yesterday we noticed that mia was acting kind of funny, not really being herself. we knew she had a vet appointment the next day and figured we would get her in as soon as possible. then this morning she started throwing up. i got her into the vet at 8:30am. we did an x-ray and tried to figure out what was going on. the vet told me that if she kept throwing up to bring her back in. as soon as i got her home she wouldn't stop throwing up.
we sat on the couch, waiting for the vet to call me back. i had her on my chest, gently petting her back, telling her i loved her. that i understood. that she would be ok.
i called the vet and told her what was going on. she told me to bring mia back in and that we were going to hospitalize her for the day. after i dropped her off, the vet called me back to tell me that she was only getting worse. we decided to do the surgery to see if there was something in her belly that we couldn't see in the x-ray. the vet called me back. mia wasn't going to make it. after trying to compose myself, i told the vet it was ok to let her go.
mia went onto a new adventure this afternoon. she will be forever missed and loved. she brought so much joy and laughter into our lives. her sweet kisses and cuddles will be imprinted on our memories. she was our baby and her life with us was cut too short. i wish there was something i could have done for her. i wish i could have been there in her last moments.
she was only three months old.
i know that we did everything we could for her. i know the vet did the very best she could to help save my little mia. i could feel her sympathy through the phone as she told me that mia wasn't going to make it.
this was sudden, unexpected and heart breaking. we absolutely love our little mia and knowing she won't be there when we get home today, it is almost like a dream. the tears cannot stop, my throat is burning and my entire body feels numb. this is the first real death i've ever been around. yes, she is a dog, but she was my dog. she was my baby. she loved her momma. she would follow me around the house, cuddle up under my neck and give me tons of kisses.
i still can't believe she is gone.
november 29, 2011 - march 5, 2012
we know that you are safe and sound now. we know that you are not in pain anymore and that you are going to be ok. we know that even though your time was short here, you had a good life. you were loved by everyone that saw you. you were always so happy and full of life. we couldn't have asked for a better pup. you will be missed immensely.
we will always love you.
mama and dad.