Kane just never seemed to get all the way better after we took him to the vet and found the pancreas problems. He'd vomit once in a while. He wouldn't always eat all his meals. But then yesterday he wouldn't eat his last two meals (we were feeding him 4 meals a day to try to be gentler on his tummy). This morning he could barely get out of his crate to go outside to potty and then he wouldn't eat his breakfast - even with canned food added. We took him to the vet and they took some x-rays. They found a mass in his chest and evidence of cancer in his lungs. Based on the x-rays and some of his symptoms, the vet felt the cancer was likely spreading rapidly throughout his body and that he was pretty uncomfortable. We made the heartbreaking decision to let him go.
When we got home from the vet's all of us were feeling pretty low. As we piled out of the van, a butterfly flitted all around us. I love butterflies. The butterfly landed on my wrist right next to my cross tattoo and just sat there for about a minute. Then he flew over and landed on Kane's collar I was holding. And sat there for a moment too. It is rare for me to see the butterflies land on someone and sit for so long. We felt that the butterfly was a little messenger, letting us know Kane was now free from his pain, who came to give us a little "hug".
Kane - have fun playing with Houdini and Cosmo across the Rainbow Bridge. We will miss your gentle spirit! I hope you are in Heaven when it's my time to come Home.