Friday, May 20, 2011

Hard Day

Today we had to put our dog Kasey to sleep.  It was the hardest decision I have ever made.

(please note that the words that follow are for my memory-I want remember today exactly as it happened)


In November Kasey started coughing a lot.  The vet decided to try some antibiotics to see if that would help.  It didn't.  She was on and off of them for 3 months getting higher/stronger doses each time.  Early this year we took her back in for a chest scan and they found a lump in her lungs.  It was decided that it would be too hard on her to biopsy.  We left the vet that day knowing that it was probably the worst case scenario but praying for a miracle.  She started dropping weight and then stopped eating her dog food.  She had even begun to cough up blood.  This week she started taking on fluid and lasixs was not helping.

When we woke up this morning we knew it was time.

Artie called to make arrangements at the vet and we took some time to say our goodbyes.  That was one of the most precious hours of my life.  All the dogs were piled in the bed with us while Artie and I took turns loving on her.

Finally it was time to go.  We wrapped her in a blanket and headed to the vet.  Artie carried her as we were ushered into a side door.  It was very quick and she did not fight.  She went right to sleep as we were stroking her head.

Artie and I left there with a broken heart but having peace about our decision.   Once we got home we just held each other and sobbed.

If you could pray for peace that would be much appreciated.  She was a part of our lives for 10 years.

Kasey you will be so greatly missed.  


DaisyGirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear y'all had to put your puppy down. I can not imagine that feeling...and don't want to really even try. The picture of your husband with her made me tear up. We are just as much attached to our dog.

Staci said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Our dog is my first baby and was with me through most of our infertility stuff and our losses. He means the world to me and now to my girls. I know yours will be missed dearly.

Jenny said...

So so sorry! Sending prayers your way!

Lindsey said...

I just started crying reading this. I have two Boxers and I can't imagine my life without them. I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for you.

Jessie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet doggie. My husband and I have a little pomeranian and I can't imagine how you must be feeling. I will pray for peace for you and your family.