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Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Days are Numbered

Oh boy! The last 48 hours have been tough. One of my most bestests friends in the whole wide world was rushed to the vet yesterday morning.


This is Sir Poops from several months back.

When he woke up yesterday, he was breathing funny and his legs were wobbly.

After the vet ran a few labs and gave him an x-Ray, I was told his heart was enlarged and that he had fluid in his lungs. Not too mention, his intestines were inflamed and full of gas.

A couple of weeks back, he had a severe colitis attack. This made his heart weaker.

I've been told that his days are numbered. Before bringing him home, the vet gave him some shots to help revive him. I was also given heart and lung meds.

Today, he's much better. But he can't walk or stand for long. He's still drinking and eating. He's still wanting to be held. And he still wants to be on the sofa with us. Right now, he's watching a Transformer's movie. He loves his TV.

If there is one thing I know, he's been the most loyal being I've ever had in my life. He loves me no matter what and has always went out of his way to cheer me up. And even in his current state, he's still trying to keep me happy. We've been together for 13 years.

This fur peep has been there through my dating blunders, my daughter drama, meeting the Sweetman, and then marrying him. I'm sure he has a few good stories to write himself.

Anyway, please forgive me if I don't get around to read and comment on your blogs. My life has changed just a wee bit, once more. Sir Poops will be in diapers for the rest of what life he has left. And since he can't stand for very long, I'm back to hand feeding him.

So as you can see, this writer has a another life outside of her imagination.

Hugs and chocolate and hug your fur-peeps!
Shelly

24 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry. Cherish every moment you have with him.

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    1. I most definitely will. He's very affectionate.

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  2. Sorry to hear this. I hope his remaining life will be peaceful.

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    1. Jo, I will do whatever I can to make it peaceful for him.

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    1. I spent Saturday crying. It is heartbreaking. Fur-peeps have such short lives.

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  4. Shelly, I'm sorry. Hope his final days are filled with love. And movies.

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  5. He loves The Price is Right and action-packed movies. Yes. He does. He even asks to have it turned on.

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  6. I know from my own experience that toward the end, they want as much love to take with them as they can get...and they want to leave you with all they have to give. I was lucky that I could stay home with Sam at the end. I hope you get as much with Sir Poops. Hugs.

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  7. it can be very sad to lose one you love. I hope the time ahead will bring you good memories.

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  8. This breaks my heart. I'm so terribly sorry, Shelly. If only our fur-peeps could live as long as we do. Big hugs to you.

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  9. The last time I went through this, I decided I'd had enough. It's the hardest part of loving and I feel for you.

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  10. Shelly, my heart is truly with you and Sir Poops. We've got a nearly 15 year old chihuahua who has been going through similar things. We've known he's had a heart murmur (enlarged heart) for years, but we're concerned it's finally starting to get the best of him. I've had other dogs that I loved dearly that didn't live to be half his age, so I'm grateful that I've had as long as I've had. But it doesn't make saying goodbye any easier. In these times, you want to bottle up all of the comfort, joy, and peace they've given you over their lifetime and somehow make them see you'd happily give it back to them x 10 for a few more years together if you could. Keep him close, love him lots, and keep the beautiful memories you've made with him close to your heart in the days ahead.

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  11. Shelly I am very sorry to hear this news about Sir Poops. I have always enjoy your stories on your other blog about your furpup partners in crime HB and SPAL. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. I have always enjoyed the antics and stories of your fur pups and partners in crime. I am very sorry to hear this news. Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. How sad I am to hear this. He has given you his all, Shelly. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  14. How sad I am to hear this. He has given you his all, Shelly. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  15. Shelly, my heart goes out to you.

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  16. Aw, that's terrible! I'm so sorry.

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  17. Oh Shelly - lots of hugs and chocolate your way. I'm so sorry to hear it. Enjoy your time with Sir Poops.

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  18. Big hugs Shelly. :(
    I'd be devastated if my furry BFF was in that place, so I can only imagine how broken hearted you are. May your final days with him be extra special.

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  19. Oh, Shelly. I'm so sorry. I'm sending you and Sir Poops a massive hug. You two have such a special bond. Cherish every moment you have together.

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