|Toby Moses "Little Man" Slimmer|
Mama Mindy here. Lots has happened since we were last on. Toby Moses has been on a steady decline since his Old Dog Vestibular Disease diagnosis back in February after his eardrum burst. I rather not focus on his decline and just give you the details we know of his final minutes with us on earth.
My mom and I went on morning errands--PetsMart, Michaels, and a home décor store. Not the usual errands, but a "let's have a little fun" errands. We got home around 12:30pm with KFC. Our babies were all there to greet us home, including Toby. Within 5 minutes of getting home, I was in the process of returning a missed call when my dad raised his voice to tell me that Toby collapsed to his side. Toby was struggling to breathe and I noticed him trying to get back up. Just when he tried to get back up, he collapsed again and this time I saw his eyes tracking. He was having a seizure.
Mom grabbed little man off of the kitchen floor and ran with him to the pugmobile, Ruby Red. I called the vet clinic to tell them we were on our way, and they told me that there were no doctors around and it would be 20 minutes or more before one would be back from lunch. I screamed at the phone that we didn't have 20 minutes, we were on our way and if we could get him any assistance in breathing we would take it.
As we tried to get off our street onto the main road, Toby took his final breath in the arms of his loving mama, my mom, Mama CJ. It was a heart chilling moment. For the next hour and a half mom cradled Toby in her arms, we cried, and we prayed. The vet is going to perform an autopsy on Toby's body per our request. Toby will have a private cremation. We will let you know what we find out at autopsy. We think that his heart gave out. We are not 100% sure and it is for closure that we are asking for an autopsy to be performed.
I will try to share better news in a few days, but we need to grieve.
Rest in peace our Sweet, Cutie Patootie, Pug of the Prairie, Stinker Bean, Little Mans, Tobers, Toby Moses.
|Bubba and Sissy--Gracie Lynn (forefront) and Toby Moses are together again in heaven!|