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Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Shilohsmom] #346682
01/19/18 01:24 AM
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Oh, dear. Grimm, Smokey & I are beaming positive thoughts crossedfingers for your precious Heidi. Please take extra good care of yourself. grouphug


Patti
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Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Braverhund] #346688
01/19/18 05:40 AM
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No, I have not tried Adquin. She seems better this morning. I don't know what to do. I have pred in my pocket for her. The appointment is set for Saturday, but I told them when I made it, that I am giving her until Saturday, and I might cancel it. She was out scarfing her food this morning too.

We waited too long with Cujo. He died before they could put the juice in him. He suffered that last night. But before then, he wasn't acting like he was in great pain. We knew he was getting worse and worse though. Heidi is not. She seemed to get a little better. Then worse. Now a little better. It's like a pretty bad roller coaster, more like a train going back and forth over a flat prarie. I better get some wood chips in her area. If it gets warm on the weekend, and all this crap melts she is going to be a real mess. I crate her at night inside, but I don't think restricting her movement is a good idea for long periods.


Seniors: Babs, Heidi, Odessa
Mature Adults: Ninja, Joy, Bear, Hepzibah
Adults: Karma, Cujo II, Lassie
Young Adults: Quinn, Ramona
Puppies: Kojak, Tinuviel

Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer] #346698
01/20/18 04:44 AM
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Just sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. I so hope she takes a big turn for the better soon.


Rosa

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Shilohsmom] #346719
01/21/18 04:26 AM
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I didn't kill her. It will probably come to that. Eventually, it pretty much always comes to that. But she is still mobile, and she is still eating good. What's the hurry? She doesn't seem to be in pain, and we have pred. If I think she is actually suffering, I will put her down. For now, we'll take it a day at a time. Thanks.


Seniors: Babs, Heidi, Odessa
Mature Adults: Ninja, Joy, Bear, Hepzibah
Adults: Karma, Cujo II, Lassie
Young Adults: Quinn, Ramona
Puppies: Kojak, Tinuviel

Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer] #346720
01/21/18 02:35 PM
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Selzer, I know you are in limbo and that is a crappy place to be, but letting a dog go and releasing them from pain isn't killing them. Killing them is like what I read on a friends FB page that an owner of one of her pups did no training, the pup bit her son and then turned the dog over to the ACO at 8 months old and was put down.

Caring for your dogs as long as you can and they are still willing to do some activities isn't killing your dog.

With older dogs it is just a day by day situation. When their body can't any more it is time.


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346723
01/21/18 05:11 PM
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You guys are in my thoughts.


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Diva Dec 4/09
Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346724
01/21/18 06:17 PM
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We are sending you and Heidi our best good thoughts today. hugging congrats hugging


Patti
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Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz
Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346728
01/21/18 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
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Caring for your dogs as long as you can and they are still willing to do some activities isn't killing your dog.



Those are the words we're living by.

Every day counts.

take care,
MJ

Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346730
01/22/18 01:40 AM
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I'm sorry, I am in two places with euthanasia in this case. It is killing her because it is taking her life, and if I feel that I am doing that for selfish reasons, like, she is not getting any better, so let's let her go now, it will be easier to manage, etc. But I also believe that euthanasia is the last gift we can give our beloved companion. And it can be selfish to prolong a critter's life, allowing them to suffer, because we cannot bring ourselves to take that step.

I dunno where we are right now. Today I wish I would have put her down yesterday. But then she tore into her food like I didn't feed her for three days. She is socially interested in what the other dogs are doing. She is happy to see me. She is still managing to walk, and even trot a little.

This is the price of sharing our life with such a spectacular creature.


Seniors: Babs, Heidi, Odessa
Mature Adults: Ninja, Joy, Bear, Hepzibah
Adults: Karma, Cujo II, Lassie
Young Adults: Quinn, Ramona
Puppies: Kojak, Tinuviel

Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Selzer] #346732
01/22/18 03:32 PM
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The ups and downs are gut wrenching. It is the last gift we can do for our beloved pets but it is the MOST difficult.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Getting ready to say goodbye to Heidi [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #346736
01/22/18 09:07 PM
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Such a tribute to the deep, trusting bond you both share. I wish this were easier for you both. I am sending you strength vibes. hugging


Patti
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Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz
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