Saturday, December 10, 2011
A lot of you know that my little Yorkie Mercy is my service dog and goes everywhere with me except to sterile operating rooms. The last few days, she has been bleeding from her bowels. Today I took her to the vet -- wanted to take her before but the regular vet has been unable to get to the office since his truck was stolen. The substitute vet is a nice young woman who examined Mercy gently and took the stool sample I had brought with me back to be tested for parasites. None, so Mercy is now taking antibiotics.
My son had asked me before I left for the vet, "what if nothing can be done?" Well, since she is 13, I have been realizing that the time may come when I do have to part with her and let her go to the Rainbow Bridge. I don't like thinking about it, but it is certainly in the back of my mind. I said to my son, that if she had any quality of life, then I would give her longer, but if she loses all quality of life, I will have to do the best for her since she is not a human and she doesn't understand about the source of pain. God will be happy to welcome her. And yes, I do believe there will be animals in heaven.
For those of you who do pray for pets, please pray for Mercy's healing.