Thursday, June 4, 2009
in which we say goodbye....
Today we had to say good bye to Shaggy.
His pain had gotten so great in his legs that he was miserable.
He wasn't sleeping and often spent the last few days and nights alternatingly crying and squirming and scratching and chewing on whatever it was that was hurting.
I talked to Dr. B. about any other options that we had for him. We were quite possibly looking at surgery on his legs and surgery on his spine -- but definitely no guarantees. If nerve issues were the cause of his pain, the surgeries were not going to help.
We didn't want him to suffer just so we can have Shaggy and he'd already suffered much.
So today, we said good bye to Shaggy.
We will always love him.
At the same time that we will mourn his loss, the kids are asking when "will we get another dog?". They are very resilient. I am very glad for that fact.