Broddick’s tale unfolded as a heart-wrenching and profoundly moving saga. Pursued by a group of fellow dogs, he inadvertently slipped into a river while attempting to escape, finding himself ensnared in its unforgiving currents.
Adorned with numerous bruises and swellings on his neck, head, ears, and cheeks, Broddick bore the physical toll of his ordeal. His left eye, only partly closed, spoke volumes about the desperation he experienced in that dire moment.
Around six o’clock in the morning, a compassionate Samaritan intervened, swiftly transporting him to the emergency vet. Broddick’s herniated discs presented a complex challenge, inducing considerable pain. The veterinarian initiated treatment with a spinal block, aiming to alleviate his suffering.
Despite being a bright and understanding canine, Broddick seemed to have faced a streak of misfortune in life. Yet, there was hope that the days of agony would soon be behind him.
Gradually healing from scratches and bites, his skin regained its smoothness. Assisted by a support belt, he was weaned off the wheelchair. Although his appetite returned to normal, a noticeable drop in weight remained a concern.
As the modifications to Broddick’s wheelchair allowed him to breathe in the freshness of the air, ominous news surfaced. The lining showed signs of flowering, and the parallel gland appeared to be in a state of decay.
While his fundamental health aspects persisted—eating, drinking, and defecating—he experienced violent seizures throughout the night. The culprit was identified as rapidly spreading necrosis, defying attempts at containment through regular chymotrypsin therapy.
Further complicating matters, Broddick harbored a sizable tumor in his spine, having infiltrated soft tissues. Regrettably, the diagnosis confirmed the tumor’s malignant nature, with blood tests revealing the onset of sepsis. Even potent pain medications provided only fleeting relief.
After careful contemplation, the veterinary team made the poignant decision to release Broddick from his suffering. They chose a path where he could find solace, free from pain.
“Soft clouds to you in paradise, our sweet Broddick.”