Woke up this morning to our beloved 7 month pupper Gustopher having trouble breathing...we took him to the Emergency Clinic to find out he has a severe case of pneumonia and they have chosen to keep him on oxygen and iv's overnight. I wish I could go into it more, but it was all told to me so fast and honestly there were so many emotions in the room I didnt really hear the words that were being spoken to me. All of my friends and family know Gus means more to me than life itself. Anything is appreciated, even if it's just thoughts and prayers. Thank you and I love you all and will keep you posted when we find out more.+ Read More
It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you all that we had to make the decision to let Gus go to doggy heaven. Upon arrival Gus looked miserable and uncomfortable, we met with the doctor who showed us Gus's X-rays from the beginning to the present and his entire right lung wasnt even visible from how engulfed in the pneumonia it was. We also were able to view his trachea(his airway to his lungs) and it was no bigger than the size of the pencil, which is partially why he was having such a hard time trying to recover. The doctor told us it was nothing we did that cause Gus to get sick and it was the way he was born that was making it so difficult to recover. Seeing the one thing I love in this world more than anything struggle to breath even on oxygen was unbearable to see. We both knew it was selfish to try to keep Gus going when his odds of survival were already so against him and with him suffering. The look in his eyes at the end absolutely crushed me, he was just so tired. When he was injected with the sedative before being euthanized I could feel the relief come over his body as we said goodbye. My heart is shattered into a million pieces. He was so young and such a good boy and loved by so many. It doesn't even feel real that I will never get to wake up with my little stinky butt sitting on my face or be able to go on a car ride and see the happiness as he sticks his head out the window in the breeze. We did everything we could for our little guy and he lived the best and most spoiled life a dog could have. I just want to thank everyone who took even a moment out of their day to send prayers and positive vibes towards him. Gus was loved by so many and I know he knew it. And thank you for everyone who donated to the vet bills, it was because of all of you we were able to not even think twice about doing whatever we could to save him. Thank you all again for the love and support, it means everything to me. Rest in Peace, Gus, you will forever be the love of my life.
Received a call from the doctor who informed us Gus's X-rays have worsened. Will be visiting Gus in an hour.
Just a quick update after our 7pm visit. Gus seemed under a lot of stress upon arrival. Micheal was able to get him to nipple on a few shreds of chicken and the nurses say that's the first time he even tried to eat which is great news. We've been told this is going to be a day by day process and not to expect anything yet, since he cant even walk around yet...We left a stuffed animal with him when we dropped him off and requested towels to help him prop his head up because he likes to sleep with his head up and after a bit of cuddling with him he nestled up in between his towels and toy and fell into a deep relaxed sleep. His breathing seemed to be less stressed after laying with him for that hour so I'm very optimistic that our visits are helping him understand we arent abandoning him and that he is still loved very much. Thank you for the endless love, support and donations we've been receiving. Micheal probably wants to kill me after how many times I've repeated how humbled and appreciative I am of everyone, but you've all given me so much hope. We will be going tomorrow morning to try and get him to snack, so please keep him in your thoughts that he improves overnight. Send all the love and positive frequencies his way. Much love fam.
Amazing news!! The positive frequencies , vibes and prayers, along with the vets and nurses and our higher being have all been working their magic on Gus. The vet just called me with positive news that Gus has started to move forward into stabalization. We were told he was able to go to the bathroom around noon today (he peed, A LOT lol ) and that he seemed to be a bit restless, so they put him under a little more sedation to make sure he was resting...they say before that they were unable to get him to eat....So that will be the next step, along with taking him off one of the breathing tubes he has in his nose, which I by no means want to rush, as he will struggle if one of them is taken off...But the doctor sounded very optimistic on the phone from the progress Gus has made and if he continues on this route we will be able to get him set up for his surgery. (We've been told that if we wait on it, there is always a risk of it him having this same reaction again and I would never want to chance waking up to my little guy struggling to breathe again in my lifetime. Thank you for the continued support, love and donations. Having such an amazing circle of support is so overwhelming and you've all humbled me in this experience, reminding me of the good in the world. We will be visiting him around 7 today, so PLEASE keep him in your thoughts and prayers, he has been such a strong boy, and I only want to keep the love flowing and for him to sense and feel the energy of it all around him. Love you guys.