Wednesday, April 9
My Devoted Freida
Freida had not been well for a couple of weeks. Over the weekend she began to fail and was obviously unwell. We took her to the vets yesterday where she was scanned. Her temperature was extremely high so she was given a strong anti-biotic and we brought her home. No appetite despite a dish of cat food which the dogs normally love. I took her in this morning for another scan and had to leave her so the vet could give her a good examination. The vet phoned me at lunch time to say the scan had shown a tumour and Freida's spleen would have to be removed. There was evidence it was on her kidneys too. There were options - 1. Operate and find the extent of the tumour. 2. Medication to ease the pain but leave the tumour to grow. Concerns - anaesthetic with Freida being old the vet was concerned about this as with a blood supply issues......Freida was asleep when the vet was talking to me, asleep and peaceful. "Let her go.... she is at peace."
Responsible pet ownership is hard - but when it comes to such moments the pet must come first.
In her time with us Freida was devoted and faithful and had a great role in bringing up Bing. We will see this in the years to come.