i’m incredibly sad to report that we lost indi on sunday. at this time we don’t have any answers as to why and we may never really know for sure. she had an awesome day on saturday and we went to bed that night confident that the splenectomy had given us time with her. sunday morning she appeared fine but then seemingly out of nowhere her breathing got labored and we rushed her to the emergency vet. by the time we got there she was crashing and there was really no option but to let her go. we’re grateful she didn’t suffer and that we were there holding her as she passed.
it’s possible we’ll know more once we get the pathology report but it may remain a mystery which is a little hard to wrap our heads around. likely she either had a vessel rupture or the tumor had spread. i know in my heart she needed the splenectomy for any chance at living and had she died with us having not done it i know i would have always wondered if we couldn’t have saved her. i’m trying not to second guess the decision and i can only hope it didn’t lead to her demise.
it’s been a surreal few days and quite honestly a sizeable mindf*ck. i’m not in the right mindset to give indi the obituary she deserves but i will say that she was a quirky and wonderful delight of a dog and she is dearly missed and will be loved for always. this is one of my favorite pictures (or picture of a picture if you will) of dave and indi...
dave posted this on our instagram the other day and i don’t think i can say it better:
“grab the moments as they pass and expect the unexpected. after enjoying a perfect day outside yesterday and chowing her dinner like a champ, indi crashed this morning and has left us. with our jaws open and our eyes wet we’re trying to be grateful that we did all we could and that she really never had a bad day. we fully expected after her surgery we’d have another three years but instead we got three days. sometimes they have other plans. hug your dogs and love your neighbor. peace friends.”