January 2, 2012

Missing Augie

I read Gideon's Corpse by Preston & Child (book two in a series where I read and enjoyed book one). I finished the book on 12/24/11 and considered writing the review that morning, but then it was time to get festivities (and a lot of baking) underway. I decided to wait until after Christmas to write my review.

Then I lost my beloved dog Augie.

Augie was just 11 years old. He was diagnosed with IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia) in November. IMHA is a disease that causes a dog's immune system to attack its own red blood cells. Augie was on medication that seemed to be helping. He was acting a little better, up to his usual goofy antics, then December 26th he stopped getting up and wasn't lifting his head. We took him to the vet and his blood work showed that his red blood cell count had dropped. They sent us home with the plan to change his medications the next day. In the early morning hours of December 27th, Augie passed away at home.

He was such a good dog and we all miss him more than I can say.

I'm still reading and will catch up on my reviews when I'm up to it.


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