I posted my farewell to my beloved Sophie some weeks ago. I needed time and space to catalogue the medical journey. Due to low platelets (and lack of blood clotting ability), we were unable to reach a definitive diagnosis, but the news was not good. I knew that from the beginning.
Besides the “knowing when it is time” question, there is the “knowing when enough is enough” question – diagnostics, treatments, medications, and so on. As medicine advances, there is always something more to do. I drew the line early in this journey, knowing that Sophie had a remarkably healthy and happy almost-12 years with us. One more week or month wasn’t going to get her to a healthier or happier state, just further down the path. The path that I did not want to go on.
As promised in my farewell post, here is Sophie’s medical workup report, for those who want to read the rest of the story.