Friday, December 5, 2003 It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of our dog, Junior. We got back from our vacation Tuesday afternoon to find he hadn’t eaten that morning and he only had two biscuits that evening, turning up his nose at everything else we offered him.
Wednesday morning, he was staggering and drinking massive quantities of water, which he vomited up. I took him to the vet around 8:30 and left him there. The vet ran tests on him and it was pancreatitis. The enzymes in Junior’s bloodstream were off the wall. The vet said he believes that Junior has had this for quite a while, that it’s possible that the pancreatitis brought on the diabetes. The vet kept him overnight and did everything possible to bring Junior back around, but as of last night, he was no better, but he was getting worse. His kidneys were shutting down. So, Brian told him to go ahead and let him go. We didn’t go down to say goodbye (I told him goodbye when I dropped him off and I’m really glad I did) because it was so hard to do and it was actually easier for Junior that we didn’t. The killing solution was added to his IV drip (he’d been on fluids, antibiotics and pain killers). He will be cremated.
I’ve got a lot to write about our trip, but I’m not up to it right now.
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