After we came home from Gramma's passing. We had one good week with Scampy before he suddenly showed some signs of not feeling well. We took him back and forth to the Vet, had blood work and x-rays, medicine etc... and still no answers to what was wrong with him. The vet said they just couldn't figure it out. The whole two weeks he was shaking unless consoled by us. We were so confused as to what was going on with him...every day he got worse. He started limping and crying. He wouldn't jump up to hug us anymore..he started to alienate himself to my son's room during the day. He looked so confused and sad.
The last few days he got worse in his legs..until Saturday when my husband was on his scheduled family visits ( He is the Elder in our Church ) He came home around 3:00. and our faithful Scamps went to greet him at the door after he heard him coming in. Scampy didn't even make it down the hall...he collapsed in writhing fear and pain. He screamed for 10 minutes as we consoled him in the hallway. My husband and I picked him up and carried him to the car and rushed him to the vet. He could no longer walk. We were crushed and still questioning what was wrong. After the Doc. looked him over she said it appeared he had a neuological spinal disorder kinda like spinal menagitis that was very progressive and would only worsen and cause him much discomfort and even cardiac arrest.
My son ( Scampy's loving Boy ) cried so hard, my daughter cried. we all cried. Knowing this was not fair to him to suffer and had to make the descion to put him down. It was the hardest thing I have ever done with my children... My son was brave and said that he understood.. Scampy looked up at him and licked him while my boy cried in heartache. Scampy chose my son almost five years ago in a litter of pups.. They have been inseprapable ever since. The descion was utterly a painful one... We all stood over our loyal friend and prayed over him , and said goodbye. The nurse carried him away then he was gone. I didn't want to leave... But I knew there was nothing I could do. He was in the Lord's hands now.
My son has been with a friend ( Jonathan ) the last couple of days now.. so that he won't have to think about Scampy not being here. He is trying to have fun with his friend.. but I know when he comes home tomorrow the house will be empty.. .He told me that no other dog could ever replace him.. he doesn't want another right now. Maybe someday he will.. but for now.. this is for the best. He said he would really miss his buddy sleeping with him every night. I didn't realize how much Scampy really meant to us until he left us. I have had so many animals in my life.. but I have to honest this one hit me the most.. maybe it's because I have shared this with my kid's. It will take some time I guess. My heart is just aching and I can't help it.