April-S Posted May 1, 2019 Report Share Posted May 1, 2019 Hello I lost my first dog on Easter Sunday, he was my world. A beautiful black Labrador named Quazar. He was almost 13 years old. It happend suddenly and to fast. I am lost without him. My house is quiet and I'm not sure where to go from here to start healing. If that's even possible. I'm having trouble not blamming my self. We ended up at an animal hospital as he collapsed and had laboured breathing. The first vet we saw thought he had aspiration pneumonia and gave him IV fluids, oxygen and many injections and sent us home with antibiotics. He did not get better which led us to our veterinary emergency 24h hospital. He was diagnosed right away with a ruptured heart tumor. A hemangiosarcoma that burster filling the pericardium sac arround the heart with fluid. Being advised that this was terminal and that treatment would probably be unsuccessful, we let him cross the rainbow bridge. Hardest decision I ever had to make. I am wondering if I made the right choice not to treat, by draining the fluid. I was told that we would only get by hours to days to weeks if lucky. Plus he would of needed invasive surgery and chemo.I did not want him to suffer again or be in distress. I have never been so lost or distraught, my heart is broken and a piece of my soul is gone. I don't know how to come to terms with the decisions I had to make. Not knowing if I made the right choice when their were treatment options. I try and not play the would of should of game. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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