Saturday, March 28, 2009
Here's a picture of our dog Shanti, taken two years ago before the Cushings and other disease began to ravage his little body.
This morning at 8:30 he had to be euthanized after a night of pain and internal bleeding. Jim and I are devastated at the loss of our beloved Shanti. We had 12 years with him and were hoping for more time; but it wasn't meant to be.
The vet thinks that the Cushings symptoms masked a far greater, life threatening, cancerous liver tumor that unfortunately did not show in the Xrays.
After being up all night with him, and feeling so impotent in the presence of his pain, it was, in a sense, a relief to know that he isn't in pain any longer.
It's a day to grieve and rest.