Alberto died today at 8am Singapore time from post-surgery complications. He has been with D and me for 16 years.
Alberto is the greatest love of my life, and I don't quite know what to feel or do right now and how I am going to move on. My head tells me that life will go on as usual - and that all there is left to do is to accept that the plans that are made with Alberto in them will now have to be carried out in Alberto's absence.
Before I start to become bitter over Alberto's leaving me so suddenly (yes, his kidney started breaking down 9 years ago, his liver has not been in great shape for years, he has gallstones, his lumbar bones have fused together probably for years now, and his pancreas was failing too recently... but Alberto has run the household and been eating well up til last Monday) , I want to tell Dr Geetha Nellinathan from Animal Clinic and her staff who have taken such good care of Alberto how much I appreciate their love and care for Alberto throughout the period that he was hospitalized and in the 16 years they have attended to him. I want to also thank Dr Ben Landon from Landon Veterinary Specialist for having worked on Alberto and cleaned up his systems, and Mrs Landon (Dr Thian) for letting me know that Alberto was very comfortable post-surgery. I understand it is Alberto's time.
There is so much I want to tell Alberto, and I will take my time to do it.