Well, I wasn't expecting another loss so soon, but we had to let Willy go Saturday. He had been doing fine except about a week ago, he developed a swelling on his face overnight. Vet could only get blood out of it, so it wasn't an abscess. Hoping it was a hematoma, she put him on antibiotics for the just in case and said to keep an eye on it. Finished the antibiotics, and nothing much changed. He seemed to feel fine, though, until Saturday. Saturday, his rear leg on the same side of his body as the face lump was swollen. He couldn't bear weight on it, and was having a hard time even standing. He wanted breakfast, though, so I fed him and was going to keep an eye on him. But, when I got him in a different light, I could tell the leg was much more swollen than I originally thought, and his gums were pretty pale. We started to the vet with intentions of getting a full check and treating if we could, but on the way there, his eyes pretty much told us he was ready. When we got to the clinic, I carried him in, and the vet did a quick exam. She couldn't even find a pulse in the leg that was swollen. All of his feet were cold and his color was even worse.
The veterinary oncologist gave him about 6 months back in August when he had his surgery, and he pretty much made it 7 months. I didn't realize how sick he looked until I saw old pictures of him. He was an awesome little dog, and we will certainly miss him. God speed, Willy!
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