Monday, March 08, 2010
The last couple of days have had there highs and lows. Was my husbands 55th birthday on Sat. and I took him, his buddy and our son to dinner. The last few days my dog has not been doing very well, for those who may not know she was diagnosed with diabetes at the beginning of the year and given a month to live.
She has all but stopped eating anything and throwing up what she does eat. Last night I was up with her all night and only in the light of day did I realize that she most likely had a small stroke. She has had to have help getting into the house for the last week because she could no longer use the dog door. So I was up 3 times to let her out to pee last night and never could get back to sleep. I just felt something was wrong. This morning her left eye was all droopy and she couldn't focus where she was looking. She looked so sad, I let her out in the backyard and she had trouble getting down the two steps to the grass. She laid down on the grass and stayed there. After a while I went in the back and asked her to come in the house, she got up slowing and I had to help her up the steps.
When my husband got home from work we talked about putting her to sleep and I called the vet. We have an 9:30am appointment tomorrow, we will be with her and bring her home to bury her under her favorite tree in the backyard.
I will miss this old hound dog. She has been at my side through so many illnesses and always made me smile. She was always ready to shake anyone's hand who greeted her with a smile and is the sweetest dog ever.
RIP Lucy, All good dogs go to heaven