May 14th 2011 5:32 pm
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Mom got a message from Dr. Fulkerton from Texas A&M and he confirmed to her what he suspected at first. My neurological problems were caused by very severe hydrocephalus. It caused not absence of mobility, equilibrium and my inability to eat and drink without mommy's help.
It didn't make mommy feel any better but at least, she understood more what had been going on with me. When she read the necropsy results, she started to cry again. I hear her say how much she misses me everyday. She tells me how she loves me and I was her sweet baby girl. We will be together again, I am sure someday. Until then, I will be having fun at the Bridge playing with my siblings Silky, Sheree, Spud Muffin, Onyx, Precious, Pepper, Pepper Schnoodle, Suyin, Angel Baby, Crystal Ice, Promise and all our pals.
Angel Starbright Morkie
April 6th 2011 4:47 pm
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Starbright was examined at Texas A&M this afternoon, in neurology. Several tests were done to verify her reflexes, her mobility, her eyesight, etc. It has been a long day for Lila and me.
After an hour and a half of testing and evaluation, he came back and gave us the prognosis. There are several things causing Starbright's condition: Hydrocephalus, infection of the brain and possible scarring, severe neurological damage causing ataxia, abnormality with her eyes.
I was given a couple of options for Starbright, one of them being surgery and meds or only meds. Regardless, her chances of improvement are pretty much non-existant. Even if she would go through surgery, her disability is too severe and I found out from the neurologist that she was having severe pain in her neck. The nerve damage is extensive. With everything that was explained today, I could not stand to put her through more pain and she would not even be have a good quality of life at the end of all that suffering.
After talking with the neurologist, I made the decision to let her go to the best home she can ever have: At the Bridge with our Creator.
This afternoon, my little baby girl, Starbright, gently went to sleep forever in my arms. I made sure to tell her how much I love her and I have been so happy to have her in my life, even for a short time. She was and will always be an inspiration, my very own shining star in the sky. Needless to say, tonight I am completely heartbroken. She will always hold a special place in my heart along with Silky, Sheree, Ducky, Pepper and all the ones I have lost. I will always remember her doggie kisses in my neck and on my hands when I wrapped in a fuzzy blanket and snuggled her until she fell asleep, her little tail wagging when she would see me. Most importantly, I will remember her perseverance and determination.
I thank all of you who prayed, donated, supported, cheered for her and simply cared...from the bottom of my heart. It is appreciated more than words can express.