We’re a bit late but better late than never, right?
We have had a LOT going on here. After everything we have been through and you, our friends, have been through with us, Mom couldn’t bear to write on here unless we had something happy to share.
We’ll start from the beginning (we promise it gets happier).
The day of Thanksgiving, Rudee started acting weird. Some of you will recall that Rudee is my Grandma’s dog that came to live with us August 2016. He is also the reason Jamison, my cat brother, is no longer with us. Anywho, he started growling at the wall and going into the guest bathroom and barking. He also was becoming more and more lethargic. On Friday, December 14th, he stopped eating. On Saturday, he threw up bile. On Sunday, he was extremely out of it, panting excessively, had a fever, and was breathing very shallowly when he wasn’t panting. Monday morning, he went to the vet. An x-ray showed a mass in his abdomen. They got him stabilized (he had a fever at intake of 105.8) and he was released from the hospital on Tuesday. He still wasn’t eating when they discharged him. Mom and Dad got him to eat boiled chicken but he wasn’t eating very much. On Friday, he went for an ultrasound that showed he had a mass in his spleen, tumors on his liver, and a mass in his stomach. Unfortunately, his lymph nodes were entwined with the masses so it is inoperable. Because he was still lethargic and not eating, a plan was made for him to be euthanized on Saturday, December 23rd, at 11:30. Then, the craziest thing happened – he started eating! Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chicken, kibble, you name it! So Saturday morning, Mom and Dad canceled the appointment. As of right now, he’s acting almost 100% normal. He’s still panting but he’s running around and loving on Macy like normal.
He’s a Christmas miracle! Told you this had a happy ending.
Mom and Dad are going to let Rudee keep eating whatever makes him happy. When the inevitable downward spiral comes, Mom and Dad will do what needs to be done.
Here are some pics from our weekend.
Here’s a blooper:
We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday!