Wednesday, March 25, 2009
My heart is broken
We had to put our dog Kasper to sleep last Monday, March 16 and I miss him so much. We took him to the vet on March 11th and we found out he had IMH, it's basically where his body was eating his red blood cells faster then what he could make them.
They put him on meds to try to stop it but they were not working, he was just slowly getting weaker and would not do anything but lay on the couch.
We then took him to an Emergency Vet on Sunday March 14th and they gave him more blood, hoping that would work, but it did not and his blood count was still dropping, so the following day we took him back to his regular vet and made the hard decision to put him to sleep as we couldn't see him suffer any more.
I knew something was wrong with him the first day we took him to vet as this was a dog that would rather be outside then in the house and he did not want to go outside at all.
This was so unexpected, one day he was fine, the next he was so sick.
He was only 10 years old and had so much energy and was always ready to play, he was such a happy dog. We just lost our other one not even a year ago and we were so not ready to say good-bye to this one. We thought we would have him for another 5 years or so.
I've been crying for over 2 weeks now as it started when we saw that he wasn't getting any better and it just comes on whenever now. I miss this guy so much and it will be a long time before the hurt and anger goes away.
Good-bye Kasper, we will see you again. Have fun playing with Shadow & Hunter.