Two nights ago Ginger had a severe episode with what was at first
thought to be vestibular disease. This is similar to a really bad case
of vertigo, and the dog can not tell which was is up. When the children
and I went to visit her at the doggie hospital yesterday it was
discovered that she had a large abscess near her bladder, believed to be completely
unrelated to the earlier episode. She was scheduled to have surgery
this morning to remove the abscess.
When the doctor called to give me an update on scheduling this morning,
she informed me that Ginger’s symptoms had changed over-night, and her illness was neuropathic, not idiopathic
as at first assumed. It was assumed that the cause was a tumor of some
sort on the brain. She was getting progressively worse, and would not
recover. Tomas and I chose to put her to sleep rather than have her
live out her last days in the hospital.
She went peacefully in our arms, and we’ll
miss our ornery dog very much.