it has been a sad couple of days at saints
Carol · Oct. 16, 2015
we lost ewok on wed. our vet kindly came here to help her pass gently in her own bed. ewok had been slowly declining over the past few months as her incredible old age started affecting her ability to live. wow, 18 years old...the last 4 years spent as being one of my very best friends.
ewok was a lover, she gave her heart freely to whoever would accept it. she was a sweet and gentle dog who loved 2 things best.....
she loved to be touched and she loved to share my dinner. her best evenings of all were when i had supper sitting next to her on the corner of my bed.
for weeks we have been watching for that moment when ewok finally noticed her failing body and her eyes lost that spark of light and joy that they always seemed to have.
we waited for the day when she said...i am getting tired, it has been a long journey and i am ready to rest.
all of us miss our fuzzy ewokie...the gentle light spirit that for the past four years has warmed us and made us feel so blessed.
rest in peace sweetie, forever you are in our hearts yet greatly missed.
sasha was euthanized yesterday at our vets. he started having real difficulty breathing so before he was sedated for scoping, flushing and looking to confirm if there was a tumor in his nasal cavity..i asked for a chest xray first.
despite weeks of 3 different and continual antibiotics appropriate for the bacteria that grew from the C&S, despite weeks of appetite stimulants and intermittent days of syringe feeding to ensure he received adequate nutrition and fluids...he just kept getting worse.
it was one of those slow kind of progressions, the ones where he started from not great, but certainly ok until suddenly it wasn't ok and we needed to drastically do something.
the xray showed his lungs were devastated by pneumonia, one of them had probably collapsed the evening before which was why his breathing had suddenly gotten so bad...it was enough.
more than enough. sasha was suffering from our desperation to help him get well. from our need to be sure there was no hope left. it wasn't fair and it wasn't kind, any hope for this sweet cat had become a fantasy.
i held him as the vet assisted him to pass. as always, sasha was kind, gentle and loving until he was finally free.
rest in peace sasha, where ever you are now, i hope you are soaring free.
trick, one of our sweet bunnies has been diagnosed with mammary cancer and is terminal.
we will be watching her daily for any signs that her time is coming near.
our goal will be to be respectful and allow her to finish her life as comfortably, pain and stress free with as few interventions and intrusions into her daily life as possible. mostly we will just be watching and observing and letting trick and treat enjoy each other for as long as they can.