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On Thursday, around 5 pm, Layla Ann went to the Rainbow Bridge. My angel face was once a PIN on here because she suffered a rare form of stroke called a Fibrocartiligenous Embolism at the age of 5. Against the odds, she survived and lived an additional 6 years. This is what happened. On Monday Layla was diagnosed with a bad UTI and was given an appointment for Thursday to check for bladder stones with x-rays. By Wednesday, around 7 pm she was in so much pain I took her to the emergency vet still thinking she had stones. They gave her something for the pain and checked but saw no stones so we decided to follow up with the vet in the am. Layla spent the entire night crying in pain until finally the vet saw us in the morning. They took some more tests, x-rays, and determined that Layla was not getting enough oxygen, in fact only 31%. She also had a brain tumor that caused her to go blind in her left eye between the time we left the ER and saw the vet in the morning. She had also lost function of her hind legs, and her jaw. Because she was suffering so much, and because I love her more than life itself, I decided to say goodbye. I was holding her head and saying goodbye and I love you when she took her last breath. It has been the hardest thing to do and I miss her so much. All I can think about is her and how much of a good dog she was and how special she was, not only to me but to everyone who knew her. I thank God that I had her for any amount of time, let alone 12 years. She fought against the odds and we had such a special bond, and I don't think I will ever have that again. It hurts so much. I'll update more later, when I can type without crying my eyes out. I'll post some recent pictures of her too, so you can see the little old lady she was able to grow into.