Mango Relentlessly Huge
May 4th 2005 - September 26, 2012
A little over an hour ago, I helped Mango to make his final journey.
Monday night he enjoyed a very bouncy and fun filled playtime with Dexter.
1 AM Tuesday morning, he was rushed to the ER in distress, but seemed to rally and came back home.
Tuesday he was not himself, but did enjoy some time in the sun and guarding the estate.
Tuesday night, his distress returned and he was once again at the ER.
Examination revealed a perforation in his intestines, a belly full of contaminated fluid, and blood that was growing weary of fighting infection.
His distress was great and the prognosis of a good outcome from surgery to repair his intestines and clean out infection was grim. I stroked his velvety face and whispered my love as he quietly departed this life.
His body has been donated to the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. His spirit is strong in my heart.