Monday, January 23, 2012
Some things in life are just not easy. I've definitely noticed some changes in Honey during this last year. You can see that she is a little more achy than she used to be which causes her to be more ginger when she walks and jumps. She's lost her hearing almost completely. And sometimes, I wonder if her eye sight is disappearing too. However, she's been happy. She started thyroid medicine which has given her an extra jolt of energy. I think that she really enjoyed having so many people in and out of the house leading up to and on the day of the wedding. She recently started chasing her tail. Something that she's never done in all of the years that I've known her. So, I can't say that I was exactly prepared for her collapse on Saturday night, but I can't say that I was not prepared either. I've been noting to myself that this is on the way. When she collapsed again on Sunday afternoon, we decided that it was time for an emergency vet visit. After a lot of poking, prodding, testing and observing, the vet has a strong suspicion that she has fluid buildup in the sac surrounding her heart. You can read about her condition on petmd. Tonight she will have specialist run an echocardiograph. This test will give a very clear picture of the situation and we should know more about how it can or cannot be treated. Needless to say, I'm a big weeping, bawling, crying mess. Joshua is a beacon of optimism and hope. We are crossing our fingers that it is just an infection that can be cured and not something more aggressive like cancer. Either way, I've come to realize that at some point I am going to have to say good-bye to my furry friend and it just seems unimaginable to me. I'm just utterly heartbroken.