Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Update on Braxton

A lot of you are asking about my sweet boy. Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers! They mean more to us then you know.

Braxton isn't well. We found out this morning that he has really bad kidney disease....and something stuck in his stomach. They can't operate on him to find out what is in his stomach because of the kidney would kill him to operate. They have been pumping him full of fluids all day today to see if they can get him feeling better and get his kidneys working a little better. It's possible that his kidney disease could be managed but will be costly. Also...even if they can get him comfortable with the kidney issue...he still has something stuck in his poor stomach:-( The odds are really against him.

So...this is what we are going to do. If Braxton is happy, feeling well and comfortable tomorrow...then we are going to bring him home and spend as much time as we can with him until he gets really sick. Then we will put him to sleep. We know that it probably won't be long....but we want to spend as much time with him as we can. If the vet calls tomorrow and tells us that the fluids didn't help him at all and that he is miserable...then unfortunately we will have to put him down.

I know that Braxton isn't a human....but trust have probably never known a dog lover like me. He is human to me. He is part of my life and part of this family and he will be missed so badly:-( At the same time I know that he is a dog...and that life will go on.

Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. I will keep you guys updated on what happens tomorrow.

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