Sunday, November 30, 2008

A horrible turn of events

Things are not looking good for my sweet Puppy dog. After having x-rays taken of her tumor on Friday afternoon, we learned that it is growing inside of her nasal passage - not above it. Surgery is no longer an option. So we brought her home and gave her lots of love and attention. What else could we do?

Over the past two days, the bleeding has gotten much worse. It is now dripping from her nose at a steady rate. We all know what has to be done, but we avoid talking about it. I have decided that for the next few days we are going to PARTY with Puppy. We are going to go for walks, eat lots of junk food, and spend countless hours lounging on the couch. I am going to make these last few days the best that I can for her. She has been such a great dog. She deserves to be pampered and loved and cherished.

36 comments:

jen said...

oh christy...
i'm so so sorry that you are going through this. we just recently had to put my childhood dog and cat down ... in the same weekend.
it sucks.
we didn't have the option of a last party filled week.
and i completely agree with you. give that girl one final party to remember you by.
it's hard to see them go ... but remember, you are making a decision to ultimately help her. and i'm positive that she is thankful for everything that you give her.
i just read an email the other day that said that they are here for a shorter amount of time ... because they get it right faster. so true, huh?
thinking of you and your family. please let me know if there is anything i can do to help. (besides write really long comments to read, when you should be partying!)

dani said...

dear, sweet christy...
i am so sorry. you have all the sympathy i can send your way!!! you, john, porgie, izzy and puppy celebrate the good puppy she has been, and cherish every moment:)
much love and a big HUG,
dani X

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Oh honey,
I am so sorry. I have been there. We found out last Feb. that our Boxer had cancer. The Dr gave him 6 weeks. We had to have him put to seleep on March 17th. It sucked. We still miss him and still talk about him.
We made those last 6 weeks of Otis' life probably the best he ever had! I say spoil Puppy and make him love those last few days. Can you say lots of treats and lots of bones:)

Big hugs to you and the kids and huge kisses to Puppy.

Jenn said...

I'm so sorry ! I took a bawling fit yesterday over my dog and we had her put to sleep last Jan, I think it's my being pregnant cause now I'm bawling again over your poor dog.

Eva said...

I'm so sorry.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I am so sorry. Tears again for you.

Mama Kalila said...

I am so sorry... I'm crying for yall over here too. Enjoy the next few days as much as you can.

Not So Perfect said...

I am so sorry. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. We recently lost our dog of 15 years. My heart goes out to you guys.

Amanda said...

I am so sorry Christy that it turned out this way for Puppy. She is a great dog and looks just the sweetest. Please know that you are in my thoughts.
Sending big hugs your way,
Love,
Amanda x

Rachel said...

I am so sad that surgery is not an option but rock it out and party like rock stars. I hope puppy has an awesome time at the party and I am sure puppy knows how much love there is from you guys.

My heart goes out to you right now.

chris said...

Christy,
I'm so sorry. You have loved him completely and he loves you the same. He's lucky to have such a family!

Tabitha said...

Oh what sad news ~ I am so sorry.
XXX

Mama Smurf said...

I'm so sorry...

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry. I'm sure you gave your Puppy a lot of love this weekend. But I also know that this will be a hard week. I'll be thinking about you.

anymommy said...

Christy I am so very sorry. Your attitude about your weekend with your puppy is fabulous, it's the perfect way to tell her goodbye. Our first dog, a beautiful golden, had cancer and we had to let him go. I'll be thinking about you all and your sweet girl. Love and hugs, Stacey

iMommy said...

Oh babe... I am so sorry to hear this news... but I am so, so glad that you will have some special time.

Enjoy it. We are not overly religious, but we do believe that there is a special place in heaven for our pets.

The Woman said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a sad decision to make and have done.

Becca said...

Oh Christy I am SOOO sorry. I'm glad that you are able to throw the best party that Puppy could ever ask for. I'll be thinking of ya.

Z's Mom said...

Christy - I am SOOOO sorry. I know this is one of the hardest things to have to do...

I love your partying idea.

Remember, you gave her a good life and she knows you love her.

And....all dogs go to heaven!!!

I'll be praying for you and your family for the strength to deal with this....and for Puppy so she's not in pain.

Melissa said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. I've had to put down kitties in the past and it is so hard to do. But when they are suffering, it really is the best thing to do.

Prayers and hugs for you...

Jiff said...

I'm so sorry for you and for Puppy. Such a sweet baby. :(

I had to put my baby (Baleigh, I named my daughter Bayley after her because I found out I was pregnant a month later...and she was my first "baby" even though she was a furry baby.) to sleep a year ago this past August and it was AWFUL. I didn't get to cherish the last moments, but I did lay in the floor and bawl my eyes out for an hour before I'd let them do it. I think you are doing an AWESOME thing. Seriously. That is so sweet and thoughtful of you. And your baby dog will love it.

Laura McIntyre said...

Im so sorry, i hope the last few days
are as fun as they can be. I can
only imagine how you are all feeling
just now

Steph said...

I am so very sorry. Enjoy the last few days. What a hard thing to do...my heart goes out to you...

Catizhere said...

So sorry to read about Puppy.

I hope that there are lots of treats to eat, sofas to sleep on, cats to chase & fire hydrants galore in Doggy Heaven.

If I may, I'd like to offer this to you. Make sure you keep her tags & collar. My husky got out of the yard & was hit by a car. We had to put her down & in my sorrow, I didn't think to ask for them. I wish I had something (besides memories) of Blue to remember her by.

The White Family said...

Bless your heart Christy! I'm so sorry! Take tons of pics and spend as much time with your furr baby that you can. I know your heart must be breaking so bad.

Much love and hugs from SC

amanda said...

so very sorry friend.

hope you each enjoy every minute of puppy's party :)

Dana said...

Christy I am so sorry.. I know exactly how you are feeling.. My pup had a tumor that grew in his bladder, eventtually leaving him unable to pee.. It is tough I know - but just try and enjoy every minute you can together.. Take lots of pictures and enjoy the now!!! i will keep you in my thoughts!!!

Greg said...

Poor puppy:( I know you will have the strength to get through this. Your pup has had a good life and I konw you were good parents!!

Clare said...

so sorry christy! it is so hard to lose a family pet! i will be thinking of you!!!

TEACHBROECK said...

I am very sorry....

Amber said...

I am so sorry Christy, I hope that you find some peace and comfort in these last few days with your dog. So sad :(

Nellie said...

I'm so sorry. That post almost made me cry. That just really sucks. Sorry.

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Ohhhhh....I am so sorry to hear about your puppy! It is so hard, especially if that pup is like a member of the family. I will be thinking about you!

Jamie

Bon said...

Christy...so sorry about Puppy.

i think giving her all the love you can while you can is the kindest thing to do.

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, I am so sorry.
We had to put our Eddie to sleep almost a month ago. Those final hours....of knowing.....it was just awful.

Give the girl all of your attention. I gave Eddie a bath, and let him run around & shake while he was still wet...I cooked up ground beef for him for dinner...I let him eat everything that I was eating....I just let him have everything he wanted. And, I slept our final night together on the couch with him. We started on the laundry room floor---his normal spot, but I eventually just decided that he could snuggle on the couch with me.

It's so hard. It's one of those things about being a "grown up" that just sucks....such responsibility & decisions that we want to shield our children from forever...things that we never wanted to have to face ourselves!

I'm so sorry.

Becks said...

Oh I am so sad for you guys! What a sweet little doggie. That is so hard. Big hugs to you all!