Sad News

Good bye to Lexi

In September, Lexi was pretty sick, and a couple of rounds of antibiotics and anti-emetics appeared to have resolved her issues. But some odd numbers in the blood work were never explained nor could they be related to the gastric symptoms she’d been exhibiting.

She started up with further digestive issues again last week, and by the time we got her to the veterinarian on Tuesday, it became clear that she was a much sicker puppy than just some tummy trouble. Her platelet counts were way off, red cells way down, and while she was eating and drinking just fine, she was losing weight she couldn’t afford. By yesterday afternoon it was clear that she was failing rapidly.

In consultation with our vet of 15 years, we decided it was time to say goodbye to Lexi, and went over in the late afternoon to have our last cuddle with our little dog, and hold her while the vet eased her across the finish line.

Our chipuggle mutt, Alexis Kay: Gotcha date (adopted) March 27, 2010. Passed October 26, 2021. About 12 years old.

Lexi the chipuggle mutt, October 2021.
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4 Responses to Sad News

  1. Paul says:

    Condolences re Lexi, whose appearances I’ve enjoyed over the years.

  2. Matt says:

    So sorry to hear about Lexi.

  3. Jon Barrett says:

    My condolences. We’ve been through that too many times, And keep coming back for more.

  4. John Dominik says:

    Been watching for pictures of her for years now. What a cute, wonderful friend. I’m so sorry. I know that pain. It’s the cost of the love they give us. She sure was a cutie.