too many on the steep down slide right now...
Carol · Feb. 28, 2013
snoopy, black buddy, halo, jesse and al.
i brought the snoop home...firstly, i am not 100% convinced we can't stop his downward spiral. if we can give the erythropoeitin a chance to work, snoop might feel better, he had some fluids at the clinic today..he started to eat again, he had a good poop when we got home and seems brighter and a little less tired. maybe the fluids will bump him up enough to get another dose of the erythropoeitin in and then we can see how he really is.
the other reason i brought him home was purely selfish of me...i just was not emotionally up for one of my drive by euthanizations. zip into the clinic, hold them close, mop up the tears and get back into work. i can do that because some days i have to, but i really did not want to have to do it today.
however i am well prepared in case i made the wrong choice here...our vets can squeeze him in either friday or saturday if needed and they gave me a photocopy of his bloodwork and chart in case i have to do either a midnight or sunday run into emergency.
tired and sleepy is ok but i won't let the snoop dog slip into suffering...i can make sure he can go if he is ready whatever day or time that he needs.
i think black buddy and jesse should have at least a few weeks left, halo and al, maybe not that long. al i am thinking will want to go before halo...we are watching both of them closely.
i really hate it when death is hovering over so many. each one alone is such a huge loss...all of them too close together will be devastating. they are all of them such very good dogs... (ok...well maybe not jesse...but he is as good as he can possibly be...jess is pretty good in his own twisted way.)
Snoopy is a very loyal, friendly, loveable dog. He just turned 12 on Feb 23. He loves attention and affection. Please keep me up to date on him. And let snoopy know that his best bud Nicole misses him and loves him dearly. So do I. We both have lots of great memories of snoopy.