11 December, 2007

Preppy Puppy Update

Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed and left comments concerning preppy puppy. I really appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and kinds words of encouragement. Unfortunately, we were told yesterday that the right ventricle of her heart is in failure, and the left side is shutting down as well. Due to the heart failure, it's causing a back up of fluid into her lungs, preventing her from being able to breathe effectively or even lay down. We consulted with 2 vets, a heart specialist at our vet, as well as the cardiologist at the Vet school and she is terminal with very minimal time left. As you can imagine, I am devastated beyond belief and haven't left the house for more than an hour since last Friday.

Yesterday the vet was able to drain 250 cc's of fluid from her lungs to give her some temporary relief, and put her on 3 different medications. She was stable enough to finally be able to lay down and get some rest (she hadn't been able to lay down and sleep for more than 2 days so she was also exhausted), and they have allowed us to bring her home. Mr. Monogram brought her home yesterday early evening and we all had a wonderful night with her. Today I've spent the day in the bed or laying on the floor with her, just trying to get every second I can with her. She is smiling and wagging her tail and eating again, but I know it's just temporary and that her lungs are already starting to fill back up. These last couple days I have with her are such a blessing, and just so surreal. I can't believe her time has come and I'm having to say goodbye to my precious little girl. I'm completely heartbroken, and nothing can prepare me for the next couple days.

Anyway, thank you again for all your kinds words. Thank you also, for your patience. I have so many great things to share with you, but I've simply been too depressed to do anything. I hope you all understand. I did see something really simple and great on Martha's Holiday show last night though that I plan on doing myself this year, so I'm going to hop on later to post that for you. Slowly I will start showing you all the fun things we've been doing around here; I think I could use the distraction.

Best,
MM

34 Comments:

Suz said...

I'm so sorry. Words can't express how your must feel. My thoughts are with you and the Monogram household.

SBCVandy said...

You and your family and puppy will be in my thoughts. I understand how you can just want to grab every moment and imprint it in your mind forever. I'm so sorry

sherri said...

My heart aches for you and your family. Having gone through this twice myself, I know how heavy your heart is right now. We are fortunate to have our precious puppies for the short time we do. THey are such a gift, aren't they? I am thinking about you and sharing your sadness.

TCP said...

I'm so, so sorry. Pets truly are family members, and it's so hard to see them in pain.

TCP said...

I'm so, so sorry. Pets truly are family members, and it's so hard to see them in pain.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, MM, so very sorry to hear this sad news. Especially hard at this time of year. I hope you'll treasure these few days left.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I'm SO sorry... Thoughts and prayers are with you, such a hard thing.

hqm said...

Thinking of you and the whole Monogram family!

Lady Law Dawg said...

I am so sorry. We went through the same thing about two and a half years ago. You are right - it is surreal. Enjoy the time you have and treasure the sweet memories.

KK said...

OH MM! I've been checking your blog non-stop worrying about you and preppy puppy. I just can't even imagine how you feel. You and your family are in my thoughts.

J said...

Oh goodness, I am so sorry. Enjoy her last days. Dogs are truly a blessing even though it is just devastating to let them go.

Lauren Jones said...

I am so sorry about your dog. I am praying for your family.

lisagh said...

I know there is nothing I can say to ease the weight on your heart right now, but I am truly very sorry. I am so touched by your words and it's amazing for her that you are giving her so much love - I know she can feel it!

Southern Sugar said...

my heart goes out to you. putting myself in yours and your family's shoes, i can imagine having to say goodbye to my little yorkie and watching her struggle. i am so very sorry.

Melissa said...

Oh, MM, I know there are no words any of us can say at this time. I hope you enjoy every precious second with your baby girl over the coming days. She is no doubt grateful to have you by her side taking care of her. My thoughts are with you and your family and Preppy Puppy.

Quinn Cummings said...

Such a brutal thing to go through. I am so sorry for you,for your husband, for the boys, for the sweet puppy. If it's any consolation, please remember this rotten time is so short, relative to all the happy, loving time she's had with you.
You've given her a wonderful life.

Curly said...

I'm thinking about you; I know how hard this must be. My thoughts are with your family in the last days of PP's life. Enjoy every minute with her!!!

heidi at frill seekers gifts & tales by the sea said...

very sorry to hear of preppy puppy's illness. your little pup is lucky to have someone so compassionate as you spending every possible moment trying to comfort. you will be in my prayers.
heidi at frillseekersgifts.com

Rachel said...

I am so sorry. You are certainly in my prayers.

ak said...

I am so very very sorry.

Libby said...

Oh what a difficult thing to go through any time, but particularly so during the holidays. It's clear that Preppy Puppy blessed your life, as you blessed hers. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Monograms.

susan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about PP - my thoughts are with you.

Broady said...

I'm so sorry about Preppy Puppy. About 4 years ago our dog developed the same symptoms almost overnight, but she didn't make it back from the vet. I'm so glad that you were able to bring her home. I know the next days will be so difficult, and I will be thinking of you and your family.

Debbie said...

I started to cry just reading about your precious pup. I'm so so sorry. I don't know what I would do if I lost my Charlie (our pup).

I tear up just thinking that someday he won't be here with us. He's going to get an extra treat tonight.

(sniff sniff)

Preppy Mama said...

I'm so sorry to hear about preppy puppy. Pets are family members and their loss is devastating. Know you are in my thoughts.

a. said...

You know I am thinking of you and all the M's.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

OH MM I am so so sorry. I am in tears after reading your story! There is no love as great as that of your puppy! My prayers are with you and your family. Enjoy every sweet moment!

Melinda said...

I'm so so sorry you (and she) are having to go through this. What a lucky girl she is to have you so focused on her. Animals are such generous creatures giving us ten thousand times more love than we are ever capable of giving back. Treasure your time with her.

Miss Lulu said...

My first child...a dachshund is 12 and I love her dearly....I can only imagine how heavy your heart is...I am thinking of you....take lots of pictures and give her lots of hugs and kisses!

Susan D. said...

I am so sorry. I know that Preppy Puppy has brought you years of happiness and she is lucky to have such a loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

KKB said...

So sorry. Wish I could help. Take care.

dmmlandcruiser said...

My heart aches for you right now. Animals have such a special place in our lives and in our hearts. Hug her every minute you can and know that she is loved.

Elizabeth H. said...

I am so sorry. We are thinking about you in Texas.

CocoBlu Studio said...

I am so very sorry. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!