We made a bucket list for him. Everything that he ever wanted was his for the taking. All the cookies you can stomach? Yes. Rides in the car no matter where we go? Yes. Eating at the dinner table with us? You bet! He went shopping at PetSmart, PetCo, and LexiDog (a local pet boutique). Whatever he wanted, he got. We filled up baskets with toys and cookies that he had picked out. In fact, he ate a couple of treats right in the store isles (we paid for them). He got all the belly loving and butt scratching that he could handle. He had the time of his life.
After chemo on Tuesday, he was lethargic and didn’t want to eat. We were going to chalk it up to chemo but decided to call the vet anyway. They said that he shouldn’t be having a reaction to the chemo yet (it takes 3-5 days) and to watch him overnight. The next day, he was still not okay. We took him back into the emergency room on Wednesday.
They wanted to keep him overnight for observation and tests. They called us at about 12:30 am Thursday morning and said that they had drained more blood and fluid from his body and it was already filling back up. He was having a hard time breathing. They thought his time was very short. We rushed in to get him to bring him home. They actually left his IV catheter in and gave us a list of home euthanasia doctors in the area.
When we got home he was put on the couch and didn’t move much after that. This was not our B Boy. He was always up and around and into something. He never sat still for hours on end. His breathing became more shallow and there was nothing that we could do for him except tell him that we loved him. We covered him in kisses and hugs. We never took our hands off of him for the 6 hours that we had left. The doctor arrived at our home about 12:20pm on Thursday and he was gone by 12:30pm.
He went from happy and healthy on Feb 2nd to gone on the 10th.
Bippy, you were so loved and your time was far too short with us. We will never, ever, ever, ever, forget you. We did not deserve to know you. We didn’t deserve your love or affection or admiration. You were a tremendous People and you taught us so much about ourselves and about life.
You taught us to be more caring and compassionate people. You taught us that time is precious. You taught us to not sweat the small stuff and to cherish each and every moment. You taught us to not take anything for granted. We love you, Kiddo. We cry for you constantly and you and just know that you left behind a legacy. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
We love you, B Boy and we always will.
Mom and Dad