My little buddy started coughing earlier this year and was eventually diagnosed with Protein Losing Enteropathy. He was close to death but we managed to bring him back around and get his protein levels normal. He was great for another 6 months but then in the last few weeks he started coughing again. He woke up last week with no balance and had a seizure that night. The vet saw he had an infection and tried to treat that, but a few days ago he was watching hockey with me on the couch when he had another seizure and died in my arms.
I'm heartbroken, he was 11 years old yet still acted like a puppy. He was the most intelligent little dog I've ever seen, we often had to spell words out so he didn't know about "treats" or "going outside" or even "squirrels". I never thought a dog could have this impact on my life, I guess it's a testament to how great of a dog he was. He was my constant companion, I work from home and he was on my lap all day long and then he'd go outside with me on long walks every afternoon. Life won't be the same without him :(
Thanks for listening.
RIP little buddy