November 8, 2013
It's a very stressful day today. I
brought Ginger to the vet for her amputation surgery
this morning, but she's not scheduled to go in until
later today. So it will be a LONG day of worrying.
I called to see if Ginger is in
surgery yet. Not yet, but soon. Vet team is finishing up
lunch now and then they'll start prepping her.
Surgery still underway. So far so
Surgery still underway, but coming to
Surgery is over. Leaving to go pick
Ginger had a difficult time coming
out of anesthesia. I sat on the floor with her and our
vet sat beside us for about an hour, waiting for her to
stop vomiting and calm down. Once she was settled, we
loaded her into the car and Isabel sat in the back seat
with her, cupping Ginger's head in her hands while we
About five minutes from home, Ginger
started to become unsettled. I pulled over, got her
resituated, then hurried home.
Tony helped me get Ginger inside. She
was in the bottom half of a pet carrier with blankets
all around. I sat on the floor with her as seizures
ensued... and begged her not to leave us--not after
coming so far.
I gave her a sedative to help make
her more comfortable and then... when Tony left the room
for a moment, I whispered to her, "If you need to go,
you can... It's okay."
And then... we lost her...
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