Guest jenosojnicki Posted August 19, 2008 Share Posted August 19, 2008 My baby boy just turned 8 last week and I knew it was going to be his last birthday. When we got home from work yesterday he did not look good. He was fine when I left in the morning. He would not eat his dinner and that is really odd. This boy has never turned down a meal. He started to throw up all over the house and started to pant. He went to his bed and laid down and I could see that his belly was really bloated. I ran to greytalk and started to search while my DH called the vet. I knew we were going to loose him. I could feel it in my gut that it was over. He has never been sick before and this was sudden but he has severe arthritis and very bad corns. He has such a hard time walking and we drive an hour away every three 3 weeks to get his corns hulled out. I carried him out to the car and got him to the vet. They took us right in and he started to fall apart. He collapsed in the vets arms and his skin started to turn pink. His toungue was turning black and he was gasping to catch his breath. The vet thinks he had a blockage in his intestines. We decided to make a horrible decision and not do surgery. If he had not had the arthritis and corns we would have done everything int he world to save him. I got on the floor and said my goodbyes and left the room. My DH stayed with him until he passed. We stood out in the parking lot and cried for 20 mins. We have 3 greyhounds and this is the first time we are dealing with death. I feel like my heart has been ripped out. I am not a spiritiual person and I am not a rainbow bridge kind of girl but I just hope he his running his little heart out somewhere. He has not been able to run in so ling and he would get so mad when the other 2 would zoom around the yard. thank you for letting me have a place to get this out. I am sorry if anything is misspelled. It is hard to type while crying. Now I have to go to work and host an open house...ugh This is my beautiful baby boy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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