Feb 22, 2011

Our family's boxer has been a huge source of stress and anxiety this past week.
Here's a picture of the cutie:
Our sweet boxer, Demon, has been having some health troubles lately. She has a nasty cough that's hard to stop once she get's going and at one point was hacking up some pretty gnarly, bloody lumps. On top of that she was randomly having mini-seizures (or strokes, we're not sure). Basically, she'll be walking around like usual when suddenly her entire body goes stiff and she literally falls over onto her side, sometimes relieving herself in the process.
Obviously, we were extremely concerned about the matter and my sister took her in to the vet early last week. She was given some allergy medicine to relieve her cough, but nothing for her paralyzing episodes.
Unfortunately, the poor girl's just old, and aside from costly and painful surgeries that aren't likely to help, there's not much we can do aside from make her comfortable.
Two days ago I was genuinely worried that she might not even last the weekend, but her coughing fits are getting shorter and fewer and her seizures are also starting to lessen. She's had some worrisome health issues throughout the past two years but has always managed to keep pushing on. Already her demeanor and playful spirit have sprung back in full force and I'm hopeful she'll continue to improve.
We've been so lucky to have this amazing dog in our lives and hearts while I'm sad that time is almost over, I'll cherish my memories of her forever.
♥ Love you, Demon ♥

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