This is one of my favorite dogs, Sandestin LaBroad. Jordan LaBroad is a good friend.
Sandestin was not feeling well, just not her usual happy, high energy self. We started supportive care, and Dr. Krapfl scheduled a cardiac ultrasound for her.
Jordan was trying to get home from Manhattan Kansas, and I was trying to keep her up to the minute on how Sandy was doing without falling apart.
Dr. Krapfl found the reason for Sandy's energy drop, and it was amazing she was doing as well as she was. It was not good news.
I sat down with Sandy and pet her for an hour. I felt so helpless.
I left town, and Jordan made it back to her baby. All of the LaBroad family was there to say goodbye with the vet team.
She was a great dog. There is no ideal way to go. I felt awful that Jordan had to rush home. I felt awful that I left town. I felt awful that Mr. LaBroad was so astute he noticed a mild energy drop and yet did not get to have good news.
In the end though, Sandy had a wonderful, long life with a wonderful family, and her tail was wagging till the very end. I doubt she would change a thing. We - as a vet team and a family - will always take on all of the sadness we can to protect our animal friends.
Would do again. We love you Sandy Girl.
Post from one year ago today...
July 15, 2016