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Sad news

Sheba passed away on Friday. She was 13 ½ years old. She had been generally healthy, but last week she started having problems walking, her belly was enlarged, and she had no energy. On Friday morning we took her to the emergency hospital, where they quickly diagnosed that she had a ruptured spleen. They were going to do surgery to remove the spleen, but X-rays and ultrasound showed that it had ruptured because of cancerous tumors — hemangiosarcoma — and that it had already spread to the liver and abdominal lining, so surgery was not going to save her. We spent some time with her, and were there when she was put to sleep. It’s been a tough weekend since we expect to see her in all her usual spots around the house, but we’re slowly adjusting. Kathie has also posted a longer blog entry about Sheba. I know a lot of people will miss her.

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  1. nick
    October 29, 2007

    Sorry to hear about your loss :(

  2. Daniel Appelquist
    October 31, 2007

    Sorry to hear that, Mike. All out best wishes.

  3. Bob Fischer
    November 2, 2007

    We’re so sorry to hear about Sheba, she will be missed by everyone.

  4. Vnend
    November 20, 2007

    Oh no. She was a charmer, and is missed.