Sadly, our little Pip did not make it. He had a nasty parasite and though we thought that was all, he never started eating again and his tummy started swelling and today I noticed it was worse. I took him back into the vet for the fourth time and they did a quick sonogram and confirmed fluid was all the way up around his heart but most important, he was clearly suffering. I made the decision with the vet that euthanization was necessary right away.
We all our very sad and it was torture to tell my youngest but thanks for all your kind words and support. When you choose to have pets, you receive great joy but also must suffer when you loose them. We have had this twice in one year so we will lick our wounds today and carry on. I am sure another puppy will find its way home with us but probably after the holidays.