Lost my boy yesterday

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  1. teedub

    teedub New Member

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    He has been by my side for 11 years. Meant the world to me. Hardest part is I never saw it coming. We've been watching his liver enzymes for the last 6 months and finally did a sonogram a week ago to check for worst case scenario - a tumor. My vet was very pleased to tell me that there was no tumor, but he had some inflammation of the liver. He wasn't worried. I thought everything would be fine.

    I feel so guilty for not paying attention to the fact that his high water intake wasn't decreasing with the new medication. He had been on the medication for one week, he had been doing great, playing, eating great, until yesterday. He was panting on and off and I just didn't make a fuss about it and I should have. Later that evening, I could tell he wasn't ok. I was preparing to take him to the emergency vet when he laid over, spat out blood and he was gone.

    Hit me like a ton of bricks, and I don't know how to face him being gone. He was my best friend, my most loyal companion, and was apart of my daily routine for over 11 years. I just know it's going to be hard to come through that door and not hear him barking.

    Thanks for listening. Had to get it out.
     
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    CaliTerp07 New Member

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    So sorry for your loss :( It's always too soon, especially when you have such a close bond as you describe.
     
  3. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Sorry for your loss <3
     
  4. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    So sorry. Try to remember all the love you shared. He will be in your heart and memories forever.
     
  5. teedub

    teedub New Member

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    Thanks guys. It's been incredibly difficult. I see him everywhere. It's hard for me to not look down and have him there. Everything seems to remind me of him. Grasping that I'll never have him in my arms again just rips my heart out.
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    11 years is a long time, and your words show that they were well loved years. I am very sorry for your loss.
     
  7. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    I am so, so sorry for your loss. It will always hurt, but it will get better with time. I know it doesn't seem like it now, but someday you will be able to think of him and smile.

    Hang in there.
     
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    So sorry for your loss :(
     
  9. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    I can't even imagine that... I am so sorry. :(
     

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