I had to pup my pup, Hendrix, down today. We love and miss him so very much already. He stuck around long enough to meet his brother, Charlie. Baby Charlie makes me so very happy and he is really going to be a big help in the healing process for me but any extra positive vibes would be appreciated..
We fought so so hard to figure out what he had and did everything in our power to save him. He's had a chronic mystery auto-immune disease that was misdiagnosed many times. Secondary complications pushed him over the edge and put him in a spot where I had to make a decision. He had a very rough September and we thought we were going to lose him then. (in and out of vet ICU and I had to give him nasogastric feedings, shots, and subcutaneous fluids daily..) He had a recovery phase during October and lived a near normal life, which is so much more than what I could have asked for the previous month. A new thing came up recently and he wouldn't have been able to survive the surgery needed to save him nor did I want to subject him to that pain. We had to put our beloved Hendrix to sleep today. My husband and I are taking it very hard. I've worked on many animal rescue teams and the only dog I couldn't seem to save was my own no matter how much research I did, specialists I contacted, money I spent, and nursing I did. This along with the "what ifs" are overwhelming me. Sorry for the sad vent in the midst of all the newborn happiness. Any positive thoughts or prayers would be great.
Congrats to all the new mamas out there! Newborns make life oh so sweet.