They Walk Beside Us
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, Still missed, and very dear.
Miranda and her husband found this little guy walking in the middle of the road and took him home. Nothing to identify him. Their vet estimated that this little Chihuahua was about 15 years old. He weighed in at just under 8 lbs. Most of his teeth were gone. After a few months, Miranda asked if we could take over his medical care because problems were getting more significant.
Lomy went through an extensive medical evaluation when he arrived at Dog Lodge. He had a laundry list of medical issues including stenosis of the spine and significant kidney issues. A course of prophylactic antibodies was prescribed for underlying infection, and he was given IV fluids for dehydration.
We love our dogs at Dog Lodge, and we work very closely with the veterinarians at Animal & Bird Clinic in Sugar Land. However, our effort is not to keep a dog alive at all costs. We do everything humanly possible to provide our dogs quality of life. Lomy received daily IV fluids for several weeks and his kidneys responded well at first. But then he went into general decline. He had a great deal of difficulty standing and he couldn’t walk without falling. He withdrew and when he refused to eat, we knew it was time to say goodbye. We were heartbroken.
Lomy was not with us for very long, but we will never forget him. Many thanks to Miranda and her husband for rescuing this “Little Old Man” from the streets of Galveston and getting him to us. He was loved to the end and beyond…
Goodbye little guy…