Rudy's mom here guest writing.
This has been one whale of a ride! yesterday Rudy was going to have his teeth cleaned. 7:40 the vet called to tell me the news about his renal failure. The stages of grief started immediately.
- Shock/Disbelief and Denial; Not my beautiful red boy, not my 2 year old, he has to have bad teeth.
- Anger; why me. why have I had the fortune to have 2 red boys with renal failure; and a total break down into sobs
- Bargaining and Guilt; You knew something was wrong,, you should have been more forceful
- Depression; totally numb.
Finally my logical brain kicked in and made me realize that Rudy's health is what it is all about, his comfort, his pain level. there is nothing that can be done for him due to the unusual condition. The best is to give him one last weekend, donate his body so that they can learn more about his condition, and give Maggie and Buster all the love they need while they grieve. I have now reached:
- Acceptance and Hope