I was awakened at dawn with the sound of Luchie talking to Sweepy. I immediately knew something was wrong. I hurriedly dressed up and went out of the house and saw Luchie and Sweepy huddled beside the dead Babur. My world stopped.
I knew it was forthcoming. This week, Babur's nose bled and we immediately called the vet. Since we can not contact his vet Dr. Miriam, my sister Loyd asked in the neighborhood and found a new vet, Dr. Au, who we called and who went to our house promptly. Dr. Au took Babur's blood for testing, gave Babur antibiotics and drugs to control the bleeding. I must tell you that since we work with a community of dogs and cats worldwide, I also called some of them to ask for advise. Later, we got in touch with Dra. Miriam who also gave the same advise as Dr. Au's.
Babur had possible ehrlichiosis, a parasite that he probably got from ticks or fleas. It is something similar to dengue in people which lowers the platelet count. I was often in dread every time I hear alerts on my mobile phone thinking the worst has happened and each time I come home to find Babur waiting for me, his weak body waiting for my touch and love. Luchie has been his efficient caregiver since I get rattled and I cry whenever he gets his medications.
Babur was probably infected a long time. He hardly gain weight although he eats a lot and is quite active. I prayed for his healing and prayed for pain-free passing. I somehow knew he would not survive....
Our most recent photo together . . . would always bring a smile and now tears to my eyes.
Goodbye Babur. . .
I bade you good nights and pain-free days. . .
August 6, 2012 - December 22, 2013