Sunday, November 4, 2007

Beloved Austin


Michael and I took Austin to be put to sleep late this afternoon. Since being diagnosed with his brain tumor in August, Austin had done pretty well with medication. He had a few seizures and had a slow decline in coordination and sight, but seemed to be enjoying life right up until this last week. He had one 24 hour period where he had two seizures earlier in the week, and by the end of the week Austin had very poor coordination and could no longer be left alone. He needed assistance walking around, going up and down the stairs, and it became clear that he may no longer be enjoying his life. It was a very sad thing to do, but we feel a little relieved that Austin isn't suffering now. We are hoping that Austin is already racing around doggy heaven with little Bradeigh.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that Austin is no longer with you. Thinking of both you and Michael.
Kristie

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry that your furry buddy is gone - they don't get to be with us for very long yet our lives are that much richer for knowing them.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your news. Let me know if I can do anything.

Denise

Caroline said...

I'm so sorry, it's such a hard decision but bravely made. And you were home from Grand View so you and Michael were together at that moment. Take care.

Jacinda said...

My thoughts and love are with both you and Mike.... I am very sure that Austin is running around with Bradeigh....and both will be waiting for the two of you.

Sonya said...

I am glad that you were home when that decision had to be made. It is a very hard one to make.

It was very nice to meet you and I will be thinking of you.

LMardenNH said...

oh Sarah! You knew it was coming but still it must have been so hard. Big hugs to you and Michael.