It is with a very heavy heart that we have to advise we lost our beautiful brave boy this morning.
Louis passed away in his sleep at Rutland House, he didn't make it long enough to use the new drug, he simply had enough. The staff at Rutland believe it was probably a blood clot that reached his brain, but we will never really know, but whatever it was that caused it, we take some comfort in the fact he died in his sleep.
We went over to see him yesterday evening and he looked comfortable but he was quite unresponsive. It was clear he had really had enough, but we hoped against all hope that he could hang on until the drug arrived from Holland, sadly that wasn't to be.
We will never forget the impact he had on our lives, with his constant mithering for attention, his demands for runs and new frisbees when he chewed through them, and his love of duck sausages. Our home feels very empty and quiet although Olga is trying her best to make some noise, but it's just not the same.
'His' field still has signs of him tearing round it, and bits of chewed up frisbee are everywhere. We can see his claw marks in the ground where he chased his furries, and although these are causing us pain at the moment I hope in time they will bring us comfort. People thought we were crazy to spend the money we did in trying to fight this illness, but we didn't care, unless you have invited a dog into your family you will never know how this feels.
AIHA is a horrendous disease, it literally strips the life out of our pets, we thought Louis was bullet proof and often said it, maybe we tempted fate - who knows.
This is the last post on Louis blog, I just wish it was from him and not me.
Thank you to everyone who has followed his life through this blog all 3000+ of you, I hope he entertained you and made you smile like he made us smile. We also want to thank everyone for your support and kind words during this difficult journey.
Lots of Love
Louis Mum and Dad...