January 8th 2009 9:34 am
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Tomorrow is my sweet Casey's 10th Birthday....
This is my Tail of Devotion and Thanks for Casey on his special day….
Casey stole my heart from the first moment he arrived in our life! He was shy. He was goofy. And he was the cutest puppy in the world. All I had to do is look him in the eyes and I knew I was going to have a wonderful day!
Two weeks after Casey became one of the most important things in my life….he had his first seizure. My life was forever changed that day.
We took him to the Vet and after an extensive examination and tests…we were told that Casey had a blockage in his heart and he would probably not live more than 3 years. I was devastated.
He had one more seizure 2 weeks after the first…and then nothing for about 6 years. But the thought of the blockage in his heart weighed on my mind every minute of every day.
Every year when he would go for his Ultrasound…the blockage seemed to get a little bigger…and my heart would be a little sadder. And there has not been a day gone by…that I do not think of this. Every morning I wake up and I thank God for my precious boy and ask Him to keep Casey healthy and strong for many more years.
Then when Casey turned 6 years old the seizures started again…and got continually worse over the course of a year or so…until he was having sometimes 2 seizures a week. Everytime he had a seizure…my heart just broke. He was so helpless and he had this look on his face like…”Mom..please help me”…and there was nothing I could do but hold his head in my hands and pet him until it passed. He has been on Phenobarbitol now for 4 years and thank God…is no longer having seizures for the moment.
We went to the Vet for his bloodwork this past week before his birthday…and his blood is perfect and they said his heart “murmur” does not seem to have gotten any worse in 2 years….which is the best birthday present I could ever have received.
Every day we have with our precious Casey is a true blessing.
He is my “cuddle” dog….
He listens when I need to talk…
He makes me smile when I am sad….
He completes my life….
He is more than my dog…He is my Heart and Soul…My Angel on Earth.
Happy Birthday my sweet boy! We love you so much!
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