Right now I’m not caring much about this blog. My baby boy has passed away. He was my firstborn, my child, my dog that wasn’t really a dog – more like a person, part of my family, my confidant, my uplifter.
Quinn died suddenly from lung lobe torsion and chylothorax. I don’t really want to go into it, but he showed no symptoms of anything whatsoever until about 36 hours before he passed. He passed away 2 days after his 5th birthday, on November 20th. He was scheduled for surgery to hopefully fix the problem, but his body couldn’t handle the pain, and he passed before he was even prepped for surgery.
Quinn taught me more about forgiveness, love, compassion, trust, patience, and kindness than any bible study or any person ever did. He was definitely a provision for me sent from the Lord. Quinn was the BEST dog – the most caring, sweetest, most obedient, most loving, most trustworthy, and funniest dog ever. He was a great big brother, and he helped me tremendously through my bad days dealing with Lyme.
I don’t mourn for his life; he came with us on many trips, camping, and backpacking, got to play frisbee every week, had great friends (of both human and dog variety), ate amazing food, sniffed every ounce of the trails in Austin, and was loved on by so many. But I do mourn for how he died and for how short of a time he was with us. I mourn for us – that we won’t get to play with him and love on him anymore. And I mourn for Mozart. Mozart is already missing his big brother and best playmate.
Please pray for Mark, Mozart, and me. This is so hard on all of us. And we just don’t think it’s fair that he’s gone. We are completely and utterly heartbroken.
Not many people know, but I can’t have children of my own. My health issues prevent that, as well as prevent me from adopting. So I did all I could to love Quinn as much as I could. But I can’t help but feel guilty for everything that happened to him, and guilty because of all of my sick days caused by Lyme.
Your mom, dad, and brother love you so much, Quinn. We’ll love you forever. So many people and dogs miss you. I’m so sorry for what you went through. I wish I could have saved you, and I wish I could’ve given you more.