Saturday, June 29, 2013
Surrounded by love
I, Thunder, feel so very special to be surrounded by so much love from my pack, Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning. Mom and Dad have been spending lots of time with me, petting me, rubbing my shaved tummy, and slipping me some extra treats. And I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all of you out there. I have received so many heartwarming comments and emails, from all my pals and from new friends from far and wide. All of your good thoughts and wishes and prayers are so very much appreciated by me and my whole family. A very big woo-filled thank you from all of us.
And now Mom's turn. I wish I could tell you some good things. This photo was taken earlier this week, and it is amazing how quickly Thunder has faded since then. Without getting into all the medical details, his hematocrit is continuing to drop. His breathing has become very rapid, even when he is totally asleep. Most of his time is spent on his side asleep or resting. We have done a lot of talking and consulting with our vet about the quality of life. We are pretty sure he isn't in any pain, but we know he is not comfortable. We are sad to say that we are no longer talking about months with our special boy. It is so very hard for me to write this - the tears just keep coming. But I want you all to know how very much we thank you for all your support and concern. You are all the greatest.
Woos from Thunder and hugs from Mom