Leo

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge - Dog Memorials' started by LabLove, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. LabLove

    LabLove New Member

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    It’s been 4 days now without my sweet baby boy Leo, my heart dog and best friend. So many days were spent with him going to the park and beach, he loved to swim, was obsessed with tennis balls and was the most loyal and friendly companion I’ve ever met. I was so blessed to have him in my life, he meant the world to me. He was only 4 years old. His death was so sudden. On Friday he was lethargic so we took him to his vets who said everything looked fine. Blood test was perfect. Heart and lungs sounded ok. By Sunday morning he took a turn for the worst. Stopped eating completely. I cooked him chicken and he wouldn’t touch it. I planned to call the vet immediately the next morning to make an appointment however around 11pm on July 1st he started struggling to breathe. Me and my mom decided to rush him to the emergency vets. We managed to get him in the car. A couple minutes into the trip he got quiet. I looked back at him and his head was down. I called his name and he didn’t respond. I reached back and touched him and called his name again and still no response. I shook him slightly and his head flopped over and it was then I realized my sweet baby had passed. I jumped in the back and performed CPR on him and once at the vets they took over and intubated and continued CPR but eventually had to give up as my baby wasn’t responding.

    I had the vet perform a necropsy on my boy. I really needed an answer… He found a huge tumor within his heart on the left side and another small tumor on the outside of the heart. He said it was most likely malignant. My poor sweet baby, we had no idea this was going on inside of him… but there wasn’t anything we could have done anyway which does bring a small amount of comfort. I still feel like I never had a chance to say goodbye. I keep having flashbacks of him dying and then of the vets wheeling him away to work on him in the back. It hurts so much. I miss him every moment. I have another dog, a Chihuahua puppy named Percy that I got just 2 weeks before Leo passed. I love him but he is not the same and can never compare to my Leo. Right now I am just pretending Leo is in the next room, it is honestly the only way I can cope right now…
    Just wanted to post a memorial to my baby.

    Rest in peace sweet baby, I will love you forever.

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  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I am so very sorry for your loss. It's always the hardest when they are seemingly healthy one day, and then gone the next.

    ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

    Run free, Leo.
     
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    I'm so very sorry for you loss. How devastating. You just weren't ready for that. Rip dear boy. I'm so sorry.

    (((hugs)))
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Leo was a handsome boy. I'm so sorry he's gone. Know that he will be in your heart and memories forever. Just take one day at a time, cry if you need to, talk to us on here, and know we care. May Leo be running free with all our loved ones. Hugs
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your story had me in tears. What a tragic loss.
     
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    I'm so sorry. That's so hard.
     
  7. Kaydee

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    {{{{{Hugs and Peaceful Thoughts Your Way, I'm so sorry for your loss, he was such a handsome guy}}}}}}
     
  8. poodlesmom

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    I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet Leo!
     
  9. Renee750il

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    Oh, no! You didn't post much, but there is something so special about Leo. (((((((HUGS))))))) and healing to you. Somehow I don't think he's gone too far from you. The kind of bond the two of you have can't be broken.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your boy. It's just not fair when they are taken so suddenly. ((((hugs)))) :(
     
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    Bigpoodleperson Megan and Draco

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    I am so very sorry for your loss!!! Such a horrible thing to have to go to. I lost my baby Riley in November, and I still miss him every second! It is so hard! Cancer is horrible. My Riley had it in his heart, lungs, abdomen and jaw by the time we found it. HUGS to you!!!!
     
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    WOW this is such a sad story, im balling my eyes out :( im so sorry you had to go through that :( what a tragic situation. xxxx
     

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