discovering the bacteria strain that was making Young Matthew
ill, the medicine didn't have time to turn it
I brought Young
Jeffrey up to see him one last time early this
morning, so they would have a chance to see each
other one last time.
He has been on pain meds the entire time, but I had
him HEAVILY sedated last night and even more heavily
sedated this morning. I held him for hours on my
lap, sleeping in the crook of my arm, and then as
soon as the vet offices opened we began the drive to
Isabel has a basketball
game, so we weren't sure we'd make it back on time,
so Kat came over to drive Young Matthew and me
though he was sedated and sleeping
in my arms, I could
feel him fading as we drove. And then he had a
seizure and he nearly crossed over--faintly hanging
We only made three
minutes up the road when we ran into the Lebanon
vet's office and asked them for help. They were so
kind to us, and the vet rushed in and did a quick
euthanize to help ease him the rest of the way over.
His ashes will
return in a week or two.
Young Matthew is one
of the two founding brothers. He and Young Jeffrey
showed us the light and led us to opening our
sanctuary, so it was an extremely difficult loss
(aren't they all...).
My day and evening
feel so very empty without the involved care in
keeping him alive for so long. If only we had a few
more days, I know we could have turned him around.
The medicine just didn't have enough time to work.
Thank you to
everyone who is sending donations through. I think
we're about half way there and it's been really
helpful to not have to worry about funds right now
in the middle of all of our sorrow.
Moon-Moon is doing
very well, and I fully intend to keep it that way...