It’s getting down near the end, it seems, for Calli, our good old 11 3/4 year old Great Dane. There are possible masses in her abdomen and chest and her back legs just don’t want to keep up with the rest of her. She is still happy. Even eating good once a day. But the vomiting keeps increasing and we can tell she is uncomfortable. Not suffering, but declining. Depending on how she is when I get home from work we may do some x-rays on her, and exploratory surgery. If there is something removable she is in fairly good health…that is, if it’s just a tumor obstructing something she isn’t in all that bad shape. If it looks bad inside she can just go to sleep without awakening from surgery at all.
I was pretty distressed yesterday. And, of course, subconsiously distressed for a couple of weeks before this…sort of feeling it coming. But this morning as I got up for work and she struggled slowly down the stairs, looking so tired, I felt like it’s a gift we can give her.
You all know what a good dog she is. Another one of The Best. 🙂 I certainly can’t begrudge her giving her this last gift.
It all depends on how the gal is when I get home. Sigh.
In other distressing news, my son’s friends dog died yesterday. Luna, a beautiful two year old Great Pyrenees, lunged at the end of her chain (as she often did…it’s NOT good to put a dog on a chain, but she was well cared for nonetheless) and broke her neck. She was best friends with Leo and they often romped for hours. She was always lunging on her chain. This time it was just at the wrong place, I guess. Shocked and saddened.
Happier news soon, I am sure. Hugs to all!