Hershey will continue to see Pixie in two months, six months and again in one year. If, after that, there is no recurrence, she will have been cured, according to Everett.
The good news is that Pixie has been adopted.
"I can't save them all, but for the ones I do save, I make them a promise I will do everything in my power to make them better," she said.
Education is the best information
Sidlowe recommends, if you find yourself in her shoes, asking other pet owners who have been through similar situations and educating yourself. "[Euthanasia is] not a decision to take lightly, but you have to balance what's right in your head and what's right in your heart," she said. "Sometimes you have to do the best thing for the dog, even if it's not the best thing for you."
Sidlowe got her wish and her son was able to meet her beloved dog.