It was a shock!
Two days ago we noticed that Sweeny had a growth on his right-hand foreleg. Sweeny was 11.
Yesterday, we decided to take him to be seen at Lincoln Road Veterinary Clinic (LRVC).
LRVC is so busy these days that a scheduled appointment would be impossible. So Jean and I waited at the front desk; the staff were fantastic. We were told to bring Sweeny early this morning (Wednesday) and leave him there. Dr Russel Codd is well-known to us and he would try and find time during the day to diagnose Sweeny.
We were back home, minus Sweeny, by 8am. At 9:15am there was a call. It was Dr. Russ! Both Jeannie and I took the call.
Sweeny had advanced diabetes. His liver and kidneys were going and he was in pain. He had lost the will to live.
Very reluctantly Jeannie said that Sweeny should be allowed to die at the clinic. I agreed. Dr. Russ then said that that was the best decision and one that he would have taken if he had Sweeny as his own.
But it was a shock to hear of Sweeny’s issues. We had no idea and, as was said, just two days ago Sweeny appeared happy and content.
Now we are five!