Sunday, March 23, 2014

How do you prepare?

River's vet at Cornell called today.  He's more lame and his shoulder is more swollen.  She wanted to do xrays, and I gave the okay.  Nothing showed up, which is good.  Basically anything that would show up on an xray would mean euthanasia.  Bone scan tomorrow morning.

I really hadn't given much thought to the idea that he might not get better, that whatever is wrong with him might not be treatable.  Now it's hitting me...  He might not get better.  He might need to be put down.  How am I supposed to prepare for that, to deal with it?  He's only 14.  Our 3 year anniversary is on Thanksgiving.  What will there to be thankful about if I lose him?

14 comments:

  1. Hopefully you'll get some answers and good news tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

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  2. I'm so sorry, and hoping for the best for you. Lots of positive thoughts headed your way!!!

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  3. Positive thoughts chica. Crossing my fingers here.

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    1. Your positive thoughts seem to have overpowered my negative thoughts! Thanks!

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  4. Oh no, so sorry to read this. Im a long time reader, but have never commented.
    Thinking of you guys with fingers crossed.

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    1. Thanks for commenting and your good vibes!

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  5. :-( Hard times. Best wishes to you both.

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    1. Good vibes have been very appreciated!

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  7. sending positive vibes...no rash decisions needed yet.

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    1. Thanks! So glad you were right about not needing rash decisions!

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