Every day is an Adventure #3

11:32am

We had another bit of drama this morning.  Our sweet foster Darby was acting really strange when I woke up, he wasn’t moving as well as he normally does, and just had an odd look in his eye.

After I had my coffee, I went to feed the dogs and instantly noticed that Darbs was having trouble moving around.  It looked like he had aged 10 yrs in a night and every bone in his body was riddled with arthritis.

Waiting for his ride to the vet :(
Waiting for his ride to the vet 🙁

My initial thought was that he had over exerted himself playing with Lynus, so I decided to feed him to see if he would eat.  He wouldn’t, I knew right then that something was very wrong.

I made a few calls and he is currently at the vet’s for observation.  We thought he might have a blockage due to something he ate that he wasn’t suppose to, but the X-rays have all been negative so far.

The worst part of this for me is thinking that we abandoned him –like his last owners–.  I just finished a post about giving dogs human emotions in our minds, but it’s hard not to think about what he must be thinking.

I will keep everyone updated on his condition as I know more.

6:17pm

We just recieved word that Darby had complications with his surgery.  At this point I’m being told that he has to make it through tonight and then he has a 50/50 shot of being ok.  I’m beside myself with grief.  I feel like a failed my boy when he trusted me.  I told him nothing bad would ever happen to him again, that turns out not to be true.  My heart is broken and I wish I could hold him, tell him to fight, and that life will get better.  We did a lot today but I can’t bring myself to write or think of anything else but Darby.