Missy's got just a matter of days now. Each day we assess whether today is the day we take her to say good-bye.
Missy had an ultrasound earlier this week and the news was sobering: Her liver has multiple tumors, likely hemangiosarcoma.
A little over a week ago, we noticed that Missy's usual brightness and enthusiasm for life was muted. She isn't getting better and we're really starting to worry.
Missy had a vestibular incident on Saturday night. Today's Monday and we're just back from the vet with more questions than answers at this point.
You've survived hemangiosarcoma for 30 months. You reached your decade milestone, a birthday we never imagined we'd see with you. We love you, little Missy Moo. Every day with you is a gift.
Even when the gift is willingly given, providing care for a sick loved one can cause strain in multiple ways--mental, physical, social, and financial, to name a few.
Missy's developed a tremor in her rear legs. Is it related to the hemangiosarcoma? Is it pain? Is it a side effect of the long-term use of meloxicam or I'm-Yunity?
Missy's hair is changing color in certain specific locations. Related to the hemangiosarcoma? The treatment?
Despite a terrible tick season here in NH, they're dying on Missy without any help from anti-tick medicine.
We tell her she's too cute for words.