Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Rest in Peace, Max

His blood was clear of infection, he hadn't detiorated any further and once they'd sedated him to finally be able to xray for tumours, there were none.

Things were looking up, the MRI was booked for 5pm today and after some medication to release the pressure in his brain, he brightened up a bit.

Dadsy received a call this morning to tell him he'd had a bad night and was acting more distressed. He asked the vet what he would do if Max were his dog and the vet told him it was a decision he needed to make with his family. He spoke to mumsy and called the vet back, only to be told that he'd taken another bad turn - whatever pressure was building in his brain was pushing onto his spinal cord - his legs were paralysed and stiff and his neck was twisted up and back. The vet couldn't anesthitise him for the MRI while he was in that state, nor could they give him the MRI without the anesthetic.

The decision was made.

They believe he may have picked up a disease that all dogs are meant to vaccinated for at 6 weeks, that takes 6 or 7 years to form tumors.

I wish I'd been able to say goodbye, to reassure him.
I wish they'd been able to do the MRI sooner.
I wish he'd been vaccinated when he should have.

I hope he's in peace, with only happy memories.

I hope he realises how much he was loved and how much he is missed.


DelightfulJen said...

Oh Enny, I'm so sorry for your loss.

I have no doubt Max knows how much you all loved him and how much you'll miss him. Try and take comfort in the fact he's pain free and able to move and run as he pleases now, I'm sure he's somewhere very lovely and is greatful for the wonderful time he spent with your family.

Amanda said...

Oh Enny, I'm so sorry to hear that. I know it must be terribly hard for your family right now.

I hope Max is somewhere safe and happy.

alyndabear said...

I'm so sorry, Enny. :(

Having lost two pets this year, I know how heartbreaking it is. He had a good life, and knew you loved him! xo

Mick said...


Sorry to hear it Enny.

He was a cute little pup too.

Lulu said...

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Anonymous said...

Oh lovely, I'm so sorry :(

I have no doubt that Max knew exactly how much he was loved, and that would have made his final days so much more bearable for him.

I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Look after yourself hon.


Boysenberry said...

Sorry to hear about Max, Enny. :(

Rosanna said...

Isn't it funny how pets can take such a hold of our hearts? I am very sorry that Max is gone, but at least he is not in any pain.

Anonymous said...

Ohh I am so sorry to hear about your loss :(

much love n hugs oxoxox

Anonymous said...

(from Deb)

Enny said...

D'jen, Amanda, Alyndabear, Mick, Lulu, Brooke, Mr B'b'rry, Rosanna and Deb - Thankyou so much. It really meant a lot to me.