Worst of Times

By: LadyRaines52608
Mood: Sad
Date: Oct 17, 2013
Music: Carried UnderWood ( Will see you again )

Lately hubby & I have had the worst of times .. Last Thuresday morning I was woken up from my deep slumber by the manager of our trailer park banging on our door , apparently my mother got severely sick vomiting & have severe diarrhea , mom was so sick she had to go to the hospital via ambulance . I didn't have time do anything , had to just throw my clothes on & go , I stayed with mom from 11am until 7:30 in the evening , by this time we found out that she had an U.T.I with another kind of stomach infection , mom was admitted & treated with IV antibiotics through the rest of the week & through the weekend . While I was at the hospital , hubby stayed home with Maggie, since Maggie had not been feeling good since the night before . I had, had a vets appointment for Maggie for the next day, but called to cancel that appointment , because I did not know what was going on with my mom , well Friday morning came & Maggie still was not any better, she hadn't eaten anything since late Tuesday night , she had been throwing up & very weak , so friday morning I called the vet back & got her an appointment for the next morning . Saturday comes, hubby & I take maggie to vet , I hadn't been in the vets office 20 minutes when they tell me that Maggie is seriously very sick & needs to go the local animal Hospital , this is after they have charged me $230.00 for two blood test & an exam , so hubby & I rush her over to the animal hospital, there they do a complete blood paniel testing her for everything , turns out Maggie had Auto Immune Deficency Disease, severely enemic , her liver was failing, she was weak , her own body was attacking its self . The Dr. told hubby & I that the treatment for this disease is very expensive, ranging in the 2-3 thousand range, Maggie would have to be hospitalized for 6-8 months, IV antibiotics, blood tranfusions & even with all the treatment , she still only had a 50% chance of living . Hubby & I couldn't see putting Maggie through that , especially after everything she had been through N her life , hubby & I were forced to make the heart breaking decision to put Maggie down . Before Maggie was given the shot to go to heaven , hubby & I got some time with her, hubby held her for a little while, talked to her, told her how much he loved her , I then held her for a little while, telling her what a blessing she has been to me over these last 5 yrs . We got pictures of our final moments together , I got one with hubby & Her & then one of me & her, then I took one last final picture of her beautiful as I was holding her N my arms for the final time , after that I told hubby to go get the Dr. Hubby couldn't be in the room when the Dr. gave her the shot , as the Dr. gave Maggie the shot to go to heaven , I held her close , the medication worked instantly , it completely ripped my heart out to feel her take her last breath . To say the least now my house is no longer the same , I miss her so badly , I had to put her bed, crate & all her toys in our Nursery/ spare room , can't bare to look of them . This has really hit hubby & I extremely hard, looking back all of Maggie's issues all make sense, feel so bad that my baby had been suffering from this horrible disease the whole 5 yrs we had her . Turns out Maggie was born with this, so evidently she got from her mother, but since Maggie was stay, we did not know her mother's medical history . Hubby & I have discussed getting another Jack Russell Terrier which was the same breed as Maggie, but right now its just too soon & too much . My mom was discharged from the hospital Monday , so now its going to take a couple of months for my mom to get her indpendence back & get back on her feet, hubby & I have decided that probably come the first part of Janaury , we will start looking for another dog . Hopefully by then my mom won't be so dependent on me ..



From: marnella
October 17, 2013, 8:26 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog. I am very glad your mom recovered.


'Oz never did give nothin' to the Tin Man, that he didn't already have'

From: jemily
October 17, 2013, 5:50 am
I am so very sorry. How heartbreaking for you both.


The smallest step in the right direction can end up being the biggest step of your life, tip toe if you must but take the step.