Hi friends, we had a very tough weekend. Our beloved dog Hazel passed away. She was the perfect dog, she spent almost every minute of her day by my side so it broke my heart when my vet told us Friday that she only had a couple of days to live. We had taken her to the vet the week before because she was tired and suddenly did not want to eat, they did blood-work and an exam and they thought she had a cold/flu or had eaten something strange that had been hidden in the show like an old rodent (snow melt sickness is common in dogs I guess) but when she did not respond to the antibiotics and other medications they put her on I brought her back in and they re-did the blood tests that a week before were in the normal range and her levels were off the charts. We had x-rays and ultrasounds (cancer) and the only humane option was to have her put to sleep. We brought her home, with some steroids that would buy us a couple of days and made the most of the time we had. She got to have 4 good days, she declined a bit each day and today I knew it was the last good day and my sweet girl only deserved good days. Here is a photo from her woods walk Saturday, she spent the weekend with family and friends, yesterday was a snow day so the kids got an extra full day with her and she spent today with me trying not to be a blubbery mess because I did not want to burden her more. She was such a good dog.
My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a pet, Hazel was a member of our family. I am sad, heartbroken and shocked but at least we got 4 good days. Give your animals a hug for us and take care of each other.
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