Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stella.... my little mate....

Had to say goodbye to my little mate on Saturday....unfortunately Stella has never been 100% since we got her when she was 5 months old, and we found out after she started staggering that she was in liver failure which had started affecting her brain with toxins - it was called hepatic ensepalopathy.  Her blood was also not clotting, which meant she was very sick. It was going to take days of very intensive hospital care to even get her to the point of surgery, and even if she made it to surgery her chances of making it through were fair at best.  We had to basically be prepared to lose $10,000 and the odds were against her.  She would have been subjected to needle after needle, plasma infusions, and continue poking and prodding and intensive surgery that she probably wouldn't have made it out of because she was so sick, and I didn't want that for her. The very, very hard and absolutely heartbreaking decision was made to put her to sleep, and let her go peacefully. She was only 3, and my little best friend. She was sooo tiny, only weighed 2.7 kgs at her heaviest, and had dropped down to 2.1 kgs in the last week.

We brought her home and she is buried in the garden, which is my favourite place. I am looking for the most perfect, beautiful standard rose to plant over her, as she was so beautiful.

I miss her terribly, and I am so sad. This would have to be the most affected I have been about losing a pet, as I really considered her my tiny baby, and she was my little shadow.   Rest in peace my little Stella Bella xx