Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Rusty is Not Well

Felling sad today. My Rusty just may have heart worms. I'm feeling pretty guilty about not having him on heart worm meds all these years. I guess I just figured he'd be ok. We did spend money on the flea meds because...well...WE didn't want to get bit up!

Rusty has been coughing for a little while now. When he gets excited from running around he coughs, but I really didn't think much of it. It wasn't until Dan mentioned that it could be heart worms that I looked it up and sure enough "coughing" was the big symptom.

This morning Rust and I were out and he got excited and started chasing a squirrel. A second later,he was wobbling all over the place and fell to he ground. He didn't completely faint, but it wasn't pretty.

Vet?? Nope. $$$$$...and from all research I've done, it's too far gone.

We've started our hugs , kisses and goodbyes. I thought he was gone this morning; it was so awful. I don't know if we'll have to put him down or if he's just going to go in his sleep. We'll have to wait and see. Of course, I'm still assuming it's heart worms based on my reading.

We just can't spend the kind of dollars it's going to take to find out what the problem is. I think I'm going to be done with dogs for a while after this. This will be the third dog I've had to let go....yuck.


  1. I'm so sorry, Mary! However, you hit the nail on the head as to why we don't have pets. We can hardly afford our kids! :) Hoping you feel better soon.


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