It’s been 1 week since my dog passed away. I cant sleep. Nights are the worst she would Always stay up late with me.
She was 13 and up until a few months ago she was in great health. Active playful etc. she was the best companion and my best friend.
she started a rapid decline. Vet thinks she had a stroke. Then she seemed better. We noticed a lump on the side of her face. She got some antibacterial cream and anti inflammatory med. The lamp went down, and she vomited one day so we stopped anti-inflammatory med.
she seemed fine then slowly stopped eating. She didn’t eat much for 2 days then ate normally for a few days. Then did not what to eat.She never had accidents and she urinated regularly.
Due to her age and size the vet didn’t want to do a lot of testing because he said he could do more harm than good, and the fact was that she was probably dying. She had a bad odor.
Her last few days she was lethargic laid around a lot went out peed then would take. Step and lay down I would carry her in. I Gave her a sponge bath she laid in one chair and then we bring her water and she would drink it me and my wife and kids all pet her and took care of her and try to make her as comfortable as possible. I woke up in the morning she died in her sleep she had managed to move a chair she was playing in with pillow to her favorite recliner that she liked to lay on.
I Now that I am rehashing everything I can’t stop thinking I was thinking all day today that was the last day she was alive with us.
I keep thinking maybe there was something I could do or maybe If I had known sooner she was sick symptoms maybe there was I could have done.
this loss seems unbearable