To everyone who has known and loved Leia with us, I have some sad news to share.
Today at about 3 pm, Leia passed away. She has as many of you know been fighting illness since this summer. She has been undergoing treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (the canine equivalent of Crohn's Disease) for about 5 weeks and for the first 3 showed good response to treatment. The vet did warn us with the diagnosis that we couldn't fully rule out lymphoma, and as it turns out the lymphoma reared its ugly head.
She was not eating well again starting about a week and a half ago. She really started showing signs she was not at all feeling well on Wednesday and was admitted to the ICU at the animal hospital in Aurora yesterday.
Tests today supported suspicions that Lymphoma had really taken hold. We were told that even with treatment the prognosis was not good. Jen was able to bring her home today and get her resting comfortably. She died here at home, with Jen by her side.
Thank you to all of you who have helped us in dealing with her health challenges this year and for all of you who have loved her with us. We'll miss her so much....