Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Final Journey - Final Decision
We have had her in and out of the vet numerous times and many possible diagnosis were rendered and many treatments attempted. If any of our readers are not believers then you will probably call the real purpose of this story coincidence. I tend to believe that it is a God incidence and answer to prayer.
Deciding what was best for Gypsy has been a long complicated situation because of her liveliness following a bad day. I had prayed for weeks for a sign to do what was right for her. After a particularly bad day Monday we decided to take her to the vet one last time to see what her real problem was and if there was any treatment that could help her. If she had an abscessed tooth that was causing the periodic bleeding or something more serious. We expected with all her problems we may have to say goodbye but wanted to see if there was any possibility that we could enjoy another week, month or year with her and provide her a continued comfortable life.
Yesterday was one of her good days where she seemed very normal giving us doubts again. As we were walking around the outside waiting area with her while she slowly sniffed all the smells of other dogs I saw what I thought was blood on her nose. I checked her carefully and she was freely bleeding from the nose. She would lick it off and that is why on examination we couldn't ever find the source of bleeding. God had waited until exactly the right time to give us that sign or symptom. I told the vet what had just happened and he said that was a serious condition for a 15.5 year old pet and agreed that it was time to relieve her from her suffering. It was time to say goodbye!
So whether you believe in God incidents or not or how you want to attribute this situation is up to you but for me I know all those prayers were answered standing out in front of the vet's office. Months of prayers were finally answered and Gypsy is no longer suffering or in pain. God's timing could not have been more perfect. I am perfectly at peace now knowing that we were given that sign and that the right decision was made for Gypsy. Our vet was in complete agreement and Gypsy is now free of pain and having to cope with so many problems. We did what was right for her but it doesn't make her loss any less painful. Knowing is a tremendous help. God's answer to prayer is sure, and His timing is perfect. Amen