Monday, November 24, 2014
You'll Always Be The Queen Bee ~ Suzie RIP
Eventho in the back of my mind I knew something wasn't right. Saturday Morning we took her into the vet and they did some X-rays. The scans showed that she had fluid throughout her body...her stomach, by her heart, near or even in her lungs. They discovered a Heart Murmur that had gone unnoticed until then. There were shadows in a few areas on the X-rays in the stomach that they didn't confirm as cancer but had a hunch they were. Similar shadows were near the liver. With further tests they could determine if her liver was failing, if it was liver disease, or cancer in or near her liver. Even more apparent were the masses that showed up her Suzie's heart. There were several. The vet was confident those were cancerous tumors. She told us that in could be days or a week but the end result was the same. It wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when' Suzie would collapse.
We adopted her a year after we adopted Sammy. At that time Sammy was over 10 years old and Suzie was around 2. Suzie's been a part of our family for about 12 years. She loved Sammy and Sammy loved her. We adopted Riley about 7 years ago. Sammy was very protective of me but tolerated Riley. Suzie was the buffer usually. I can't believe it's been about 6 years since we lost Sammy.
She's been gone since around 10am on Saturday. It's been hard for everyone. It's been quieter. The sofa and bed seem bigger. For the first time since we adopted her - I'm now the only "Bliss Girl" remaining in the family. The boys have taken over. I've told them not to gang up on me! It's been a rough year. We went from 7 Bliss Family Members down to 5 in less than a year. Dale and I are trying to give extra love to Riley, Paco, and Charlie. Paco's still having to go to vet appointments every couple of weeks for his ITP, including another one today at 2. Suzie is missed and always will be missed. She was an incredible WOMAN...and I do mean that with emphasis. She will always be the Queen Bee...no matter what. Rest in Peace my sweet Suzie. I'll continue to sing CCR's "Suzie Q" with wonderful memories of you, darling!