January 31, 2011
It is with immense sadness that I have to post this
Erol was peacefully laid to rest today
and buried near his favorite spot
in Jean's yard.
Erol survived what we can only imagine
was a hellish life of neglect, abuse
but it was the advanced stage of
heartworm disease that took his life.
He lost his appetite a few days ago
and his breathing became labored.
Jean took him to the vet and they discovered
fluid around his heart.
Today he saw the cardiologist
who told us that the right side of his heart
was not pumping at all.
The heartworm disease had done
too much damage and there was
nothing we could do to help him.
Jean and her family gave Erol
the very best days of his life.
We can take solace in knowing that he
had love and kindness over the last month
he has been with Jean.
My heart goes out to Jean and her family
as I know they became very attached to Erol.
Thank you so much for all
of the love and care you gave him.
A huge thank you to all of you that
have been following Erol's journey.
Thank you for all of the support and prayers,
thank you for all of the food, beds
and gift cards you sent to Erol.
I know I speak for the rest of NASRN
when I say we are all heartbroken
and mourn Erol's passing.
Please keep Jean and her family in
your thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace Erol