Monday, March 31, 2014

Goodbye, Sirius

Three weeks ago, Sirius suddenly became unable to walk using his rear legs. He turned in circles when he walked. I took him to the vet, who diagnosed a probably pituitary tumor, with middle ear infection being a distant possibility. He was prescribed two medicines: a painkiller/medicine that could possibly shrink the tumor (I can't remember the name), and an antibiotic. I later got him a second antibiotic to treat the possible ear infection more aggressively, since he wasn't showing much improvement. He stayed the same for about a week and a half, then got a little better for about a week, then went downhill in the last few days. He became unresponsive in the early morning of March 30, and died a few hours later.

We miss you, buddy.

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