Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Goodbye Luchito

Luchito from Karen W. Silva on Vimeo.

Well, I am very sad to share the news that Luchito didn't make it.  He was doing so well and showing improvement every day!  It was so fun to have this little guy with us and to take care of him each day!  After bottle feeding him every 3 hours for 2 weeks, I am really feeling his absence!  I'm not really sure what happened to bring him back down again but it seems that he had some kind of a respiratory issue at the end and it did him in.  The day he died (April 2), in the morning, I had a bad feeling that he might not make it.  He was listless again and refused to eat.  Jorge and I had to go out for dinner that night with some friends and I remember saying to God that I didn't want to leave him because I was afraid he would die and I didn't want him to die alone.  That afternoon I just held him a lot and tried my best to help him.  He was suffering...it was hard to watch!  Then at 5:20 pm as I was holding him and searching the internet about his symptoms to try to figure out what to do I felt him pee on me and looked down and realized he was gone.  Jorge and I buried him in the back yard.  We miss him!

1 comment:

Brief Notes from the Barretts said...

I'm sorry to hear about your lose. As you write about him I see the compassion side of you flow forth. one of the reason I love you.