Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One Week

Yesterday was one week since Bailee passed away. It seems like she has been gone for so long. We continue to miss her so much. I miss her climbing in bed, underneath the covers to warm up my feet while I sleep. I miss her curling up next to me on our chair while I surf the internet. I miss her begging to go outside to get some fresh air and check out her neighborhood doggie friends.

Jakob wants to find a new route to church so we don't have to pass the vet. Jaden doesn't want any beds unmade b/c the bumps underneath the covers remind him of Bailee. Jameson asks without thinking when we walk in from being gone, "Where's Bailee?"

We will be getting another puppy this Spring after we move, but nothing will replace our sweet Bailee girl.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bailee Jo

We lost our sweet, lovable family 4-legged family member yesterday. (Feb. 2nd) It was a sudden loss and one that has left us all sad and lonely!

Sunday evening came with Bailee running around the living room chasing a tennis ball that was being thrown. She was acting her normal self. During the night on Sunday night Matt and I both heard her moaning and groaning. We weren't sure what was wrong but when we woke up early Monday morning we noticed 2 large piles of vomit. Bailee was really lethargic. Not interested in eating, drinking or moving for that matter. She continued to not act herself for most of the morning. I called the vet and they told me to bring her right in. The doc took blood and checked her over. She said that nothing looked out of the ordinary with her physically, but they would call me with the results of the blood test. Later that afternoon, the results came in. Bailee's liver was not doing well. Dr. Beth wanted me to try as hard as I could to get her to eat and drink. She said if she continued on the same path to bring her back in. So Tuesday came and she still would not. She started spitting up stuff and continued to just lay lifeless. Tuesday evening she was laying on our chaise lounge chair and I noticed there was a large mass on her groin area. I felt around and it was not right. Matt took her back to Dr. Beth and the results would not be promising. Bailee had a strangulated hernia. The best thing to do for her at that point was to lay her to rest. So at around 6pm on Tuesday night February 2nd Bailee was put to sleep. It was a sad time for all of us and we are still trying to figure out how to be in our house without her. The place feels so cold and lonely! Jakob and Jaden are taking it really hard. Jameson is still too young to understand. He keeps asking where she is and where she is sleeping. Matt and I are struggling. She was almost 11 years old and we miss her so much. It still just doesn't feel real to us that she is actually gone.