Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sad Day Today

Today is a very sad day at our home. We had to but our dog Dillinger down. He was sick a couple of weeks ago and we thought it was a sinus infection or a tooth that got infected and the infection got into his sinus cavity. The vet put him on an antibiotic and a pain killer and Dillinger bounced back to his old self. Yesterday he started up again with a bloody nose and reverse sneezing. This morning he wasn't any better barely moving and blood still coming out of his nose. I was sitting in the dining area when I heard a strange sound I looked and saw poor Dilly having a seizure. We called the vet and they told us to bring him in. It took quite a long time after his seizure for him to reconize any of us for us to get close to him but we were able to get him to the car and to the vet. Once the vet examined him we were told that by the looks of the swelling on the top of his head that he either had a brain tumor or he had sinus polyps that had encroached on his brain. Either way they said it would probably be best to put him down. We could have waited until after Christmas but after seeing how Dilly could barely stand up and discussing how if something were to happen Christmas eve night or Christmas day, we with very sad hearts decided to stop his suffering and have him put to sleep. I really didn't think I would take it as hard as I did. He was my pain in my butt in a good way, but such a loyal and good dog and protector. We will miss his playfulness and those sad eyes when he wanted to be petted. RIP Dillinger Dillinger Christmas 2010

1 comment:

SWEETS said...

sorry to here this mare...dilly is with rex now....he looks like he was a good family dog....