This morning we said good-bye to Lucy.
She has been suffering with liver disease for several years and in February when her bloodwork came back we knew her time was limited.
Wednesday she rapidly started going downhill. She had diarrhea and refused to eat, even her favorites. On Thursday she stopped drinking.
She became weak and a bit disoriented. When we spoke to her, it didn't always register.
Yesterday her vet put her on IV fluids to re-hydrate her and attempted to interest her in food. If it worked, we would bring her home for the weekend to say our good-byes.
This morning she was still not eating or drinking and still had diarrhea. We made the awful decision that had to be made. Rob, Morgan and I drove to the clinic to be with her. Rob held her as Dr. Nicki administered the injection. She was gone quickly. Then Morgan got to see, sniff her and say good-bye.
She was a very little dog with a very big presence and the house seems much too quiet.