Crafting, musings, critters, and whatever else springs to mind.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Requiescat in Pace Tempie Bun; 8-1-05 to 9-14-11
September 14, 2011
This news will probably shock most of my blog friends. I'm still in shock. As Wednesday's post was automatically going up at 9:00am, I was watching Tempie refuse to eat again. And she started exhibiting strange neurological symptoms.
I called FH and he came home from work. We gathered her up and started driving south.During the ride she snuggled close to my hands and dozed most of the way. A couple of times it looked like she was having tiny seizures.
We don't know how it happened, but somehow her intestines and gut became distended creating a block sort of like a kink in a hose. To make things worse her gut flora were all out of whack, making her gassy and somehow preventing the fluids we were giving to reach a plug of dried food in her intestines.
There was additional damage to her intestines as well and a necropsy confirmed she would not have had much more time with us. And none of that time would've been comfortable.
I think every human in the room cried. She's fought off every other challenge in her life. I guess she just used up all her strength too soon.
So she went to sleep one last time at the vet's while in her daddy's arms and me stroking her head. The vet kept saying sweet things to her and she went to sleep. She was a wonderful companion and can never be replaced. Binky free my sweet angel. You are forever loved.