Today it is Mystic.
She came in as a palliative puppy 10 years ago and took over our world. Everyone adores her, human and animal, she is the iconic symbol of everything SAINTS.
Recently she became diabetic, then shortly there after became blind. We did the surgery to restore her sight in one eye but the other eye was too badly damaged from glaucoma. We have been having difficulty controlling the pressure in her bad eye, despite several different drops several times a day. Now the vets say due to pain issues the eye has to come out which is sad but she is blind in it anyway.
Recently she has been having back issues, we knew she had arthritis and were giving her pain and anti inflammatory meds, On the bad days we added muscle relaxants and she seemed to be doing ok. Except then they weren't so we sent her back in for xrays. The vets say her arthritis in her spine is terrible and if we can't get her pain from that under control, there is no point in removing her eye. Basically they are saying if there is nothing left to be done then we should euthanize.
I cannot imagine our world without her. I can't imagine the loss we all may face. I know we are supposed to keep hope floating, but sometimes it is just so scary to think that it might sink.
Mystic, Miss Tickles, Magical Mystical....her happy smile, her cheerleading pompom tail...SAINTS puffy white welcome wagon greeter to all she meets.
please don't leave.