I feel the need to express what I feel, and although I know that nobody is reading this now, I do have a dream that someday this site will become a meaningful resource for people who stumble upon it. Time will prove me right or wrong.How do you handle those moments in your life when you feel overwhelmed?
Alright, let’s step back for a moment. Life is getting me down today. Why?
Over these past 3 months my puppy has been having issues walking after doing exercise. It’s been a slow and gradual decline that I’ve had to watch up close. It began on May 19th, 2018 when my puppy laid down immediately after leaving the dog park. It may not seem like a big deal but it was the first time he was unable to walk all the way home. I knew something was wrong when it occurred for several days in a row. I told a friend that’s it was strange behavior and I knew something was wrong.
After many visits to the vet, a blood test, an early neutering (thinking it was prostatitis), 2 different sets of X-rays, CT scans of his hips and knees, taking fluid from his knees — and 3 months later, it turns out he has bad hips. I’ve cried a lot of tears lately thinking about all the possibilities without knowing all the facts. I would look at my puppy and cry, even though he looked perfectly content. I was thinking about what was coming. Would he ever be a normal dog living a normal life? or would I have to spend my days managing his pain? This is not what I had in mind when I adopted a dog. I didn’t expect things to turn out this way.
It’s been a hard day, and a challenging 3 months leading up to this.