Monday, August 23, 2010

Tough Decision

Last week was such a stressful time for Brian and I.  One of our dogs was really sick so we took him to the vet and found out that he has a heart murmur.  To top it off they found a foreign object in his belly.  His situation was so severe that the vet wanted us to take Moose to a cardiologist the next day.  Of course we had no choice, he was just so sick and he looked unhappy (for a lack of a better word). 

The cardiologist told us that he was surprised that the murmur hadn't been detected before because it has probably been there since birth.  Not only does he have the heart defect but the doctor also saw a mass on his liver.  He was just surprised to see so much going on such a young dog.  He gave us such a dim future for our little friend.  He has at the most 2 years with a few medications that he will be on for the rest of his short life.  We could do a surgery to try and repair the holes in his heart but there is no guarantee that he will have any longer of a life span or if he will even survive the surgery.  This was a pretty tough decision for us but we decided that we will just keep him on the meds and love him and make sure he has the best life for as long as God lets us keep him on this Earth.

Some would think why care so much about an animal, well the truth of the matter is that we love our dogs like children.  They all hold a special place in our hearts and we would do just about anything for our dogs.

Besides could you resist a face like this?

He is a special boy and we love and adore our little Moose and he will be the most spoiled French Bulldog ever!  We will be positive about the situation and hope that God gives more time than the doctor gave him.

On a lighter note, I promised in my last post to show a few of the Lay Out's I have been doing since I starting blogging again.  Here we go, this is what I have done recently. 

On that note... until I share again, thanks for stopping by.

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