|Posted by Joan S on July 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM|
Jared was one of those rarre sould that just brought joy to all where ever he went.
I got him from a filthy building in rehab, living in a filthy cage amid empty paint cans and rubbish, in the 90+degree heat of a Philly summer.
Deaf and blind in one eye, he had a growth on his head, which we got removed, and hoped that his time left to us on the earth would be one of happy content, for he was an oldster.
Jared, within a few months, began showing signs of adrenal disease.His age being against him, we opted for lupron injections. Early in 2011 he began to worsen in symptoms; his prostate was enlarged due to the adrenal disease. We began him on meds for that too until he became so congested there that we had him catheterized, so he could be assisted in urinating. His condition was such that he still bladder still could not be emptied so surgery was scheduled the following day. Whenm Dr opened him up, she was astounded at the horrid growths around his bladder,the likes of which were so gross in nature that she senthem off for pathologyon her own dollars.
Jared did not survive the surgery.
For the 6 some months Jared was with us, he was the most cheerful soul. He so charmed all he met, 2 and 4 legged. He never let on, even up until the day of his surgery that he was in such dire condition, even came out that day to poke around in his usual manner and greet his friends here at Scheerjoy.
I will always remember the look on his face, one of happiness to just be!
DIP my love 1/1/04 - 4/20/11