Re: Calling all Staffie lovers!! (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) (Other dogs also welcom
As I started this thread a few years ago, I thought it only fitting to let you all know of our tragedy. On Tuesday, we had to let our dog Tyson got to sleep. I have attached the note I wrote to our breeders as I can't bare writing the story again. I think you all deserve to know.
Let me apologise firstly for not phoning you both, but I am afraid everytime
I try and talk to somebody I start to cry. Even writing this is difficult
enough and my tears are already forming.
We brought Tyson in last week Tuesday for what we thought was something
minor (he was a little down and restless). What came back was beyond our
worst nightmares. Initially, we brought him to our local vet here in Zurich,
who picked up that his liver readings were elevated, but they could not
diagnose and we were referred to the Ennetsee Klinik in Hünnenberg.
Upon arrival, a variety of blood tests and also X-rays were taken, where
fluid build up and suspected cirrhosis were visible. They confirmed that his
Liver was in a very bad state, but recommended we do a open chest biopsy so that they could view the liver. We did this and again our worst fears were
confirmed, namely that he had terminal liver cirrhosis. We did not give up
and went ahead with the treatment, on the chance that it may help and save
him, also hoping that the biopsy results may be less negative. We took him
home (Friday) with the treatment also as we needed to wait for the biopsy
results. That weekend after sleepless nights, we had to take him in again on
Sunday morning, as his abdomen was filling with fluid and he was
uncomfortable. Treatment continued in the klinik until Tuesday, when the vet
called and told us that his condition was worsening. We were emotional
wrecks, but we wanted to take him home hoping that we would at least have
one final night. He came with us, but one hour later at home he crashed, and
we had to take him back as it was now no longer fair to keep him going.
We were with him till the end.
Words cannot describe to you the pain that my wife and I are feeling right
now. Our hearts are broken and we are completely destroyed. We started our life together with him and he has been central to it since, even our future
plans are now completely destroyed.
I am not writing this to cause you pain, but rather as you deserve to know
Thank you for having him, as he was the most amazing, unique and
once-in-a-lifetime dog that was as part of our family as a brother or son
would be. He was our blood.
Maybe in time we can meet up.
Michael and Ioana"
Disturb the comfortable, comfort the disturbed
Last edited by roostermike; 10.04.2015 at 15:27.