'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

02 May 2010

Trooper Update

I'd like to take a minute and thank all of you who have sent Trooper and me your love and concern. Words cannot express how much they have meant to me and how much I appreciate them and you. That we have somehow attracted such as you humbles me beyond my ability to describe.

We had an appointment with the vet today at 2:30. I trust him implicitly. He's been Trooper's vet since he was 7 weeks old. He loves Trooper nearly as much as I do.

Trooper had a heart attack. Doc thinks he was as close as I feared he was on Friday night. Neither of us is quite sure how or why Trooper held on but somehow he did. As of today Trooper is markedly better. We don't know how long that will last but at this point I'll take what I can get. We talked for a bit and he got us ready for what is inevitably coming. We agreed that when the time comes I'll let him go. We're all hoping that will be here, at home. Doc believes he may well have another heart attack and simply pass on. For my part, since I know he must go, I hope it is here.

Thank you again. Both for your support and for stopping by this very modest little blog. I consider each of you a friend. We're still in hospice mode so I'm going to take a little break from here. My heart just isn't in it and my boy needs me right now.
I'll see you soon.



nanc said...

I don't know what to say...but, Trooper needs you.

Me said...

Trooper is so lucky to have a friend like you to care for him right now. A suggestion: spend some time sitting with him talking about the great memories of other, happier times. He'll appreciate it even if he doesn't understand your words, and you will too.

Cond0010 said...

Keep us posted, Six.

Our silence does not signify our lack of presence.

Cute pic of Trooper, btw.

JihadGene said...

Dogs make the world go round-and-round. God bless you and Trooper!!!