Saturday, July 21, 2012

Audrey Pearl....sweet memories!

Audrey Pearl is my sweet dachshund and as of Thursday night she seemed happy and healthy.  What a difference a day makes.  I found Audrey on the floor Friday at 1am in the middle of a seizure.  She had lost the ability to walk and was foaming at the mouth.  I rushed her to the emergency vet across town and they gave her meds to stop any more seizures or at least that was the plan.  The doctor suspected maybe she had a brain tumor causing the seizures.  She had another seizure at 2 am and then again at 7 am on Friday morning.  I took her to my regular vet and she started giving her seizure meds again.  She had another seizure at noon and was seizure free as of 5:30 when I went to pick her up for the night.  I planned on bringing her back on Sat. morning in order for them to monitor her again for the day.  As my son and I were leaving with Audrey she began to have a seizure in my arms and the doctor took her and administered meds in the IV still in her leg.  After this seizure she had two more very severe ones and the doctor felt like the meds were not going to work and she was getting worse.
Now the hard part comes, deciding to keep her alive and let her continue to suffer in hopes of finding something that would work down the road or let her go to heaven.  My first thought was to keep her here but my heart told me she was ready to go.  She had waited all day and when I finally came to her she let me know it was her time to leave this earth.  I do believe this in my heart but it breaks my heart at the same time.
She was here with me for 12 years. The memories bottled up in those years are too many to count and so very precious.

I have two other dogs and they are special in their own right but Audrey was the social bug of the family.  She never met a stranger...first one to wake me up in the morning...first one to want outside...first one to let me know someone was outside...first one to do most everything around here.  When I woke up this morning I was wishing it was all a bad dream.  I will cherish the time I had with her and I know she's in Heaven running and being first at everything possible!  She will be truly missed each and every day, she was such a sweetheart.

Heavens Newest Angel.....Audrey Pearl
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