Kenai crossed the rainbow bridge unexpectedly, and we are devastated. Three weeks ago he collapsed and was conscious but unresponsive. We took him to the emergency vet (WVRC-Waukesha) and they found he had fluid in the sac around his heart, putting pressure on his heart. They were able to aspirate it and he was back to his normal self. The vet there said that there was almost a 90% chance it was a tumor on his heart that was leaking and that it would happen again, soon. We took him home and took him to his vet for further testing. The original diagnosis was confirmed with an ultra sound and the time line given was within 10 days.The treatments available were invasive and wouldn't prolong his life more that a month if we were lucky. The following Sunday he again collapsed, and we took him back to WVRC, this time the fluid was leaking into his lungs. There was nothing they could do, if they tried to aspirate his lungs would collapse. So we took him home again and tried to keep him comfortable. He passed early Monday morning, I fell asleep at 12amand he was gone when I woke again at 3am. We had him cremated. I cannot put into words how much I loved him. He was the perfect dog for Tim and I, and such a blessing to our family. He had so much personality, sassy, gentle, patient, and a love bug, I cry everyday for him. I miss him so much.
Thank you for the opportunity to have him in our family, even for such a short time.