Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bad News

We got bad news from the vet. Jazz is in kidney failure. She's not going to get better. Depending on where she is in the disease, we might be able to prolong her time with us. The vet wasn't able to tell us how much time we have left, they just don't know.

Shawn called me in tears. I can count on my two hand the number of times he's cried in the 13 years I've known him. You know this is bad if he's that bad.

I don't know what to do. Everyone wants their pet to go quietly in their sleep when it's their turn. That doesn't happen with kidney disease. It's going to be painful for Jazz.

We have decisions to make, hard decisions. Decisions I never thought we would have to make.

25 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

My heart is aching for you right now. I am very emotional over this...I think because of what we went through with Cheetah. I honestly just want to be with you right now and help you through this. I know...how I know...how hard this is for you. I hate it for you. Please, please call me if you want to talk. I'm here for you...always.

D said...

Oh I am so sorry...decisions like this with a pet (or should we say family member) are horrible. Hang in there.

Kayce said...

I am so sorry. Please let me know if you need a shoulder to cry on...I know all to well where you are right now. I can tell you that Jazz will let you know, she will. Many hugs and lots of prayers.

Cari said...

It's a horrible decision, but remember that Jazz isn't thinking about this (I know this sounds simplistic, but it's something someone told me when I was making this decision and it really helped me).
Animals don't ponder their own death. They don't know about this...we do. It's so horrible for us to make these decisions for these little furry ones we love so much. But, as their 'parents', we sometimes have to make that hardest decision, so that our babies don't suffer.

I'm so sorry for you and Shawn....you are both in my thoughts tonight.

Cari

Rhonda said...

We're here for you both, day or night. Call us.

Juliette said...

I am sorry you have to go through this. Too many times in our lives we have to decide to let go or not. I hate this. It is so tough.
Thinking about you and Shawn.

redmaryjanes said...

I am so sorry to hear this Dolores. I will be thinking about you.

Mark & Michelle said...

Dolores - I am so sorry that you and Shawn and Jazz have to go through all of this.

I will be thinking about you.

Michele said...

I'm so sorry that the news wasn't good. We went through this exact thing ourselves just 3 years ago. The memories came flooding back. It is hard and I hated watching her not her happy playful self but in the end, it was very peaceful and I think she told me that she was ready to go.

You will be in my thoughts as you struggle through this difficult time. Hugs.

3D said...

Damn...I am so sorry that this is happening. We are thinking of you. Hugs xoxox

Keep smilin!

amy said...

We lost our Lucy this weekend and Michael called me in tears.

Im praying you have lots of precious time with your sweetie

Catherine said...

I am so sorry. Praying for you as you make such difficult decisions.

((hugs))

Lisa said...

Oh Dolores and Shawn I'm soo sorry. I don't even know what to say other than you're all in my thoughts as you go through this. How I HATE that you're going through this.

(((hugs)))
Lisa

Mike & Tara said...

I am sorry about Jazz :( Pets are family too and are always there for us. Our oldest lab is almost 13 and he isn't doing so well. We hope he makes it through the summer :(

Janet said...

Oh, honey, praying for you and for your awful decision. Know that we are all here to support you, whatever you decide.

Alyson & Ford said...

Nothing we can say can take the pain away for you all. We feel so bad. Whatever you decide to do, we know you are doing it out of love for Jazz. That will make it the right decision.
peace
fm

MotherMotherOcean said...

This makes my heart ache. I am so sorry S and D. May she cross over the rainbow bridge in peace.

Beverly said...

I am so sorry, {{hugs}} to you.

Laura said...

Hugs to both of you.

Wendy said...

I am soo sorry for this... This is never an easy thing to have to go throught... Take Care of Each other

Wendy
Calgary, Alberta

Stacy said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you.

Made in China said...

Oh no! My heart goes out to you. I have been in your shoes and it's not a fun place. It's the hardest decision but you have to think of Jazz's best interest.
Thinking of you...
Julie

Tracey & Mike said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jazz. I'm sorry you and Shawn have to face these difficult decisions. It's so hard to watch them suffer, but so hard to let them go.
I'll be thinking about you.
Sending big hugs ...

Kristine and Shawn said...

Our thoughts are with you guys right now - we've been there and its heartbreaking... can't say much more other than we hope that you will do what is best for all of you... HUGE HUGS as always...

secret agent said...

concerned.
haven't heard from you.
hope you are ok.
I've been there, it's awful and I'm sorry.