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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Roller Coaster of a Day


Luna the magnificent in younger days in Connecticut.
All day today, I was preparing myself to take Luna to the vets to have her euthanized. We took a long walk. We talked. I sat and petted her, brushed her to make sure she looked her best.

When we got to the vets, he couldn't believe that we had come to this. He looked at her, took a urine specimin, and did what the two other vets we had taken her to (when the Kennel owner couldn't get her in to see him--which our vet said was highly unlikely), he did an ultra-sound on her.

She does have bladder cancer, as well as some secondary issues. However, he said that her symptoms could be managed quite well, and that he felt that they would have good success in making her have a good 6 months to a year of life yet. He said "This dog is far from being on its last legs." So...Luna came home with us.

I'm not sure I can handle much more of this....what a horrifically tough day.

2 comments:

Sunita said...

Oh Lisa ! ((((hugs))))
I know how much you love Luna and this must be so traumatic for you. We lost our beloved pet a couple of months ago and none of us have got over it yet. The worst part was that he was in pain and there was nothing we could do. The vet had gone out of town and we didnt know anyone else who could help. So ... :(

Louie said...

Oh Lisa I wasw so sad readung your previous post -- glad Luna has some more time. XOXOXO