Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sweet Lilly

Lilly died yesterday at about 5:00 in the afternoon. I took Lilly to the vet yesterday morning and she seemed to be feeling well. I told her to hop in the car, that we had to go bye bye and she hopped in the backseat as she barked at the cows (something she never quiet got used to and definately never liked). We weekly took Lilly in to see if her packed cell count was getting higher it had began to decrease, so we had started her on a new medication I expected it to be much higher so I was surprised when the Dr. called and said that it had fallen even more, but I wasn't prepared for the next call. About 2 hours later he called and said that Lilly's nose had began to bleed from both nostrils. It was apparent to me that Lilly was about to start bleeding badly. John Mark and I came home and decided that it would be best for her if we let her die before she was in any pain, or having a lot of trouble breathing. It was terrible. It was so hard----I've never had to do this kind of thing before. My heart broke, and so did John Marks we loved Lilly and had worked so hard to keep her a live it seemed backwards to put her down before she was hurting. That is waht hurt so bad; she seemed to feel so well, and looked so good and healthy---like she was doing better. I know we did the right thing.....its just that the right thing just really sucks sometimes.

I just wanted to write a little update. Schools tomorrow and we both had class tonight so we are just getting home and now we are headed to bed. Hope everyone has a blessed day tomorrow


Jennifer Brewer said...

steph and jm-
we are so sorry about lilly. we know that it must really hurt. may the Lord give you guys grace and peace right now!
we love you guys,
daniel & jennifer

Jaclyn said...

I am so sorry guys. I really hate that for you. I love you both bunches!

mimi said...

Oh Steph,
I am soooo sorry about your little dog. I KNOW it hurts and I hurt for you. I love you

Valerie Dykstra said...

I thought she was going to be fine. I'm so sorry. I know it really hurts. How is Midas?

Aunt B said...

Ah, Steph, I'm so sorry. I'm kinda new to this being attached to a dog thing...we almost lost our GiGi a few weeks ago to Parvo, but she made it. I was really scared she wouldn't, and how hard it would, I have a little bit of an inkling how sad you must feel. Just love on Midas alot! It'll help you both!!! Love you, Honey. Aunt B