Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
One of Isaac's favorite things about being in California and on the beach was all the air crafts that flew over head. I think something was flying over every 15 minutes and he would get so excited! I got an airplane flying by on video. He was a bit distracted since we were on the dog beach. But still pretty cool to see.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Last night before we went to bed she ate some dinner and then she went to bed and she would not stop licking. Jeff put his hand down to pet her and felt blood so he got up to wash his and check on her and there was blood everywhere. We were concerned she wouldn't make it through the night with all the blood loss. Jeff was going to take her on his own but I really wanted to be there with him and wanted Ozzy to be there, too. So I called Suzie at about midnight (she had to work at 7am- so I felt awful calling so late) and she said to bring Isaac right over. So off we were. We dropped Isaac off around 12:30am and were at the emergency vet clinic by 12:35am.
It was so hard. Ozzy was a nervous wreck- he would only snuggle up to my neck and Jeff held Hailey the whole time. The bleeding had subsided by this time so she seemed content. They took her away for a few minutes to put the needle in and they brought her back. The Dr came in and assured us we were doing the right thing. The oral cancer in dogs is very aggressive and especially in small dogs. So we went ahead with our plans to put her to sleep. Jeff was holding her while the vet put in the anesthetic and felt her take her last breath. I immediately felt at ease knowing she is no longer in pain and is playing with Sally (my childhood dog) and Hershyl (Jeff's childhood dog). After she was put to sleep Jeff laid her on the ground so Ozzy could smell her and know she was gone. After a few minutes we said our goodbyes and left the clinic minus one of our four legged family members. Tough night. She was put to sleep at 12:50am.
We picked Isaac up at 1am and were home and in bed by 2am. I know we did the right thing. No more suffering, no more bleeding. We miss her greatly.
The vet also mentioned to watch out for Ozzie. He will more than likely experience some depression. I just hope he comes through this okay. I am so thankful Suzie adopted her dog in December- Ozzy and Kenzie are great buddies and I know it will help having her around.
I just so happened to take some pictures of the dogs last night with Isaac. So enjoy the final pics we have of Hailey.