Thursday, October 14, 2010

This morning...

This morning Rufus had a small procedure scheduled to remove some of his dead tissue from his neck. We've known from the beginning that this was going to be part of the healing process, and that he might have a more limited mobility in his neck once it was all said and done.

But once they started the vet realized that the dead tissue was all the way down to Rufus's spine. It would have taken many more intense procedures to remove all the dead tissue. Also, Rufus would have needed to go to a specialist to have skin grafts done to replace the dead tissue, and at the end of it all, if he managed to make it through, he likely wouldn't have been able to lift his head at all.

I would have been a very long and painful process for him.

So with all that in mind the decision was made to go ahead and let Rufus rest. It just wasn't fair to ask him to go through all that and in the end not be able to be the same Rufus that he was before this happened.

My family is heartbroken at the loss of our companion. But as I write this I'm comforted in the thought that if all dogs go to heaven then Rufus is not alone and this morning he was welcomed by our other dog Tinker, and they are having a wonderful time being reunited.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for you and your family. ((Hugs))