It’s clear Kailyn was blaming herself in part for Bear’s passing due to an illness. “Why didn’t I think of that? Like, maybe he has an issue.”
Kailyn comes back into the room where Leah Messer is getting ready for filming.
“[The vet] thinks that it’s cancer,” Kailyn reveals to her BFF. She explains that the vet is giving her medication to make Bear more comfortable so that Kail and her children “can spend time with him, say bye to him,” and that he would have to be euthanized as a result of his illness.
“I got Bear when Isaac was two,” Kailyn said, “and [Isaac is] about to be ten. Their birthdays are a couple days apart.”
Clearly, her relationship with Bear was complicated at the end. “I felt like I was getting mad at him, because I thought he was spitefully going to the bathroom [inside the house]… and then to find out [that he has cancer], I feel so guilty.”
And of course, as a mother, the hardest part is explaining it to the children.
“I don’t even know how [to] tell the kids. They’re not going to understand — they’re going to think that I’m killing my dog!”
Kailyn seems on the fence about taking her kids to the appointment where Bear would be euthanized, but Leah supports it.
“I think you should if they want to go,” Leah says. “If it was our dog and [the twins] wanted to go, yes [I’d take them],” Leah explains.