March 5, 2005
She is gone now but will not be forgotten.
She is a pain free place now where her body will not fail her.
It was really a shock for us. Most of the dogs of this breed do have heart
issues (MVP). We've known for a few years that her issues were getting worse
as she aged.
On Thursday she was fine during the day but started acting strange as the
evening progressed. Near midnight she was starting to have trouble breathing
so I took her to my vet who is open 24/7. At first they told me she'd have
to spend the night and be given oxygen to help her breath. They gave her the
max medications they could IV to ease the breathing. After that they took
her for a chest X-ray. They came back in to show me x-rays and told me
should would not make it even through the night.. Due to her heart disease,
her heart was enlarged to almost the size of her entire chest (should be the
size of two vertebrae).
She was put to rest around 1am Friday morning. She'll have a private
cremation and I'll find a nice box for her remains. I really did not expect
that this would be the outcome. I thought the vets would keep her a few days
and help her through it. When I decided to take her to the vet, I took her
myself. I didn't think Jason needed to be woken since he needs his rest and
he wakes up SO early for work. He didn't even get to say goodbye. I tried to
call him before Princess was put to rest but he
sleeps so soundly that he never heard the phone.
She was such a cutie and a wonderful, wonderful dog.