With a heavy heart I write this post...
Our lovable pup, Avery Jane, crossed the rainbow bridge.
As some of you know, Avery had a condition called Megaesophagus (AKA Mega-E or ME), diagnosed May 13, 2017....which means basically her esophagus did not work, and she was highly susceptible to aspiration pneumonia.
Which meant she had to eat upright in a special chair. It also meant numerous vet visits, special diet food, daily pills, spoon-feeding 3-4 times a day, no treats or table food, trained dog-sitters, scooping up regurgitation, and throw-up 2-10 times a day 24/7, and eventually limited water intake.
This condition also led to her developing Myasthenia Gravis (MG), which caused the back leg to collapse. She had a neuromuscular disease that is rarely curable, and is progressive. We knew she would eventually succumb to the disease, but it was still heartbreaking none the less.
Avery was a sweet, lovable pup who was found on the side of the road 10 years ago who was heartworm+.
After a successful round of heartworm treatments she lived and loved for many years.
She had a rough start and a rough end, but I hope we provided as much good in the middle as possible.
Avery loved tennis balls and food about as much as I love Dr. Pepper, so I hope today she is chasing down all the tennis balls she can find on a full stomach without having to sit in her chair first.