August 3rd 2008 7:53 pm
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Shadow's health had deteriorated fast over the past month or so; he had only retained 30% of his renal functioning and had started showing both the symptoms of chronic renal failure and dementia. We had started administering fluids to help flush out the toxins in his body, but this did not seem to help. We returned to the vet yesterday and started him on NutriCal as a food substitute since he would no longer eat. A few hours after returning home, he had a grand mal seizure and paced for most of the day after that and into the night. Today, he suffered from two more seizures (one mild, one grand mal); that's when I said enough.
I've known Shadow since I was 7 years old. He's been my friend and a member of my family since he was a baby and I couldn't watch my Shadow in pain anymore. I find myself calling all my dogs "Shadow" now.
I love you, Lil Guy. Say hi to Pa-Pa for me, and go get those squirrels :).
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