Plum had been unwell for about 6 weeks. She suddenly had a growth on the right side of her head which we originally thought was a sinus infection or an abscess. We had taken her to the vets straight away and she was put on a course of antibiotics, but it didn’t help. We continued to take her to the vets and she was put on two different courses of antibiotics but the growth continued to get worse.

Last week we decided to take her in for an operation to lance the growth in the hope it was an abscess but it ended up solid. A sample was taken for testing, but in the meantime while we waited for the results, the growth had gotten much worse. Originally the growth was swollen from the surgery which faded back, but the growth continued to increase.

It had gotten to the point where she had lost sight in her right eye. She couldn’t fly and had lost her depth perception. She struggled to drink and had difficulty eating. We took her back to the vets today but they said the growth was so large, they couldn’t do surgery on her without her losing to much blood. As such, we had to make the difficult decision to put her down.

R.I.P Plum