments:

Hikaru said...

Good luck, Pookie, to both you and Nikki.

doris said...

(((Hugs))) to you all.

cola boy said...

All my love from here. I know how much I love my dogs, and I know you feelt he same way about yours.

Pookie65 said...

Thanks so much for the warm thoughts and hugs. It has been a really rough time but he's at peace now. T & I can be at peace too knowing that he's eternally healthy & happy.

Hugs back at ya.

BRETTCAJUN said...

I am so very sorry Pookie!!! Losing a pet is very hard. Nikki is somewhere in doggie heaven right now looking down on you and appreciating what great care you have given her and what a wonderful life she had.

Spider said...

My heart is open to you all Pookie - there is nothing more devistating than loosing your pup. My thoughts and prayers are out to all 3 of you.

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sunshine sally said...

I'd like to offer my condolences, I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is truly like losing a family member.

doris said...

I'm so very sorry. I am not an animal person but I do realise that that you have lost a member of your family. At least you know it is for the best, but oh, how sad.

Be brave and may you get through the next days and weeks.

((Hugs))

Badaunt said...

It's hard to lose a pet, even if it is for the best. But you did the right thing for Nikki. Letting him suffer would not have been kind. Bless you.

The Dangerous Man said...

I could tell from your previous blog posts over time that you do love your animals. Sorry to hear the news Pookie.
You clearly did the right thing under the circumstances.

Hikaru said...

My condolescences, Pookie.

Pookie65 said...

You guys are so sweet. T & I really appreciate your thinking of us. We're all doing pretty good considering. Gabe (our Lab) is starting to figure out something is up and he's being unusually "sweet" to company dropping by. (This is a good thing -- trust me!) He's the top dog of the house now and we're spoiling him rotten.

Hugs to all of you.

ella m. said...

I've been there and there are fewer things harder than losing a beloved pet :hugs:

my condolences, sweetie

Moby said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved pet is like losing part of ourselves.

All my best