Wow, long time…
… no post!
I’ve been a little preoccupied, however.
Firstly, Madeline’s been worse and secondly, I still feel like crap.
The tumour in Madeline’s mouth split open and become necrotic. She was constantly bleeding and it was rotting and the smell was unbelievable. She was getting weaker and having fewer and fewer of her perky happy moments.
Out of love and compassion for her, we decided it was time to let her go. Really, it wasn’t my decision to make. She was Marty’s dog. The final decision was down to him.
It’s such a hard thing to do. But I think the right thing. For Mad.
It was as good as it could be. We had a vet come out to the house and examine her and he sat and talked with her and petted her and then put her to sleep, lying on the sofa, comfortable in her own surroundings, with Marty and me with her.
We left her there until the kids got home from school so they could say goodbye (they already knew what was going to happen – we told them in the morning and they said goodbye then too).
Also worrying about Prawn IV this week. It was at this time in the pregnancy that we lost Prawn III. It’s silly but you can’t help worrying. Everything is reminding me – it’s the same time of year, it’s school sports’ day, I have a dental appointment…… like last time. I know it’s irrational, but hey! I’m allowed! 😀
I’ll be glad when this week is over…………….