Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Bad News

I just spoke with the surgeon. The first thing he said was, "I have some bad news." Over the night Mowgli lost all sensation in his back legs and lower back making him no longer a candidate for surgery. His chances are now at a 2%.

Thank you all so much for your support and donations. The donations I have received will go straight to Mowgli's current vet bills, IVs, doctor visits and hospital stays. I wish surgery was still an option. (If you wish to have your donation refunded, please send me an email and I would be more than happy to refund.)

Right now we are going through the difficult decision of letting him go. His quality of life will change completely. Right now, I'm trying to decide what is fair to my little Mowgli.

I am heart broken. Words can not express my pain right now.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm so so sorry. My heart just aches for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mowgli at this time.
    I wish you the best.
    xoxo

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  2. Get a second opinion! He can get wheels!

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  3. oh rach i'm sorry. please let me know if you need anything!

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  4. I'm so sorry, Rachael. My heart and thoughts are with you right now. My boyfriend's mom just had to make the decision to let go of her dog. You're right - you have to do what's best for them...stay strong.

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  5. Rachael, I cannot believe the words I'm reading. I'm so sorry you have to go through something like this. My heart is with you and mowgli. Please let me know if I can help at all. I love you.

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  6. it made me cry, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. I'm so so very sorry Rachel! My heart is breaking for you. You are in my prayers.

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  8. NOOO! This is so heartbreaking. I'm so sorry. You have a difficult decision and you do have to think of what is best for Mowgli and it's not always what you want. I'm so unbelievably sad.

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  9. I'm so sorry, my heart breaks for both of you. Try to stay strong.

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  10. Oh, I wish I could cry with you instead of here by myself. I am sure you will chose the right decision. Mowgli will always be in your heart. Loves and hugs. Sorry hun. Wish I could do more for you. keep your chin up.

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  11. oh honey, i'm so sorry! i wish there was something that could be done, this just breaks my heart over and over again for you. i couldn't even imagine losing one of my cats.
    Rather than focusing on him not being with you everyday, try to remember all the great times you had

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  12. Oh man:( I would get a second opinion! My heart breaks for you, sometimes rtrying to make the right decision is so hard! He is so young this can't be happening:( I hope a miracle happens!

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  13. Just know that whetever you decide to do Mowgli will always be a part of yourr life and that you will always remember the good times. It is hard and only you can make this choice. I know that you will make the right one no matter how hard it may be. Good Luck Still praying for you.

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  14. I am so sorry for everything that you and your sweet little dog are going through ;( . I know how hard this is for you and how much you love Mowgli.
    Maybe he could get the wheels. My Prayers are with you both!

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  15. Rachael, I am beyond grief right now. My heart hurts so badly for you. I'm not going to tell you to be strong, because, well, you don't need to!
    Throw yourself on the ground and punch the carpet. Yell and scream, this is your little Mowgli we're talking about.
    You go ahead and cry and hurt.
    We had to make the decision to put our 13 year pooch down three years ago. My big tough hubby missed 3 days of work and couldn't stop crying.
    I wish I could make Mowgli better, I feel so very sad for you.
    Whatever you decide will be right. You have a lot of people that care about you and we're all here to lend our support.
    Hugs and squeezes

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  16. oh that is so awful, i'm so sorry!

    is it at all possible for him to make it without the use of his back legs? my friends have a little dauchsund that has a harness and wheels. I don't know if that's possible at all
    but my thoughts are with you as you go thru this painful time

    (((((HUGS)))) to little Mowgli

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  17. So sorry, dear. We had to make this choice for our bunny a little over a month ago and his chances were just as slim, but he was not doing well at all. It was truly heartbreaking and I can't give you advice on what to do because deep down, you know. Just like I did.

    Take care.

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  18. Hi Rachael
    I'm crying for you and your sweet pup Mowgli. I know that nothing I say will make it any better but instead I'm sending prayers and hugs from Australia for you both. No matter what happens he will always be your baby.
    Take care xoxoxo

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  19. Oh no,
    I don't know what to say. I hope that Mowgli having a scooter of his own is a possibility for you both. I'm sending you all my good thoughts and wishes. Even though we can't fix what is happening please know that everyone that has come to know and love your wee Mowgli (even though I only know him through this blog) is crying with you. This is sad sad news.

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  20. I am so very sorry! I know these decisions are the worst, been there and know how awful this is! You will make the right choice!! My thoughts are with you!!!

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  21. I am so very sorry to hear about your poor puppy! I can't imagine what you are going through! I know with dogs that I have had to let go it broke my heart and always will. Reading your story about Mowgli made me cry. Do you still want donations? Can he get a doggy wheel chair? I am your newest follower http://ohtheplacesfallingup.blogspot.com/

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  22. I am so sorry dear. I have been a constant follower of your blog and one of my favorite things to see is Mowgli. Have you talked to them about a wheel chair? They do make them.

    I wish you the best. And hey, 2% is better than 0%.

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  23. oh honey!!! I am so sorry!!!! Mowgli is a trooper and I am sure he will pull through this!! I agree with the other cementers! What about wheels?!? He can totally roll around and be a happy little wheelin' pup!!
    Thank you for keeping us updated!!! My thought and prayers are with you and your little one!!
    PS I wrote a post about you on my blog this morning and I tweeted about this and you have a lot of wonderful friends that are helping and thinking good thoughts for you!!!
    Lots of love!!!!
    xoxoxo

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  24. I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and little Mowgli. I wish there was something I could do to help you. All I can say is to look up other peoples stories online and see what you get out of them. Whatever choice you make will be whats right for you and little Mowgli. Hugz and puppy kisses.

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  25. Oh my...I feel sucker punched. I am so very sorry. I follow a lady on Flickr who has a dog that is handicapped, she has to express the bladder by putting her over the toilet, and puts special made re-washable diapers on her in order to keep things clean, and has the wheels. But, that isn't always an option...it takes an ability to be home most of the day, extra money, and the dog has to be stable and extra complications will occur as time goes on. I pray for you, I give you any strength I have for the days ahead. Your love and info from the vets will guide you to make the best decision for you little one. Take Care, Janna Lynn

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