Last night at 11:30 pm I heard a whimper and a thrashing sound, woke up, went to the living room, and found Fleur lying on the living room floor with her head twisted around, her eyes open, her legs unable to work, and generally looking very sick!
I called a friend to help me lift her to the car, and he was not answering his phone, so I called a ranger, woke him up, and he helped me lift her as far as the gravel outside.
|Waiting for ranger, lying on my homemade quilt|
I was unable to go further due to my own spinal problems, so we ended up calling a second ranger, and he then helped us get her into the back of the car!
|Fleur on gravel, waiting for the second ranger|
I drove her 35 miles to the vet's hospital, where he did a complete neurological examination, and he said that we could do a neck X-ray to look for fractures.
Fleur on the X-ray table
She had no fractures, but was paralyzed, so we gave a large dose of cortisone, and pain medicine!
The vet put her into a soft bed with blankets and etc to keep her warm and as comfy as possible, He stayed through the night with her and about 6:45 am she passed away. He said that it was a type of stroke that caused the whole thing. So this morning I will go to the vet to pay the bill and thank the vet again for her care! I asked him to cremate her remains, so that he will care for her one last time!
Goodbye, loving and lovely Fleur!