Sorry, I don’t have much of a post today. My ten-year-old dog Sephi is not doing very well at all. She went to the vet yesterday morning so we could find out what was wrong. What the vet first suspected was vestibular disease turned out to be much more. Later that afternoon, I took her to an emergency veterinary clinic about 45 miles away. Sephi spent rest of the day there getting treatment. The treatment helped a little but it is unlikely that it will extend her life for more than a few days, weeks if we are lucky, months if we are blessed.
There was a moment when I was considering the very hard questions about whether or not I should put her to sleep. The vet said she is definitely in a critical state and that it is only slightly possible but mostly unlikely that she will recover. Putting Sephi to sleep was an option. But when I asked Sephi, “Do you want a cookie?” and “Do you want to go outside?” she perked up. She also seemed to express an interest in things around her (other dogs and other people at the vet clinic). So I decided to put off that difficult decision for now.
Please send your prayers to Sephi. Pray that her last days will be comfortable and that when it is time for her to go that she goes peacefully.
I love you Sephi Doodle!