Luna’s final days in her favorite place.

A couple of Saturdays ago, we met our adult children and their spouses to begin a trip to the beach with our dog, Luna. That morning she seemed not to feel her best, so we brought her to Veterinary Specialty Care in Mount Pleasant, a BluePearl Pet Hospital, to be checked. Dr. Caroline Andrews very professionally examined her and did the necessary diagnostic studies to determine that Luna had an abdominal tumor, anemia and a dangerously low platelet count.

At 12 years old and with a poor long-term prognosis, we decided to proceed with our trip with Luna in tow. Luna really enjoyed a few days surrounded by our extended family in her favorite place. We did some short beach walks, sat out with her on the creek dock and loved on her all day.

By Wednesday evening, it became obvious that she was rapidly deteriorating. Our plan was to get her back home to Atlanta on Thursday morning to live out her last days. Sadly, on Thursday morning, it appeared that she may not survive the long trip, so we called the hospital back to arrange for euthanasia.

Grace and kindness.

Upon arrival, the whole staff went out of their way to accommodate us and allow Luna to spend her last moments in a quiet and peaceful room. Dr. Megan Cook helped get us through that very sad time with all the grace and kindness you could ever imagine.

We were so afraid of facing our pet crisis without Luna’s primary vet in Atlanta, but the doctors and staff at Veterinary Specialty Care in Mount Pleasant just did a fantastic job and we are forever grateful.