Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sadie Sunday

It's been ages since I've talked about my puppy Sadie on here and high time I give a proper update.  Over the years she has dealt with a lot of serious health issues from seizures to chronic pancreatitis.  It's been a constant and very expensive battle to keep my furbaby healthy each month.  But she's my world and I would do anything for her.

February and March though have not been good for Sadie.  Week after week we were back at the vet, on the brink of death.  Severe problem after severe problem.  Living on bland diets and medication.  I had a long talk with our favorite vet and we agreed that the next time would be the last time.  No more trips to the vet, no more pain, no more suffering.  She is nearly 14 and time to respect her beautiful life might come to an end soon.

So a bit over two weeks ago, we woke up one day and Sadie was just off.  Didn't eat.  Barely moved.  Very lethargic.  I asked my dad to come help me evaluate.  We agreed.  This was it.  

{Simultaneously...in what can only be described as the worst of times...my relationship ended...in the coldest, cruelest way possible...like these hours overlapped...I was a wreck to say the least.}

I called the vet to come to my house the following afternoon.  I knew I needed that night with my best girl.  I took so many photos and got in so many cuddles.  My puffy eyes were irrelevant as long as I got in every last photo memory with my baby girl.



Around dinner time though, she suddenly perked up, walked over to her breakfast dish, and ate.  I still thought I was making the right decision and this was just some sort of final good moment.  I stared at her all night.  She is so cute when she's sleeping and dreaming.  

I was really confused by morning.  Because just as suddenly as she got so sick, she seemed all better.  I waited hours and again asked my dad to help me look at the situation.  I needed a second opinion.  He agreed that I should cancel the vet appointment, hope for a nice weekend, and take it one day at a time.  But that day, was not supposed to be her last day.

Over two weeks later, she has only had one day that gave me cause for concern.  I have taken her on so many sunny walks and given her so many extra cuddles and snapped so many unflattering selfies.  It is not lost on me that these days are bonus days.  Living on edge like this is exhausting and not at all easy.  But I have never been more grateful on such a sincere and humble level before.  There has not been a single day since calling the vet that I have not sent up grateful thanks for the extra bonus day I just had with Sadie.  

So today, Sadie is good.  She is the sweetest, cutest little bunny ever to walk the earth. And I am grateful!  Today...we will take a long walk {her in the stroller for most of it} and enjoy the sunshine.  



Happy Easter from me and my little Easter bunny!

XOKK {and Sadie too!}


3 comments:

Flo said...

Oh dear, you poor thing! Lots of hugs to you and Sadie. I've been on that roller coaster and it is not a fun thing at all. I'm glad to hear she is doing better.

MaggieMcCurdy said...

We had to say goodbye to Magoo a little over 2 months ago and it was one of the hardest things I have ever had to endure. Keeping you and sweet Sadie in my thoughts, she is such a good girl and I have no doubt that she appreciates the extra cuddles and love.

Ruth said...

This makes me so sad. I wish I could give you a big hug. It is the worst part of having fur babies.

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