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by Kalibeck on 15 January 2018 - 04:01

An imageMy handsome boy Beckett is failing. Saturday he suddenly had a huge lump under the callus (which we had been applying petroleum jelly to) on his left elbow. Saturday night it ruptured, draining mostly old blood & serum. I cleaned it up & put a dressing on for protection. Told hubby we need to make a vet appointment for Monday. The wound was nice & clean, & Beckett had no fever. However, he would not eat. Not even peanut butter, his favorite. Managed to get him to take a little vanilla ice cream, that’s it. Now, this evening, he can no longer support his backend. He’s had right hip dyplasia since he was OFA’d at 3yo & they declined his hip certification, but it only started bothering him about 2 years ago. We tried the glucosamine supplements with no improvement, but had better luck with Phycox. Since the weather has been so cold, he has really started to limp. Understandable, I am too. But this afternoon he fell, & couldn’t get up. We rolled him over, & he was able to struggle up to sit. As he was sitting, he was incontinent of stool. He looked SO distressed. He had just been out & pottied. We helped him up, & half carried, half drug him to his bed, where he was incontinent again. After cleaning him up twice, he was miserable, sore, & still oozing stool. So, I’ll have to ask the vet to see him tomorrow. He’s an old man, nearly blind; & he’s been loved & led a comfortable life. I can’t allow him to suffer & live an undignified life, or let him develop infections.... You know where this is going. I won’t be sleeping much tonight. 😭 



by Kalibeck on 15 January 2018 - 04:01

We don’t need anything but prayers. I hope he’ll be brighter in the morning. He’s crated tonight, for safety. My 2 girls still think they, & everyone else, are puppies at 9 years old. Poor Beckett doesn’t need any rough-housing. I hope he is brighter in the morning, but we still need the vet visit. My vet is wonderful, but she is a realist. πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ».
jackie harris

by Sunsilver on 15 January 2018 - 05:01

I'll keep you in my thoughts, Jackie. I know how hard this is!  Broken Heart  {{{HUGS}}}


by Hundmutter on 15 January 2018 - 07:01

So sorry that this point has come for Beckett, Jackie. You'll do the right thing for him. I know he will have had the most fabulous life in your care. Thinking of you Rose and hoping for the best for him.


by Kalibeck on 15 January 2018 - 12:01

Thank you, Sunsilver & Hundmutter. I am just dreading this day.
jackie harris

by cherjam81 on 15 January 2018 - 13:01

Jackie, so sorry you have to go through this. It is never easy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

by Gustav on 15 January 2018 - 14:01

So very very sorry for your situation, Jackie. Take solace in you have given as much to him as he has to you.πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ

by susie on 15 January 2018 - 16:01

So sorry, Jackie, but I know you will do the best for him, as you did his whole life.

Q Man

by Q Man on 15 January 2018 - 17:01

So sorry to hear this...Prayers and Best Wishes coming your way...

I always think "Is the Journey Worth the Pain"...and every time the answer is yes...Yes...YES...


by Koots on 15 January 2018 - 17:01

I hope you can take some measure of comfort in the knowledge that you are doing your pal a favour and releasing him from his failing body.

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