Wednesday, August 3, 2011
It is with a very heavy heart that my family has decided that it is my brother Samick's time. He was diagnosed with a mass in his urinary bladder in April 2010. The vet told us it is in a very tight spot where everything comes together. Mom and dad and the vet decided with Samick's age and other factors that they would just keep him comfortable. Samick made it over a year with this but it really starting to decline. He is skin and bones. We have been trying everything to get him to eat his food. We have tried other types of dog food, mixing in yogurt, tuna, chicken broth, hamburger and rice, anything they can think of. Samick acts like he is starving and will eat when you put something new in but then after a few days he stops again. Mom and dad have been trying to decide when is the time...they don't want to see him suffer but don't want to let him go too soon either. When mom came home from work yesterday she was given a clear sign, when Samick urinated there was a decent amount of blood in his urine. Mom also saw a few blood clots from the accidents he had while mom was at work. We think it is time...now trying to just pick up the phone and schedule the appointment is the hardest thing. Please keep our family in your thoughts as we try to do the right thing for my brother Samick.